How do I align text using the Rich Content Editor?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

You can use the Rich Content Editor to align text.

The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Open the Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Place Cursor In Front Of Text

Place Cursor In Front Of Text

Place the cursor in front of the text you wish to align.

Align Text

Align Text

Use the tools on the Rich Content Editor toolbar to align the text. You can set the position of the text on the page with the Left, Center, and Right Alignment tools [1] or indent the text using the Indent tool [2].

Align Directional Text

Align Directional Text

The editor also supports directional text so users can insert content right to left. This feature can be added using the Right to Left button within the editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.

View Content

View Content

View the content you edited.