How do I use the Font Size and Paragraph drop-down menus to style my text?

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 Text Editor to change font size and format paragraphs.

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.

Select Text

Select Text

Select the text you wish to style.

Use Font Size Drop-down Menu

Use Font Size Drop-down Menu

Select the Font Size drop-down menu to change the text font size. Here you can choose from 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24, or 36 sized fonts.

Use the Paragraph Drop-down Menu

Use the Paragraph Drop-down Menu

Select the Paragraph drop-down menu to change the text font size. Here you can choose from paragraph, heading 2, heading 3, or heading 4 styles.

Single Space Text

Single Space Text

To create single spacing in the Rich Content Editor, press the option key, shift key, and then return (MAC) or enter (PC). This will create a line break instead of a paragraph break.

Superscript and Subscript Text

Superscript and Subscript Text

Use the superscript and subscript options in the Rich Content 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 created.