How do I edit content in the HTML view in the Rich Content Editor?

You can use the Rich Content Editor to edit content using HTML.

Note: Although you can toggle the "HTML Editor" and edit the HTML directly in the Rich Content Editor, any code that you manually enter or copy and paste into the Editor may be stripped away when you save your changes. View the Canvas HTML whitelist PDF for more information.

Open the Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor. You can add an image from your course files by using the Content Selector.

HTML Editor

Click the HTML Editor link to open the HTML view. When in HTML view, you can toggle back by clicking the "Rich Content Editor" link.

Edit Content

Edit Content

Continue editing content in the HTML view.

What HTML tags can be used in the Rich Content Editor?

When attempting to do custom HTML coding in Canvas, you may discover that certain HTML codes do not work upon saving. This is because Canvas will only support certain HTML elements for security reasons. This also applies to content copied and pasted from from an external source. Below is a link to a list of HTML tags that are permissible in Canvas. HTML tags that are not on this list may be stripped out of the Canvas Rich Content Editor when you save your work.

View the Canvas HTML whitelist PDF.

Note: Although you can toggle the "HTML Editor" and edit the HTML directly in the Rich Content Editor, any code that you manually enter or copy and paste into the Editor may be stripped away when you save your changes.

Create Alternate Text Tag for Image

Create Alternate Text Tag for Image

Once you have the image inserted into the page, you should create alternate text that describes the image. For example, this alternate text is changed to Canvas Logo.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click Save Changes.

View Content

View Content

View the content you created using the Rich Content Editor.

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