How do I upload an audio file 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 upload an audio file. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

For more information about supported uploaded media types, please see the Canvas Media Files lesson.

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.

Open Media Uploader

Open Media Uploader

Click the Video Clip icon to open the Media Comment Tool.

Upload Media

Upload Media

Click the Upload Media tab.

Select Audio File

Select Audio File

Choose the Select Audio File button. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Select Audio File

Select Audio File

Select the audio file you want to upload [1]. Click the Open button [2].

Upload Audio File

Upload Audio File

The status bar will show you the progress of your audio upload. The speed of your upload will depend on your internet connection and the size of your audio. Wait for your media to upload. Once the progress bar is full this window will automatically close.

View Audio File

View Audio File

The uploaded audio will be indicated by a link inside the Rich Content Editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.

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 Media

View Media

Click the audio preview to view it in Canvas.