How do I insert links to course content into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector?

You can insert links into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector.  The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Note: The Content Selector is currently associated with an account-level feature option that includes visual style updates and content section pagination. These changes can only currently be viewed in Pages and the Syllabus. However, the overall functionality of the Content Selector is the same. The Content Selector view available to you is determined by your institution.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

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

Prepare Links

Create your content in the Rich Content Editor. The file will be automatically inserted wherever your cursor is in the Rich Content Editor. You can either insert a link directly [1], or you can highlight text where you want to create a direct link [2].

Open Links Tab

Open Links Tab

Click the Links tab to insert links to course content and navigation.

Link to Course Content

Link to Course Content

Open the course content menu you want to access. By default the sidebar expands the Pages content, but you can also expand content areas for Assignments, Quizzes, Announcements, Discussions, Modules, and Course Navigation links.

Insert Link

Click the title of the course content you want to create a link to.

View Link

View your link in the Rich Content Editor. If you inserted the link where your cursor was located, the link displays as the file name [1]. If you highlighted text for the link, the link is associated with the text [2].

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. To view the linked course content, click the inserted link.