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

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 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).

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.

Locate Content Selector

The Content Selector will automatically open when the Rich Content Editor is opened.

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 the inserted link in 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 Content

View Content

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