How do I insert course files into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector?

You can use the Rich Content Editor to insert course files from the Content Selector.

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 Files Tab

Open Files Tab

Click the Files tab [1].

Upload New File

Upload New File

You have the option to link to existing course files [1] or upload a new file. Click the Upload a new file link [2] to add a new file to the course.

Choose File

Choose File

Click Choose File. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Select File

Select File

Click the title of the file you want to insert [1]. Click Open to upload the file [2].

Upload File

Upload File

Click Upload.

Track Upload Progress

Track Upload Progress

Track the progress of your upload using the progress bar [1]. The file will be automatically inserted wherever your cursor is in the Rich Content Editor when it is has been uploaded.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click Save.

View Content

View Content

View your file. You can preview the file by clicking the Preview icon [1] or download it by clicking the pop-out icon [2].

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