How do I insert course images 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 use the Content Selector to insert and upload course images into the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Note: If you do not need to upload images, you can embed images using the Rich Content Editor Embed Image functionality.

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 Images Tab

Open Images Tab

Click the Images tab.

Upload New Image

Upload New Image

You have the option to link to existing course images [1], search the Flickr Creative Commons site [2] or upload a new image [3].

Click the Upload a new image link to add a new image to the course.

Choose File

Choose File

After clicking the Upload a new image link, click the Choose File or Browse button. 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 Image

Upload Image

Click the Upload button.

Track Upload Process

Track Upload Process

Track the progress of your upload using the progress bar. The image will be automatically inserted into the Rich Content Editor when it is has been uploaded.

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 your content.