How do I add an External App that creates a Rich Content Editor button?

If an external app is configured for the Rich Content Editor, it will appear in the Rich Content Editor for use throughout your course.

To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

Verify App

Before you configure the app you will need to verify that the app can become a Rich Content Editor button by visiting the Edu App Center (External Apps). Click the app to view more information. Appropriate apps will display the Editor Button option.

Learn how to configure an external app in Canvas.

View Configured App

View the configured app. Verify the editor button has been configured.

Open Pages

Open Pages

In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.

Edit Pages

Edit Pages

After selecting or creating a new a page, click the Edit button.

View New Button

View New Button

View the new Rich Content Editor button.

Embed Content

Embed Content
  1. In the Search field, search for a topic and press return.
  2. When you find the video you want to embed, click the Embed button.
  3. Choose the embed size.

The embedded video will appear in the Rich Content Editor.

View Embedded Content

Click the Save button to view the embedded content.

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