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

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.

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 using XML, a URL, or a manual configuration.

View Configured App

View Configured App

View the configured app.

To edit, see the place(s) the app will appear, or delete the app, click the Settings icon [1]. To edit the app, click the Edit link [2]. To see the places the app will appear, click the Placements link [2]. To delete the app, click the Delete link [4].

View App Placements

View App Placements

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

View Embedded Content

Click the Save button to view the embedded content.