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How do I create hyperlinks to course content in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

When using the New Rich Content Editor, you can insert links to previously created course content. You may be able to link to content in Pages, Assignments, Quizzes, Announcements, Discussions, and Modules. You can also insert links that, when clicked, act like Course Navigation links.

Note: The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. You can manage your course features in Course Settings.

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open the New Rich Content Editor when creating or editing an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.

Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, click the Keyboard icon or press ALT+F8 (PC keyboard) or ALT+FN+F8 (Mac keyboard).

Select Link Location

To insert a link displaying the name of the course content item, click to place your cursor in the location in the New Rich Content Editor where you want the link to appear [1].

To insert a hyperlink to a course content item, select the text for your hyperlink [2].

Open Course Links

In the toolbar, click the Links icon [1] and select the Course Links option [2].

Note: To view the Links icon, you may have to click the Options icon [3].  

Select Course Content

Select Course Content

Use the Add menu to select the linked content. By default, the Add drop-down menu displays course content Links options [1]. You can also add document, image, and media file links.

Course content items are grouped by content type. To view a list of course content items click the arrow icon next to the content type [2]. Then click the name of the course item you want to link in the New Rich Content Editor [3].

Note: The text will flash before turning into the hyperlink.

Insert Course Navigation Link

You can also insert Course Navigation links from the Add menu. When a user clicks on an inserted Course Navigation link, Canvas will navigate them to that course feature page.

View Link

View the link displaying the name of the course content item [1] or the hyperlinked text [2].

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Notes:

  • The assignment, discussion, pages, and quizzes details pages display a Save & Publish button.
  • The Syllabus page displays an Update Syllabus button.
  • Discussion replies display a Post Reply button.

View Content

View Content

View the content. To view the linked course content, click the inserted link [1].

Note: Links to external URLs display an Open icon [2].