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How do I embed media files from Canvas into the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

You can embed media files from your course, user, and group files in Canvas in the Rich Content Editor. Several features in Canvas support the Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.

Note: Students cannot view media files uploaded to the Rich Content Editor which have an unpublished restriction setting or are outside of the file's visibility dates. View file restriction settings.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the 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).

Open Media Upload Tool

Open Media Upload Tool

Click the Media Options arrow [1]. To view the Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon [2].

To view your uploaded course media files, click the Course Media option [3]. To view media saved in your Canvas user files, click the User Media option [4].

If you open the Rich Content Editor from a group, you can view uploaded group media files by clicking the Group Media option [5].

Note: If the Media icon does not display in the toolbar, media uploads have been disabled by your institution.

Select Media File

Select Media File

By default, when embedding a media file in the Rich Content Editor, the Add menu displays media files from your selected source [1].

To change the file type, click the Type drop-down menu [2].

To sort image files by date added or alphabetically, click the Sort by drop-down menu [3]. To search for a file, enter the file name in the Search field [4]. You must enter at least three characters for search results to display.

Click the media file to embed [5].

Note: The file will flash before it embeds in the Rich Content Editor.

View Embedded Media

View Embedded Media

View your embedded media file in the Rich Content Editor.

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 created in the Rich Content Editor.