How do I upload and embed media from an external source in the New Rich Content Editor?
You can use the New Rich Content Editor to embed video and audio media from external resources.
Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.
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 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).
Open Media Upload Tool from Toolbar
To upload media from the toolbar, click the Media icon .
You can also upload media from the media options menu. To view additional media options, click the Media Options arrow . Then select the Upload/Record Media option .
To view the Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon .
Note: If the Media icon does not display in the toolbar, media uploads have been disabled by your institution.
Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar
You can also upload media using the menubar in the New Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.
To upload media using the menubar, click the Insert menu , select the Media option , and select the Upload/Record Media option .
Click the Embed tab.
Enter Embed Code
Paste the code in the Embed Code field.
Click the Submit button.
Preview Embedded Media
Preview your embedded media in the New Rich Content Editor.
Click the Save button.
- 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 the content created in the New Rich Content Editor.