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How do I upload and embed media from an external source in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

You can use the Rich Content Editor to embed video and audio media from external resources. It is your responsibility to ensure your content is secure before you embed it in Canvas.

Several features in Canvas support the Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.

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 Embed Tool from Toolbar

Open Media Upload Tool

To embed media from the toolbar, click the Embed icon [1].

To view the Embed icon, you may have to click the Options icon [2].

Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar

Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar

You can also embed media using the menubar in the Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.

To embed media using the menubar, click the Insert menu [1] and select the Embed option [2].

Enter Embed Code

Enter Embed Code

Paste the code in the Embed Code field [1]. Then click the Submit button [2].

Embed Media

Embed Media

Click the Submit button.

Preview Embedded Media

Preview Recorded Media

Preview your embedded media 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.