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How do I embed course and user documents in the New Rich Content Editor?

You can use the New Rich Content Editor to insert hyperlinks to document files stored in your course and user files.

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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 file, 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].

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In the toolbar, click the Documents icon [1]. To view course documents, click the Course Links option [2]. To view your user documents, click the User Documents option [3].

Note: To view the Links icon, you may have to click the Options icon [4].  

View and Sort Files

View and Sort Files

By default, the Add menu displays all files in your selected file source [1].

To sort the displayed files by image, document, or media file type, click the Type drop-down menu [2].

To sort the displayed files by date added or alphabetically, click the Sort by drop-down menu [3].

Select File

Select File

Click the name of the file you want to link in the New Rich Content Editor.

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

View Link

View the link displaying the name of the file [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 file, click the link [1].

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