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How do I select content from an external app in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

You can use the New Rich Content Editor to embed content and links from external apps that have been set up in your course. Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes.

Embedding and linking options vary depending on the app you're using. For specific instructions for embedding and linking to external app content, please refer to the app vendor's user guides.

Note: The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. If the Rich Content Editor in your course does not match the images in this lesson, your course is using the classic Rich Content Editor.

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 Embed Location

To embed app content in the New Rich Content Editor, click to place your cursor in the location in the New Rich Content Editor where you want the app content to appear [1].

To link text to content from an app, select the text for the linked content [2].

Open Apps

Open Apps

You can view a list of external tools from the menubar. Click the Tools link [1]. Navigate to the Apps option [2], then select the View All option [3].

Alternatively, you can view your apps from the toolbar. In the toolbar, click the App icon [4].

Note: To view the App icon, you may have to click the Options icon [5].

View Recently Used Apps

View Recently Used Apps

If you have previously used an external app from the Rich Content Editor, you can quickly open recently used apps.

To view recently used apps, click the App icon [1]. Then select the app you want to open [2].

To view all apps, click the View All link [3].

Select App

Select App

To find an app, type the app name in the Search field [1]. Search results display as you type.

To select an app, click the app name [2].

To read a brief explanation of the app, click the drop-down icon [3].

Select App Content

Select App Content

Use the app to search for and select content to link to or embed. External app settings and options may vary by app.

View Embedded App

You can view and interact with the embedded app content or app link depending on your embed or link settings.

View Content

View Content

View your content. You can interact with embedded app content directly in Canvas depending on external app settings.