How do I select content from an external app in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?
You can use the 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 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.
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).
Select Embed Location
To embed app content in the Rich Content Editor, click to place your cursor in the location in the Rich Content Editor where you want the app content to appear .
To link text to content from an app, select the text for the linked content .
You can view a list of external tools from the menubar. Click the Tools link . Navigate to the Apps option , then select the View All option .
Alternatively, you can view your apps from the toolbar. In the toolbar, click the App icon .
Note: To view the App icon, you may have to click the Options icon .
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 . Then select the app you want to open .
To view all apps, click the View All link .
To find an app, type the app name in the Search field . Search results display as you type.
To select an app, click the app name .
To read a brief explanation of the app, click the View description link .
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 your content. You can interact with embedded app content directly in Canvas depending on external app settings.