How do I insert links to course content into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector as an instructor?
You can insert links into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).
Open Rich Content Editor
Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.
Create your content in the Rich Content Editor. The file will be automatically inserted wherever your cursor is in the Rich Content Editor. You can either insert a link directly , or you can highlight text where you want to create a direct link .
Open Links Tab
Click the Links tab to insert links to course content and navigation.
Link to Course Content
Open the course content menu you want to access. By default the sidebar expands the Pages content, but you can also expand content areas for Assignments, Quizzes, Announcements, Discussions, Modules, and Course Navigation links.
Click the title of the course content where you want to create a link.
Link to New Page
If you want to add a link to a new page, scroll to the bottom of the Pages content and click the Link to a New Page link. This option will allow you to create a page title for a new page and insert the link to the new page.
Please note that your new page will not contain any content. You will need to open the page later and add content to the page.
View your link in the Rich Content Editor. If you inserted the link where your cursor was located, the link displays as the file name . If you highlighted text for the link, the link is associated with the text .
Click the Save button.
Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.
View the content. To view the linked course content, click the inserted link.