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How do I edit and remove hyperlinks in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

After adding a hyperlink to external URLs, course content, or files in the New Rich Content Editor, you can edit the link from the Link Options menu. You can also remove hyperlinks.

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 a group announcement, discussion, or page, or when completing an assignment or quiz.

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).

Edit Link

Click the link in the New Rich Content Editor [1]. Then click the Options link [2].

You can also click the toolbar Links icon [3] and select the Edit Link option [4].

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

View Link Options

In the Link Options menu, you can edit the hyperlinked text in the Text field [1]. You can edit the URL in the Link field [2].

To save your changes, click the Done button [3].

Note: When clicked, external hyperlinks automatically open in a new browser tab.

Remove Link

To remove a link, click the toolbar Links icon [1] and select the Remove Link option [2].

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Discussions, the Save button may appear as the Post Reply button.