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How do I embed images from Canvas into the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

You can embed uploaded image files from your user files in Canvas in the New Rich Content Editor. After embedding an image, you can also edit the image display options and add alt tags to your images for better accessibility.

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 using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view a window with a list of keyboard navigation shortcuts, click the Keyboard icon or press Alt+F8 (on a PC keyboard) or Option+Fn+F8 (on a Mac keyboard) simultaneously on your keyboard.

Embed Images from Toolbar

Embed Images from Toolbar

Click the Image Options arrow [1]. To view images saved in your Canvas user files, click the User Images option [2].

Note: To view the Images icon, you may have to click the Options icon [3].

Embed Images from Menubar

Embed Images from Menubar

Alternatively, you can embed images from the menubar. Click the Insert link [1]. Navigate to view the Image options [2], then select the User Images option [3].

Select Image File

View Image Files

By default, when embedding an image in the New Rich Content Editor, the Add menu displays image files from your selected source [1]. To change the image file source, click the Source drop-down menu [2].

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

Click the image file to embed [4].

Note: The image will flash before it embeds in the New Rich Content Editor.

View Embedded Image

View Embedded Image

View the image embedded in the New Rich Content Editor. You can also edit the size of the image and add alt tags for improved accessibility.

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.

View Content

View Content

View the content created in the New Rich Content Editor.