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How do I upload and embed media from an external source in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

You can use the New Rich Content Editor to embed video and audio media from external resources.

Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes.

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 using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

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).

Open Embed Tool from Toolbar

Open Embed Tool from Toolbar

To embed media from the toolbar, click the Embed icon [1].

To view the Embed icon, you may have to click the Options icon [2].

Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar

Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar

You can also embed media using the menubar in the New Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of New Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.

To embed media using the menubar, click the Insert menu [1] and select the Embed option [2].

Enter Embed Code

Enter Embed Code

Paste the code in the Embed Code field [1]. Then click the Submit button [2].

Embed Media

Embed Media

Click the Submit button.

Preview Embedded Media

Preview Embedded Media

Preview your embedded media in the New Rich Content Editor.

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.