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Canvas - How do I use the Rich Content Editor?

Several features in Canvas support a Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus. You can type text and you can copy and paste text from other sources into the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor also supports embedded images, YouTube videos, hyperlinks, links to other course content, tables, equations, and other features.


Getting Started

Adding images 

Adding hyperlinks

Adding media (videos and audio)

Using math functions


Accessibility Checker

Tips and Tricks

  • If you wish to use the Math Editor to insert equations into the text of classic quiz questions, pages, or other places the Rich Content Editor is supported, the following pdf files created by Canvas provide extra help: Basic EquationsAdvanced EquationsChemistry Formulas

24/7/365 Canvas Support is available through the help icon in Canvas, by calling the phone support for faculty, staff and students or email us directly at

Keywordstable, hyperlink, math editor, equation, YouTube, video, content, RCE, images   Doc ID107456
OwnerStephanie S.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2020-12-01 10:23:07Updated2024-02-08 12:07:49
SitesUW-La Crosse
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