Topics Map > CATL > Canvas

Canvas - How do I use the Classic 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.

*The New Rich Content Editor will be turned on for all users/courses January 1st, 2021. If you would like to start using it sooner, you can enable through your course settings. For an introduction to this new feature, review How do I use the menubar in the New Rich Content Editor? 


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
  • Use the Accessibility Checker to check for common accessibility errors within the editor.
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

See Also:

Keywords:table, hyperlink, math editor, equation, YouTube, video, content   Doc ID:98719
Owner:Stephanie S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-03-11 20:20 CDTUpdated:2020-12-03 09:25 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
Feedback:  0   0