Canvas highlights 4. Rich Content Editor

Canvas Highlights 4. Rich Content Editor

[note: this post has been updated to reflect a terminology change on the Sussex Canvas VLE, to align it to Sussex terminology]

In this weeks ‘Canvas Highlights’ we take a look at the Rich Content Editor. This represents the set of uniform tools which are available across the Canvas system when creating and editing your content; from entering text to inserting graphics, maths equations, multimedia based content and more.

Typical of Canvas, a simple, but intuitive and efficient workflow required for a great user-experience is at the heart of the rich-content editor.

Canvas includes all of the typical features of a rich-content-editor, such as the ability to add basic text-formatting, change font-size and colour, produce data tables, insert web-links, images and video content. It also includes a number of unique features for creating bespoke educational content.

Notable features:

  • Side menu for quick access to inserting web-links to existing files, images, activities and assignments in your module.
  • Integration with Flickr repository. Search and insert creative commons licensed images from the Flickr repository without having to leave your Canvas module.
  • Add audio-visual content by creating on-the-fly recordings directly from your microphone or web-cam.
  • Ensure that your content is readable, presentable and user friendly to all of your students with the in-built accessibility checker.
  • Create maths equations using the graphic menu of symbols or by typing LaTeX into the editor.

For more information on the rich-content editor see also the Canvas community help pages for an in depth look at how to make the most out of this essential and powerful tool in your new VLE.

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