New Rich Content Editor coming to Canvas in January


New year, new look! Starting in January anytime you create or edit, an Assignment, Page, Discussion, Syllabus, etc. in Canvas you will have a new look and feel on the editing page. The new version still supports all the same features the previous version did:

  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Pages
  • Quizzes
  • Syllabus

New rich content editor:

Screenshot, new Canvas Rich Content Editor


  1. Rich Content Editor content area: still able to preview and add to page content.
  2. Formatting content menu bar: format page content
  3. Format text
  4. Insert links to media and documents
  5. External tools
  6. Format paragraphs
  7. Clear formatting
  8. Add tables
  9. Insert an equation

Previous rich content editor:

Screenshot, old Canvas Content Editor


  1. Rich Content Editor content area
  2. Insert HTML directly into Canvas using the HTML Editor link.
  3. Link to course content using the content selector

Last modified: February 11, 2021