Canvas: New Rich Content Editor (RCE) and Content Selector

As of January 4, 2021, Canvas features a new Rich Content Editor (RCE). The RCE is where you format text and embed media when creating:

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Inserting Canvas Content Using the New RCE toolbar

The first thing you will notice is there is no Content Selector on the right side of the screen. In the previous RCE, the Content Selector displayed resources already in your Canvas course. Its three tabs, Links, Files, and Images, allowed you to link to these resources with a single click. 
Content Selector panel from the Old RCE

You can still link to course resources using the New RCE's toolbar. There are four buttons all side-by-side on the New RCE's toolbar:

  • Links
  • Images
  • Record/Upload Media
  • Documents
    New RCE toolbar with Canvas Content buttons highlighted

Each button has a drop-down menu with options for selecting specific course content. 
Each of the four Canvas content buttons and their menu options

When you click one of the Canvas content buttons, a context-sensitive Add menu appears on the right.
New RCE toolbar and page content area; Canvas Content buttons highlighted; Add menu visible

Understanding the New RCE Insert Content Buttons

Additional Resource

TDX ID
5772