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Canvas - How do I create a hyperlink or embed a file from Google Drive into the Rich Content Editor?

If your course has enabled Google Apps, you can create a document, slide presentation, or spreadsheet using Google Drive and then embed the document anywhere you can use the Rich Content Editor in Canvas. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

In Google, you can link or embed files. When files are linked in the Rich Content Editor, the link displays the exact name of the file. Please ensure your file names are correct before linking a file. For embedded files, any time you edit the Google document, it will be automatically updated in Canvas.

Note: If you cannot view the Google Drive icon in the Rich Content Editor, you can still include your file by creating a hyperlink or publishing your Google content to the web and pasting the embed code int eh HTML editor.


Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

 

Open Google Drive

Open Google Drive

Click the Google Drive icon.

 

Locate File

Locate File

Locate and click the file(s) you want to link.

 

Embed or Link File

Embed or Link File

To embed the file, click the Embed button [1]. The Rich Content Editor will display a placeholder image for the file.

 

To link the file, click the Link button [2]. The Rich Content Editor will display a link with the name of the file.

 

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

 

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.


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If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:canvas hyperlink embed file google drive rich content editor   Doc ID:71398
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-03-06 12:50 MDTUpdated:2017-12-01 12:40 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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