Instructure, the developers of Canvas, are requiring us to transition to the newest version of the Rich Content Editor (RCE). We delayed this transition as long as possible to avoid any interface changes during COVID.
But beginning on Thursday, December 10th, all courses in Seattle U Canvas will start to use the New Rich Content Editor (RCE).
The New RCE will be used to add and edit content in Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Classic Quizzes, and the Syllabus.
The most significant change to the RCE is that Canvas no longer has a separate area for linking to internal course content (see screenshots below). The RCE now places both internal and external linking within the same area. The primary reason Instructure developed this new RCE was to improve compatibility on mobile devices.
Below is a video and support guides for faculty and students on how to use the new RCE.
If you prefer to edit your Canvas pages using the HTML Editor instead of the Rich Content Editor, you can find the button to access the HTML Editor below the text editor on the right hand side. The button contains </> (a less-than sign, a forward slash, and a greater-than sign).
If/when you would like to switch back from the HTML Editor to the Rich Content Editor, click the same button again.
If you prefer to edit your Canvas pages in Full Screen Mode, you can click the icon below the text box on the far right hand side that looks like a diagonal line with directional arrows on each end.
To exit Full Screen Mode, you can use a few different methods. If you are using the RCE in Full Screen Mode, in the menu, you can click View and then Full Screen to toggle Full Screen Mode off.
You can also use two different keyboard shortcuts: either the escape key (Esc) or CTRL+Shift+F.