Teaching with Canvas

New Features

  • RICH CONTENT EDITOR – Embedded Image File Uploads
    • Files can be embedded in the Rich Content Editor without first being upload to Canvas. This change applies to you as an instructor but significantly impacts students.
    • When embedding a file in the Rich Content Editor, such as when embedding an image in a discussion, you can view enlarged Course Files and My Files links for selecting an image. However, if a file has not yet been uploaded to Canvas, you can upload a file directly from your computer to their My Files folder.
    • Students must select the My Files folder to activate the Upload File button, as they are not allowed to upload files to the Course Files folder. Images will be uploaded to the root folder unless a specific folder is selected.
Canvas Rich Text Editor (Image: Canvas)

Student Experience:

  • No major updates (other than the same embedded image file upload).

For a complete production release update information: Canvas Release Notes.

2018-11-17 New Feature Screencast from Instructure Community on Vimeo.

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