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How do I create a hyperlink or embed a file from Google Drive into the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

If your course has enabled Google Apps, you can create a document, slide presentation, or spreadsheet using Google Drive and then embed that document anywhere you can use the New Rich Content Editor in Canvas. Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus. When embedded, Google slide presentations default to presentation mode.

In Google, you can link or embed files. When files are linked in the New 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 file, the edits also display in Canvas.

Notes: 

  • If you cannot view the Google Drive option in the New Rich Content Editor LTI Tools menu, you can still include your file by creating a hyperlink or publishing your Google content to the web and pasting the embed code in the HTML editor.
  • The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. You can manage your course features in Course Settings.

Canvas tutorial below: