Whether you type text directly into Canvas or copy/paste from Word, use the Rich Content Editor to format your text.
Add compelling visuals to your course to help students understand difficult or abstract concepts, while improving the visual appeal of your course. Always add Alternative Text to images. This is required for accessibility.
When providing instructions or information to students, use a link to point them to the right place. Provide links to items within your course or to external websites.
Add other media types besides images and text. Embed a Youtube video, write an equation using the LaTeX Math Editor, or add a table to display data.
Embedding Online Video
Using Math Editor for Equations
Inserting a Table
Content created in Canvas as well as content uploaded to Canvas should be accessible to all students. This includes using Alt Text to describe images and graphics, ensuring sufficient contrast between text and the background, and the use of closed captions for video.
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Information on this page is adapted from content created by the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning at Cal State L.A.