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Canvas - Rich Content Editor Change (1/16/21)

Posted: 2021-01-13 13:00:10   Expiration: 2021-01-29 13:00:10

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2021-01-13 13:00:10. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

On January 16, Canvas' Rich Content Editor (RCE) will change permanently to the new version of the RCE we announced in our November update. To date, using the new version of the RCE has been an opt-in feature. After January 16, RCE will become the default and every user will notice different icons in the content editor user interface.

For a description of how the new RCE works, please refer to this document from the Canvas Community. In addition, a side-by-side comparison of features between the old and new RCEs can be found in this document.

It had been initially thought and announced in our November message that the new RCE would impact Canvas course storage quotas. However, further discussions with the vendor clarified that storage quotas will behave the same as before – specifically, video files that are recorded and uploaded in the new RCE do not count against a course's storage quota.

-- Learn@UW-Madison: Susan Sloan