Add text

The editor appears wherever you can format text, such as in assignments, tests, discussions, and journals.

You can add bullet and numbered lists, and bold and italicized text. Use the Text style menu to add headings.

You can also launch the math editor to embed mathematical formulas in your text. The WIRIS editor opens in a new window.

To use your keyboard to jump to the editor toolbar, press ALT + F10. On a Mac, press Fn + ALT + F10. Use the arrow keys to select an option, such as a numbered list.

Add links

You can add links to your text as you work in the editor. To add a link, select the Insert/Edit Link icon, represented by a chain symbol. Type or paste the Link URL and Link Text. You must use the http:// protocol. Select Insert to save the link.

You can also add a link to text you've already typed. Highlight the text and select the Insert/Edit Link icon. The Link Text is automatically added based on the text you've selected in the editor.

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Insert Content Market files

Your institution controls which tools are available.

The Content Market is your gateway to valuable learning materials from trusted content providers. You can also access tools and links your administrator has made available across your institution.

nstructor view of Content Market option in the rich text editor in an assessment

You can add content from the Content Market directly to the editor in your course's assignments, tests, and documents. In the editor, select Content Market.

Select a tool to launch and browse for content to add. Or, select the plus sign on the Institution Tool's card to add the entire tool in the editor. When you add a tool or a piece of content to the editor, it appears as a link.

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