What is the Rich-Text Editor?

In most areas of UVACollab where text can be entered, you can edit and format your text using the Rich-Text Editor, sometimes called a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. You may also use the Rich-Text Editor tools to add images, links, audio, and video to the text you enter.

The Rich-Text Editor is based on an open-source application called CKEditor. For more information on the CKEditor, you may also refer to the CKEditor 4 Documentation Site.

Please refer to What does it mean to make content accessible?  for links to articles with more information on creating accessible content using the editor.

Rich-Text Editor Toolbar

The Rich-Text Editor toolbar contains an array of icons.  To make the editor easier to use on mobile devices with small screens, the available icons are reduced in mobile view (on an internet browser window smaller than 770 pixels in width).  For images of the editor in both desktop and mobile view, see below:

See What actions can I perform using the Rich-Text Editor icons? for more information on individual icon functionality.  For steps to access and use the editor toolbar with a keyboard, see What are some keyboard shortcuts for the Rich-Text Editor?

Desktop View

Screenshot of editor with full (desktop) toolbar

Mobile View

Screenshot of mobile editor (limited tools available)