How do I get an embedded file to preview within the page?

Follow the steps below to force files to preview on a page.

  • In the Rich Content Editor (RCE), click the dropdown arrow for Documents and select Course Documents (for files already uploaded to Canvas). 
  • From the right-hand panel, search your course files and select a file you'd like to add by clicking on the file name.  
  • The file name will appear in the RCE. Use your cursor and click on the file name. Select Link Options.
  • A panel will open to the right. Select the option to Preview inline and checkbox for Expand preview by Default.
  • Click done.