How do I add text to the Editor?

You can add text to the HTML Editor by writing directly in the editor or by copying and pasting it from another document. The Editor also offers a wide arrange of formatting options. A lot of these options are quite similar to the options offered by other word processors like Word.

  1. From left to right you can:
    • choose the style of the text (whether it is a heading or a paragraph);
    • make the text bold, italic or underlined. Click on the arrow to use other options like subscripts, superscripts and strike-through;
    • add indentations and bullet points. Click on the arrow for more options like ordered lists and text alignments;
    • change the font and size of the text (it is advised to keep the font Arial as a default setting);
    • change the color of the text;
    • add tables. Click on the arrow to edit the table.
  2. Click on the arrow next to the media icons for more options:
    • Insert Symbol: add a symbol
    • Insert Line: add a horizontal line to separate text.
    • Insert Attributes: add attributes to selected text without opening the source code.
    • Insert Emoticon: add an emoticon.

Click on Save and Close to publish the content or on Save to save the file as a draft so you are able to edit it at a later moment. If you are editing a previously made file you can click on Update or Revert to Draft.

  • If you copy a text from Word to the Editor, the layout of the text will not be transferred (e.g. font, size of letters, text color). The structure for headings, enumerations and tables will be copied.
  • The editor is the same on almost every page in Brightspace except for when you click on Create a File while in Content. This will offer you the extra option to Select a Document Template. This allows you to choose or create a template that you can use to format the text in the editor. If you want to add your own template (via Browse for a Template when you have selected Select a Document Template) you basically copy a previously created file in your course to this place. You can then add new content to the file without altering the original template.