Creating content in Design view in the HTML Editor

Create content using the HTML Editor

  1. Navigate to the location in Desire2Learn in which you want to insert or edit your content.
  2. If necessary, click the Edit icon beside any applicable text field. The HTML Editor displays in design view by default.
  3. Enter your content into the HTML Editor window.
  4. Click the Basic and Advanced tabs to toggle the displayed formatting and insert controls.
  5. To insert tables, images, links, audio/video/animation files, special characters, and equations, use the Insert icons.
  6. Click Save to apply your changes, or if applicable, Save and New to save your content and create another item.

Create a Content topic from a Word file

  1. Save the Word file as a Web Page, Filtered.
  2. In the Advanced tab of the HTML Editor, click Insert Stuff.
  3. Use the Browse function to locate your file, then click Upload.
  4. Enter Link Text, if applicable. Click Insert.

HTML Editor icons

Button Name Function/Description
Text Formatting Icons
  Bold Makes the selected text bold.
  Italic Makes the selected text italic.
  Underline Underlines the selected text.
  Select text color Changes the color of the selected text.
  Format drop-down list Applies the selected style to the selected text.
  Font family drop-down list Changes the selected text to the font of your choosing.
  Font size drop-down list Changes the selected text to the size of your choosing.
  Align Left Aligns the selected paragraph to the left.
  Align Middle Aligns the selected paragraph in the center of the page.
  Align Right Aligns the selected paragraph to the right.
  Justify Aligns the selected paragraph to the left and the right (creating flush margins on both sides).
  Numbered List Inserts a numbered list.
  Bullet List Inserts a bullet list.
  Outdent Moves the margin of the current paragraph to the left.
  Indent Moves the margin of the current paragraph to the right.
  Superscript Makes the selected text superscript.
  Subscript Makes the selected text subscript.
  Strikethrough Puts a line through the selected text (as if it has been crossed out).
Insert Icons
  Insert Image Inserts an image at the current location of your cursor.
  Insert Stuff Enables you to insert audio and video files, as well as flash animation.
  Insert Table Inserts a table at the current location of your cursor.
  Insert/Edit Attributes Enables you to insert and edit the Title, ID, Class, Style, Text Direction, Language, TabIndex, and AccessKey.
  Insert Link/Insert Quicklink Enables you to insert a link to an external website or a Quicklink to a resource inside Learning Environment.
  Insert Symbol Enables you to insert symbols and other special characters.
  Insert Equation Launches the Equation Editor, allowing you to insert equations.
  Insert Horizontal ruler Inserts a horizontal line separating paragraphs.
  Insert Image/Object from Repository Enables you to insert an image or object from a Learning Object Repository.
Other Icons
  Spellchecker Checks the spelling of your content.
  Cut Cuts the selected content to the clipboard.
  Copy Copies the selected content to the clipboard.
  Paste Pastes the content of the clipboard in the HTML Editor.
Paste as Plain Text Pastes the plain text content of the clipboard in the HTML Editor.
  Paste from Word Pastes the content of the clipboard in the HTML Editor and maintains Word formatting.
  Undo Undoes the last action.
  Redo Redoes the last action.

 

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