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Drexel Learn Content Editor

The content editor (formally called the text editor) allows you to add and format text, insert equations and hyperlinks, tables and attach different types of files. Sometimes the text editor box will be collapsed and you will not initially see all the options. There are two views:

  • The simple view (collapsed to just the first row of icons) contains the most-used formatting functions.
  • The advanced view contains every available formatting and object attachment function (all three rows).

To toggle the advanced view on and off, click on the Show More/Show Less icon located at the end of the first row of icons (framed in red in the first image below).

The Help icon () opens up a pop-up display containing a table that describes the function of each icon.

Hints and Tips

  • To protect against losing work (e.g., an internet connection is lost), you may want to consider typing your content into an offline text editor, such as Notepad (for PCs) or TextEdit (for Macs), and then copy and paste your work into Drexel Learn.

    IMPORTANT: In order to avoid issues with discussion board posts, if you copy and paste from a text editor or Word into Learn, be sure to delete any blank lines from your post, including ones at the bottom of your post. This will ensure that any code that might cause issues will be removed.
  • Video Everywhere allows you to record video from your webcam and post it on YouTube. This feature allows for a new way to give feedback and adds a new dimension to announcements.