Quercus Rich Content Editor

What Can I Use It For?

Rich Content Editor icons for editing

The Rich Content Editor can be used with:

  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Pages
  • Quizzes
  • Syllabus


This Academic Toolbox tool helps you...
Organize content / Connect & communicate / Teach from a distance
Typical course activity format:
Synchronous or asynchronous
Quercus integration
Built-in tool

Where can I get more support?

Similar/related tools

Centrally funded

How to Get Started

The Rich Content Editor External Link is the editor used in Quercus that allows you to enter text, links, images, files, and other forms of content.


  • Auto-Save Feature

    New Auto-Save Feature

    For pages with one Rich Content Editor, the editor autosaves unsubmitted content for up to one hour in the case of internet connectivity loss or navigating away from the page. Upon returning to the page, you will be notified that there is autosaved content available.

    Auto-saved content exists. Would you like to load the auto-saved content instead?

    Please note:

    • Saved content is stored on your browser’s local storage, which means autosaved content can only be recovered when using the same browser on the same computer an hour within the last edit.
    • You should continue to save your content frequently. Consider compiling your content outside of Quercus (such as a word processing software) before entering it in the Rich Content Editor.
  • Tips and Tricks

    Tips and Tricks

    • Depending on the width of your browser window, some options may be hidden. Click on the three vertical dots icon to open these options.
      Open hidden options
    • When creating content using the New Rich Content Editor, use the Accessibility Checker External Link to check for common accessibility issues. Click on the icon with a person in a circle to open the Accessibility Checker.
      Use Accessibility Checker to check for common accessibility issues.



Last Modified:

20 January, 2023

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