HTML Editor

The HTML Editor allows you to create web content within your course site and appears in most D2L Brightspace tools.

example of a page created in an HTML editor; it shows an image and a description of the Chiricahua National Monument Sky Island.Note: We highly recommend using the HTML editor to create content, instead of uploading documents.

What you can do:

  • Format text
  • Add Headers
  • Embed multi-media
  • Add bullets, numbering, horizontal lines, and alignment
  • Add equations

Note: What you see in the HTML editor may not be the way the page actually looks. Save or Preview to see your work. 

Instructor Benefits:

Saves Time: It is easy to edit inside your course site and is always the most current version.

Transferable: You can copy HTML-created content from one course site to the next.

Accessible: You can download and print HTML content, so it is always available to you in a variety of formats.

Auto-formatted: The tools do the formatting work for you. For example, when you choose a heading style, D2L will automatically apply the font size and line spacing.

Student Benefits:

Accessibile: The HTML tools are designed with screen readers and other assistive technologies in mind.

Responsive: HTML pages can easily be read on any device, from a desktop PC to an iPhone. PDFs and other documents are not so device friendly.


Note: Learn more about accessibility from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the National Center on Accessible Education Materials.