The text editor is used to enter and format text to settings pages, resources and activities within your LEO unit. The default text editor within the LEO environment is TinyMCE which is also used in numerous other internet-based tools. It works a little like a simple online version of Word, allowing you to change the size of text, align paragraphs, add headings, colour and other formatting.
There are many text editing and content embedding features available to use in this this text editor. Some of the more commonly used functions have been highlighted below.
The TinyMCE text editor within LEO offers a variety of HTML formatting tools. Using the text editor you are able to edit text (bold, italic, underline, ordered and unordered lists); enable different types of alignments; embed videos, images, kaltura media, and social media posts; and insert and edit links. The editor also has a 'paste as plain text' and 'paste as word' function which are useful if you are copying content from a Word document into fields in your LEO unit.
The benefit of the LEO text editor is that it is in a common format, which you may already be utilising on other platforms. Additionally, you are able to make use of HTML functionality, meaning you can add dynamic elements such as links and embedded content, to different sections and activities within your LEO unit. By making full use of the functionalities afforded by the text editor, you are able to make your unit into a dynamic, interactive online space.
You can use the text editor function within a Label in such a way that you can emulate the menu of a website, within the main section of your unit. Alternatively, using the text editor within a Label you can also link to other content which sits inside of your LEO unit.
- To learn more, please read our LEO Guide - Label