HTML editor

The HTML editor (also known as the 'html toolbar' or 'text editor') allows you to format text, create links, and insert multimedia.  It can be used when setting up your topic site to add instructional or narrative guidelines for students/users. The HTML editor is available to students when they add content to forums, blogs, glossaries, databases and wikis.

The default HTML editor is Atto:Atto HTML editor

The HTML editor is used almost everywhere you can enter text. Most activities incorporate an HTML editor, commonly found in the field where you enter the 'introduction', 'description', 'content' or 'text' of an activity or resource. The functions of the HTML editor are particularly useful when adding content to pagesbooksforum posts, wikis and  labels.  

By default, the HTML editor is minimised and not all functions are visible. Click the  Show more buttons  icon  to view all functions. 

HTML editor collapsed

You will then see the following options (note that these are updated from time to time).

HTML editor expanded

To enlarge the page content box in the HTML editor, click and drag from the bottom right corner.

make editing screen bigger


Some editing features of the HTML editor (by icon)

Icon Purpose
paragraph styles  Paragraph styles
image, media and table icons Image, media, table
  bootstrap grid icon  Bootstrap grid
  styles icon  Styles (Standard block, Readings, Assessment, Reflection and Key)
  clear formatting  Clear formatting


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