Switching between Atto & TinyMCE text editor
Posted by Josh Manders, Last modified by Moodle Admin on 18 June 2020 04:52 PM

Description: The text editor (sometimes referred to as the 'HTML editor') has many icons to assist the user in entering content. Many of these icons and functions should be familiar to anyone who uses a word processor. The default text editor in classes.lanecc.edu is the Atto but there is also the option of a legacy editor called TinyMCE as well as a plain text editor (no toolbars, raw text).

Tags: HTML editor, text editor, content editor, profile, default, mobile, IOS, Atto, TinyMCE

Moodle: How to Change Your Text Editor

You can switch back and forth between editors at anytime. Note that you are changing your personal preferences site-wide and not the specific preferences used inside of a particular course.

How to Change Your Default HTML Editor

  1. In the User Menu (profile photo in top-right), click your name and select Preferences. Your Preferences page will open.
  2. Under User account, click Editor preferences. The Editor preferences page will open.
  3. From the Text editor drop-down menu:
    • To format text with a toolbar, choose Atto HTML Editor (default, and recommended).
    • To use the older editor from previous Moodle versions, choose TinyMCE HTML Editor.
  4. Click Save changes (at bottom of page).

For further help, click on Live Help, leave a ticket, or contact:
Academic Technology Center
(541) 463-3377

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