The default text editor within the LEO environment is Atto. It works a little like an online version of Word, allowing you to change the size of text, align paragraphs, add headings, colour and add other formatting, similar to other word processing functions you may have used before.

Overview of functions available in the LEO Text Editor

There are many text editing and content embedding functionalities available to use in this this text editor. Some of the more commonly used ones have been highlighted below:

Text Editor features
  • Toolbar Toggle opens up two more rows of editing options.
  • Insert link allows you to embed a URL link. This might link to an external webpage or an activity within a unit.
  • Add Echo360 Media allows you to embed your Echo360 videos in your content.
  • Paste Special is an extremely useful button which allows you bring content in from other documents while remove problematic formatting.
  • Insert image allows uploading of image files, resizing and wrapping text options around the image.
  • Full screen for when the text editor window is too small to see your work effectively. Alternately, try dragging the corner of the editor to enlarge it.
  • Edit HTML is for users who have some knowledge of HTML but can also be used to help embed videos and social media posts.
  • Accessibility checker can point out areas of your content that may be difficult for screen readers to read.

Video: LEO Text Editor - functions, formatting and headings

View the above video LEO Text Editor - functions, formatting and headings on Echo360.

Video: LEO Text Editor - adding links, images and videos

View the above video LEO Text Editor - adding links, images and videos on Echo360.

The default text editor in LEO is called Atto, which is the only text editor in LEO that can show the Echo360 Media button.

If your text editor does not have the Echo360 button, or you text editor looks different to the one displayed in these guides, you will need to modify your Preferences to choose the Atto or Default editor.

  1. Click your name in the top-right corner of LEO to open the Profile menu:
  2. From the options available, click Preferences:
    Preferences in the Profile menu
  3. Under the User account heading, click Editor preferences.
  4. From the dropdown box, select Default editor:
    Default editor option
  5. Click the Save changes button.

Return to your LEO unit, where you should now see the Atto text editor and the Echo360 media button.

Page last updated on 11/02/2021

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