Canvas Guides (en)Canvas Commons Guide All UsersHow do I add a thumbnail image to my shared resource?

How do I add a thumbnail image to my shared resource?

When sharing a resource to Commons, you can upload your own thumbnail image or select an image from Flickr. A thumbnail image is a visual representation of your resource and is used in the Commons resource repository. The minimum size of your thumbnail must be at least 147 pixels high and 262 pixels wide.

Flickr searches the following licenses for images:

  • Creative Commons Attribution License
  • Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
  • Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License

Learn more about Creative Content licenses. All Flickr images in Commons are moderated as safe. For concerns about how images show in Commons search, please refer to the Flickr Safety Guide.

Notes:

  • To enable Commons in your Canvas instance, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
  • Commons is available in all Free for Teacher (FFT) accounts. Free for Teacher users are limited to finding, importing, and sharing public resources.

Create Information

In the share page, enter resource details.

Select Image

Select Image

To select an image, click the Click to change button.

Note: The option to select an image is not available for image or video file types.

Upload Image

You can upload an image from your computer or select an image from Flickr Creative Commons. To upload your image, click the browse link [1] or drag and drop [2] your file directly into the image drop zone.

Notes:

  • Thumbnail images must be a .jpg, .png, or .gif file.
  • The minimum size of your thumbnail must be at least 147 pixels high and 262 pixels wide.

Open File

Open File

Locate and click the name of the file you want to upload. Then click the Open button.

Crop Image

Crop Image

To select and crop your image, drag the selection box [1]. When you're done, click the Save button [2]. You will be able to preview the image before sharing your resource.

Choose Image from Flickr

You can also select an image from Flickr Creative Commons.

To find images that represent your resource, enter a keyword(s) [1] into the search field. To choose a thumbnail [2], click the image you would like to use.

Preview Image

Preview your image. If you are not satisfied, click the Click to change button to upload a new image.

Note: User images are not saved in the image library for reuse.

Share to Commons

Share to Commons

When you're done, click the Share button.