How do I embed images from the web in the Rich Content Editor?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
You can use the Rich Content Editor to embed images from the web, or images previously uploaded into Canvas, or images found on Flickr. You can also add alt tags to your images for better accessibility.
The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).
Note: If you want to embed an image not already uploaded into Canvas, you can upload your image through the Content Selector.
Open the Rich Content Editor
Embed External Image
Paste or type in the URL of the image you want to embed .
The Alt text field  will populate the name of the image. However, for better accessibility, change the Alt text to an alternate description that describes the image. The image's default dimensions will automatically populate the Dimensions . Dimensions are referenced in pixels, width x height.
Note: If you want to include an image title, which will appear when a user hovers over the image, embed the image and then switch to the HTML Editor. Title tags must be manually added to the HTML code.
Change Attributes Image Dimensions
View Embedded Image
View your embedded image in the Rich Content Editor.
Edit Image Properties
To edit an existing embedded image, click the image , then click the Image icon . The insert/edit window will appear to make changes.
When you edit an existing image, the URL tab will display the location of the web image. The attributes will remain the same across all tabs and can be edited as necessary.
If you want to replace your web image, paste or type in the URL of the image you want to embed  .
Visually Resize Image
You can also use the handles around the image to visually change the image size. To do this, click the image, then hover over one of the white bounding boxes until your cursor becomes an arrow. Drag and resize the image. Please note that the image will always retain its aspect ratio as to not become distorted.
Note: The Rich Content Editor does not support image cropping.