How do I embed images from Flickr Creative Commons?
You can use the Rich Content Editor to embed images from Flickr Creative Commons. 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: Although an image may appear in the Flickr Creative Commons, not all images have the same license. Some Flickr images require an attribution to appear within the image. You may want to confirm the image copyright before using it in your course. Click the image to view it directly on Flickr.
Open the Rich Content Editor
Search for Images
The images will automatically populate in the pop-up window. Select the image you want to embed .
The Attributes field will populate the Alt text , which is the name of the image, along with the image's default dimensions . Dimensions are referenced in pixels, width x height. For better accessibility, change the Alt text to an alternate description that describes the image.
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
Edit Embedded Image
If you need to edit your embedded image, click the image , then click the Picture icon . The insert/embed window will appear to make changes.
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.