How do I embed images from Flickr Creative Commons?
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 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 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
View Embedded Image
View your embedded image in the Rich Content Editor.
Edit Image Properties
If you need to edit your 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 Flickr image—the Flickr tab will be blank. The attributes will remain the same across all tabs and can be edited as necessary.
If you want to replace your Flickr image, click the Flickr tab  and search for a new image.
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.