How do I insert course images into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector?

You can use the Content Selector to insert and upload course images into the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Notes:

  • If you do not need to upload images, you can embed images using the Rich Content Editor Embed Image functionality.
  • The Content Selector is currently associated with an account-level feature option that includes visual style updates and content section pagination. These changes can only currently be viewed in Pages and the Syllabus. However, the overall functionality of the Content Selector is the same. The Content Selector view available to you is determined by your institution.

Open the Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Locate Content Selector

The Content Selector will automatically open when the Rich Content Editor is opened.

Open Images Tab

Open Images Tab

Click the Images tab.

Upload New Image

Upload New Image

You have the option to link to existing course images [1], search the Flickr Creative Commons site [2] or upload a new image [3].

Click the Upload a new image link to add a new image to the course.

Choose File

Choose File

After clicking the Upload a new image link, click the Choose File or Browse button. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Select File

Select File

Click the title of the file you want to insert [1]. Click Open to upload the file [2].

Upload Image

Upload Image

Click the Upload button. The image will be automatically inserted into the Rich Content Editor when it is has been uploaded.

Note: to add Alt text to an image, click the image, then click the Image icon in the Rich Content Editor. Alternatively, you can add alt text using the Embed Image functionality.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.

View Content

View Content

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