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How do I add an image to a course card in the Dashboard?

If your institution allows, you can upload an image to display behind the course card in the Canvas Dashboard. Accepted images include JPG, JPEG, GIF, and PNG files.

When added to a course, images display behind a color overlay in the course card. The overlay color is a user setting defined individually by each user in the Dashboard. Although the color overlay can be completely removed by a user, best practice is to use an image that can display well behind a variety of colors.

Note: Course card images are categorized as decorative images for screen readers.

Open Course Settings

Open Course Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Course Details

Open Course Details

Click the Course Details tab.

Choose Image

Choose Image

Click the Choose Image button.

Upload File

Upload File

To upload your own image, drag and drop your image into the Upload Image section. Or, to browse your computer and locate an image, click the Upload Image section.

Images will automatically upload, but larger images may take a few seconds to process. The image will be centered and resized to fit the course card.

View Image

View Image

View the image as it will be shown in the Dashboard course card.

Manage Image

Manage Image

To manage the image, click the Options icon [1]. To change the image and select a new one, click the Change image option [2]. To remove the image completely, click the Remove image option [3].

Update Course Details

Update Course Details

Click the Update Course Details button.