Here are a few tips for using images in Canvas as a student
Images are an important part of our online communication, since text can only communicate so much. The process for students to upload an image and embed in a discussion post in Canvas is quite cumbersome. Here are the instructions for student image embedding in a post through a normal web browser.
We have two suggestions for using images in Canvas as a student that are easier and quicker than the 2 step process of uploading the image to personal files and then selecting in the editor.
Image via URL and Flickr Creative Commons
In the link provided above, two additional options are discussed, URL and Flickr Creative Commons embed. Both of these options are simpler than the 2 step file upload and embed. The Flickr Creative Commons is the easiest, because you can search for already appropriately licensed images right from the editor and select for embed. The URL option is still 2 steps, because you will need to find the URL of an image available on the internet and paste into the URL area of the image tool in the editor. If you opt for this URL route, we highly recommend using Creative Commons Search as a starting place for finding images
Image via iOS App
The easiest way to embed an image you have taken in Canvas is to use the native iOS app to reply to a discussion and use the add inline media option. Here are the instructions for adding an image to a discussion reply in the iOS app.
This is by far the easiest method for getting your own images embedded in a discussion post because the app will add the image to your personal files at the same time as it embeds in the post. Unfortunately, the android app currently treats images as links rather than media embeds, so you can add images this way using the android app, but the image will not embed.
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