"A picture is worth a thousand words."
You might use an image to support your content or within a discussion post to stimulate discussion.
Many faculty who teach online will ask students to submit photos of themselves or something about themselves that they feel comfortable sharing.
If you use an image that is not a personal photo, here are some tips to remember:
- Respect copyright laws.
- Some images available as open educational resources may have information from Creative Commons indicating how the image may be used and instructions for attribution.
- Use images that are relevant to your material. Using images purely for decorative purposes can be distracting to students.
Canvas Guide: How do I embed images from Canvas into the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?
- Add alt text so screen readers can describe the image for visually impaired students.
- Using online images without violating copyright
- Embed images from Flickr Creative Commons in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor
- Be sure to optimize images for the web to save storage space and minimize download time.