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Teaching Using Canvas: Images

Adding Images to Your Course

Images add interest and provide context to your pages and modules. 

Where to Find Images

  • Oxford Art Online: Free images through the Jim Dan Hill Library
    • Find biographical information, subject articles on different styles of art, and high quality images. The library's subscription includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
  • Creative Commons Search: Free, open images
    • Search in a collection of over 500 million images that have Creative Commons licenses, allowing you to use, share, and sometimes modify images to your liking (depending on the license used). Learn more about CC Licenses here.

Embedding Images

When editing your Canvas course page, click on the picture icon in the toolbar and "Upload Image" link, as shown below.


Accessibility Tip: Be sure to add Alt Text to your image in the box provided, as seen below. This allows screen readers to describe the image to users.



Don't forget to cite the image using your discipline's style! You can find a link to your discipline's style guide here. If citing an openly-licensed image, use TASL (Title, Author, Source, License) as a baseline for attributing the original author(s).