Open text editor

  1. Open the text editor (can be found in Items, Announcements, Discussion Board, Blogs, Journals, Wikis, Assignments and the Grade Centre).
  2. Click on the 3 dots to expand the text editor.

3 dots selected

Add image from a website

  1. In your internet browser, locate the image.
  2. Right-click on it and click on Copy image.
  3. Paste it into the text editor.
  4. For more information on editing the image, refer to the Edit image section.

Add image/s from harddrive

  1. In the text editor, click on the Add content button.

add content button selected

  1. Click on Insert Local Files.

insert local files option selected

  1. Locate the appropriate image or images (for the latter, using Shift or Control on your keyboard then the left-click on your mouse allows multiple images to be selected).
  2. Click on the Open button.
  3. For more information on editing the image, refer to the Edit image section.

Edit image

  1. Right-click on the image in the text editor and click on Image....

image selected in text editor

  1. Enter a description in the Alternative description textbox.

Note: It is recommended that you enter both a description and title for all images for accessibility reasons.

  1. Enter the width and height (in pixels) in the Width and Height textboxes respectively.

Note: The height will change automatically if the width is changed and vice versa.

Tip: If you are embedding an image within a Blackboard test question, it is recommended that images are limited to a maximum width of 600 pixels and a maximum height of 150 pixels where possible.

  1. Click on the Save button.

alternative description textbox selected, width and height textboxes selected, save button selected

Add a web link to the image (optional)

  1. Click on the image.
  2. Click on the Insert/edit link icon.

insert/edit link icon selected

  1. Paste the web link in the URL textbox.
  2. Select New Window from the Open link in... drop-down list.
  3. Click on the Save button.

url textbox selected, new window option selected, save button selected

Tip: Links can be added to Library catalogue items (such as videos). Every item in the Library catalogue has a stable URL (Record ID) that can be used as a link in Learn.UQ (Blackboard). Refer to the UQ Library catalogue – streaming video guide on the Video and Audio Content tool page