Video Guide

Insert an Image using the Text Editor (YouTube, 2m 15s) 

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  image icon.

Text editor with insert image icon circled


  1. For the Image URL, you can:
    • Enter the URL (web address) for the image.
    • Click on the Browse My Computer button and browse to and open the require file.
    • Click on the Browse Course button and select the radio button of the required file.

Note: If the image is quite large, it is recommended that you reduce the file size before uploading it. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Create Small File Size guide.

  1. Enter a description in the Image Description textbox.
  2. Enter a name for the image in the Title text box.

Note: It is not recommended that you use the URL option, as students will not be able to view the image if it is removed from the original website.

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

General tab setup

Appearance (optional)

  1. Select the required position of the image on the page from the Alignment drop down list.
  2. Enter the required width or height of the image (in pixels).

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. Enter the require space to the left and right of the image in the Vertical Space textbox (in pixels).
  2. Enter the require space above and below the image in the Horizontal Space textbox (in pixels).
  3. Enter the width of the image border in the Border textbox (in pixels).

Appearance tab setup

  1. Click on the Insert button.

Inserted image

Edit image

  1. Click on the image.
  2. Click on the image icon.

Add a web link to the image (optional)

  1. Click on the image.
  2. Click on the web link icon.

Text editor with weblink icon circled

  1. Paste the website address in the Link path textbox.
  2. Select Open in new Window (_blank)  from the Target drop down list.

Weblink general tab setup

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.

  1. Click on the Insert button.