Student Documentation: Embedding Images into the Forum

Overview:

This document explains how to upload images into the student's Resources tool and the two main ways that can be used by the students to embed a picture in their forum.

Uploading Images into Resources Tool:

Step 1: Click on Home and go to Resources tool. 

 

Step 2: Click on Actions and select Upload Files.

 

Step 3: Drag and drop the images from your computer into the space provided.

 

 
Changing the access of the uploaded files to Public:

Step 1: Click on Actions and go to Edit Details.

 

Step 2: Under the "Additional access" tab, there is a checkbox named "This file is publicly viewable". When this field is checked, the item will be visible to everyone.

 

Step 3: Click on Update to save the changes.

Method 1: Embedding from the student's Resource Folder (Click To Expand)

Step 1: To get started, click on start a new conversation.

Step 2: Click on    icon from the Rich Text Editor to import the image.

 

Step 3: A pop-up window appears. Click on "Browse Server" to select the image from your own Resources tool.

 

Step 4: Notice that, a student cannot select an image from their course site's "Resources" tool since students are not given access to this tool.

 

Step 5: To select the image from your own Resources Tool, go to "My Workspace" and then select the "Resources" folder. You can select your image from this folder.

 

Step 6: Select your preferred size and alignment of the image and click on OK.

 

Step 7: The image gets copied into the Rich Text Editor.

Method 2: Using Copy-Paste to embed the image (Click To Expand)

NOTE: This method will not work in FIREFOX. It works perfectly in GOOGLE CHROME.

Step 1: Click on "Start a new Conversation" to post your views.

Step 2: Copy the image that you want to use.

Step 3: Click on   (paste) icon and a pop up window appears. Paste your image in the blank space.

 

Step 4: The image gets copied into the Rich Text Editor. You can change the image properties by double-clicking it and an "Image Properties" dialog box appears.

 

Step 5: Choose your desired options and click on "OK".

NOTE: The actual location of the copied image can be seen in the "source" tab. If the image is copied from internet, a really long URL stating the address of the image will be saved in the "src" tag. If the image is copied from the student's hard-drive, location to the image will be saved.