About the Upload/Embed Image tool for Canvas

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The Upload/Embed Image tool, an external app in the DesignPLUS suite from Cidi Labs, allows you to modify images inside of Canvas rather than pulling them into an external editor before uploading to Canvas. With the tool, you can:

  • Find royalty-free images from Pexels.com or Unsplash.com, embed them in the Canvas rich content editor, and save them to your course
  • Load, edit, and save an image using a public URL
    You are responsible for ensuring that the imported image is in the public domain, or that your use of the image is in compliance with the terms of use for any license or copyright attached to the image.
  • Crop, flip, rotate, and/or resize an image
  • Change the aspect ratio for an image, including preset ratios for course images and course banners
  • Save an image as the course image (course card image for the Canvas Dashboard)

Get started

The Upload/Embed Image tool is available as an app in the Canvas rich content editor, in all courses and for all roles.

To launch the tool, in the editor toolbar, open the Apps menu (plug icon) and select Upload/Embed Image. For instructions on how to use all the features in this tool, see Cidi Labs Upload/Embed Image User Guide.

The first time you launch the tool, you will be asked to authorize it to add image files to Canvas on your behalf.

Get help

For help with the Cidi Labs Upload/Embed Image Tool, contact your campus teaching and learning center or your campus support center.

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Last modified on 2023-10-06 10:15:10.