You can embed images in the Rich Content Editor. Image files can be uploaded from your computer, selected from Unsplash, or added using a URL. You can also embed images from your course and user files.
Several features in Canvas support the Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.
Open the Rich Content Editor when creating or editing an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.
Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view a window with a list of keyboard navigation shortcuts, press Alt+F8 (on a PC keyboard) or Option+Fn+F8 (on a Mac keyboard) simultaneously on your keyboard.
To upload an image from the toolbar, click the Image icon .
You can also upload an image from the image options menu. To view additional image options, click the Image Options arrow . Then select the Upload Image option .
Note: To view the Image icon, you may have to click the Options icon .
You can also upload an image using the menubar in the Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.
To upload an image using the menubar, click the Insert menu , select the Image option , and select the Upload Image option .
By default, the Image Upload Tool displays the Computer tab . Click or drag and drop an image file to the image uploader to upload a file from your computer .
Note: Images uploaded from your computer using the image upload tool are added to your course files.
Select the image file  and click the Open button .
To upload an image from Unsplash, click the Unsplash tab .
Enter a search term in the Search Term field  and select from the displayed options . To view more image options, click the page navigation links .
Note: Canvas uses safe search filters provided by Unsplash. You can read more about the Unsplash content policy on their Terms page.
To upload an image using a URL, click the URL tab .
Enter the URL in the File URL field .
If required by your institution, you will need to select usage right settings for your image.
In the Usage Right drop-down menu , select one of the five usage right options:
If known, enter the copyright holder information in the Copyright Holder field .
Note: If you are an instructor and are not sure which usage right applies to your image, please consult your institutional admin for guidance.
To add Alt Text to your image, type an alternative text description or text tags in the Alt Text field . By default, the Alt Text field displays the image file name. Alt text is read by screen readers, and it displays when an embedded image cannot display.
If the image is decorative and does not require alt text, select the Decorative Image option .
By default, the Embed Image display option is selected for embedded images .
To display the image file link, select the Display Text Link display option . The file link will replace the image in the Rich Content Editor.
To embed your selected image, click the Submit button.
Note: The image will flash before it embeds in the Rich Content Editor.
View your uploaded image in the Rich Content Editor. You can also add or modify alt text tags and manage the image display options.
Click the Save button.
View the content created in the Rich Content Editor.