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How do I manage alt text and display options for images embedded in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

How do I manage alt text and display options for images embedded in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

The New Rich Content Editor allows you to add alt text tags to embedded images. You can also manage image display options and resize the image.

Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes.

Note: The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. If the Rich Content Editor in your course does not match the images in this lesson, your course is using the classic Rich Content Editor.

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open the New Rich Content Editor when using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view a window with a list of keyboard navigation shortcuts, click the Keyboard icon or press Alt+F8 (on a PC keyboard) or Option+Fn+F8 (on a Mac keyboard) simultaneously on your keyboard.

Open Image Options

Open Image Options

Click the image [1], then click the Options link [2].

You can manage display options for embedded images in the Image Options menu [3].

Add Alt Text

Add Alt Text

Enter an alternative text description or text tags in the Alt Text field [1]. 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 No Alt Text option [2].

Select Display Options

Select Display Options

By default, the Embed Image display option is selected for embedded images [1].

To display the image file link, select the Display Text Link display option [2]. The file link will replace the image in the New Rich Content Editor.

Select Image Size

Select Image Size

Click the Size drop-down menu [1]. You can select a small, medium, large, or extra large image size [2], or you can select to enter custom dimensions [3].

To customize the size of your image, enter the custom height or width dimension in one of the two dimension fields [4].  As you enter a value in one field, the other field's value changes in order to retain the image aspect ratio.

Note: Custom image size must be at least 10x10px.

Manually Adjust Image Size

Manually Adjust Image Size

You can also manually adjust the image size in the New Rich Content Editor.

When you click the image, adjustment handles appear in each corner [1]. Click and drag the handles to adjust the image size [2].  

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Done button.

View Embedded Image

View Embedded Image

View the image embedded in the New Rich Content Editor.



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