How do I insert an image into a conversation post?
Hi there, Margaret Youssef Welcome to the Canvas Community website. I'm not sure if you are an instructor or a student, so I am going to provide you with some Guides for each role-type. Also, when you say "conversations", are you referring to the Inbox in Canvas? Or, are you referring to discussion topics in your course? I'll also provide you with Guides on those.
How do I attach a file to a message as a student?
How do I attach a media comment to a message as a student?
How do I embed an image in a discussion reply as an instructor?
How do I attach a file to a discussion reply as an instructor?
How do I allow students to attach files to a course discussion?
How do I attach a file to a discussion reply as a student?
How do I embed an image in a discussion reply as a student?
I hope one or more of these Guides will be helpful to you, Margaret. Please let me know if you have any questions about this information...thanks!
Thank you for all of those links, Chris.
I was going to make a new question, but we are near it here so I hope that asking as a reply to above is efficient.
I'm actually wondering if there is a way to embed an image in a Canvas Inbox conversation (that seems to be what we call email in Canvas). I know how to attach images, but am wondering if there is a way to embed images in the body of the conversation?
Oh, and I'm a teaching asst. with admin. access.
Hello there, Tim Houston Welcome to the Canvas Community! Thanks for posting your question. Unfortunately, the Canvas Inbox is more limited in the kinds of text editor tools that are (or in this case, are not) available to us. As you've probably seen, it's pretty much a standard text box with not much for text formatting. This also includes not being able to embed images into your messages you want to send out to your students. There is a Feature Idea currently open for voting called Add rich-content editor to Conversations. I would encourage you to read through the information in that link (including the comments), and if you feel that the Feature Idea aligns with something you would like to see in Canvas, feel free to vote up for it. It might be a good idea to also post a comment to the bottom of that thread letting Instructure know why this kind of feature would be important to you. Instructure staff does read our comments, and it's just one way they gather needs requests on what Canvas end-users want in the LMS. (See What is the feature development process for Canvas? for more information.) I hope this information will be of help to you, Tim.
Wow, Chris! Thanks for such a comprehensive Reply That's all really good and interesting stuff...
After I posted my q re/ embedding images in Inbox Conversations, I played around with Inbox a little more to see if I was missing something... It's cool tho. inbox gets the basic job done simply and well. I think we call that a robust app lol... but then I went on to play in Announcemens and that's a really great place to make stuff,,, A nice rich text editor, and I can embed a grand piano in the body if I need to lol.
AndI I'm thinking thatt Announcements is even better for me as the class TA, since we are a Graphic Design class and our conte is image heavy. Also, I don't have to clutter up Conversations and Emails. Pretty happy about that...
And thanks for the Welcome I'm just 24 hours here, snd have already learned a ton, and gotten to rub elbows with some pretty smart people. I like that...
Thanks for this awesome response, Tim Houston, and I too would like to take this opportunity to Welcome you to the Canvas Community! When I first started teaching in Canvas, I too found that Announcements were a far more robust tool for communicating information than conversation messages. However, I had the sneaking suspicion that most of my students had their notifications for Conversations set to "Right Away" whereas many might have decided Announcements didn't require as prompt a notification (this is totally unscientific, mind you, it was just my guess). So I covered all the bases by posting an announcement that gave me all the nice bells and whistles associated with the Rich Content Editor and Content Selector—and then sent the class a message containing a link to the announcement.
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