For the course listings in Canvas Catalog, is there a limit to the image size we can use? Is there a recommended size?
I'm sorry no one has responded to your question, but just in case you still need an answer, all the Catalog documentation, as well as the image dialog windows in Catalog, have been updated to reference image dimensions rather than image size. For best results in listings, images should be 768 pixels high and 1.050 pixels wide; supported formats include PNG, JPG, GIF, and SVG.
Hope that helps!
If anyone else new to Canvas and the catalog finds this question, here is some more info to be aware of that I wish I'd known early on: The image size is different than the one used when creating the course. So, our compromise was to create a standard cover image size that works in both.
Because the entire team does not have a suitable photo editor, we use Powerpoint. I created a "template" with guidelines that demarcate the left and right sides. When the course creator stays within those margins the dimensions are correct. Then the "current slide" is saved as a jpg, png (whatever you prefer) and we use it in both the course and catalog.
Here are the width and length sizing: The specified item was not found.
The 768x1050 px specification does not show my graphic correctly.
Here's my graphic created as 768x1050 pixels:
Here's how it looks in my Catalog:
It is cutting off my words at the bottom of the graphic. I’ve tried this multiple times, and it appears to LOAD correctly in the preview….but once it is saved it cuts off the graphic.
I sure wish the Course Card from Canvas would copy over automatically to the Catalog listing. That would be FABULOUS!!
If you know the dimensions that upload correctly, please let me know.
I would recommend sizing the graphic in Adobe Photoshop with Canvas Size and Image Size then the image will be the most accurate it will be for the listing.
I have sized the graphic correctly. I just talked to my Canvas rep, and it turns out that my instance for some reason has a different size graphic. It is really weird. I have to use 370 px by 505 px. Please vote for my feature request if you would like to have Canvas Dashboard Cards sync to your Catalog: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/13069-use-course-dashboard-cards-for-catalog-listing-images
I voted. Jon Fenton please add this to your features list. It has become very aggravating for our customers and us admins to deal with.
Thank you for spreading the word!
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