Is there a feature for adding a caption to an image or figure, e.g., Figure 1.3. Distribution of Mr. Pibb machines in Pennsylvania?
There are two easy ways to do this in Canvas.
I hope this helps.
PIERCE, I'd like to direct you to a few somewhat related resources here in the Community that will help you manipulate images: Creating an inviting course home page and Table and Videos (the latter conversation embeds videos, not photos, in the table's cells, but the process is the same, and frankly, working with images is far easier than working with videos in a table). You might also enjoy Chris Long's cool resource on Home Sweet Homepages without Tables and Gerol Petruzella's Columns Without Tables: code-snippet. If you're not able to view these resources, many of which reside in the Instructional Designers space, joining that group is just a few clicks away.
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I came here looking for a similar answer. Unfortunately both of the answers listed here are not best practices for accessibility, so I want to be sure that's noted.
Alt text is limited to about 100 characters, less than a Tweet, and unlikely to fully describe a complex image. The Poet Training Tool is a great resource for learning how to properly describe complex images.
Using a table for the purpose of layout is generally discouraged for accessibility reasons. Tables primarily should be used for tabular information, generally rows and columns of text and numbers, and only when following accessibility standards such as including a caption and identifying row and column headers. Tables generally should not be used for layout or positioning, as in placing an image and a caption together, without taking into consideration how screen readers interact with tables, such as reading order. See Webaim's article Creating Accessible Tables offers a good explanation.
Right now I'm opting for a paragraph of text immediately above or below the image, where the paragraph begins with something like "Caption: ..."
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