Upload an image to Canvas

There are many times when you might want to add an image to Canvas, whether in a discussion forum, a written assignment, or on a wiki page. These steps will help you add an image to your personal file storage in Canvas that you can access anywhere you see the Rich Text Editor.

1. Visit your Canvas account icon in the Global Navigation (the bar on the far left of the screen) and choose Files.

Canvas Account - Files link

2. In your list of files, click the Upload button.

Personal Files in Canvas

3. Select the image on your computer you would like to add to your Canvas file repository.

Select image on computer

4. Once you have added the image to your Files in Canvas, navigate to the location you would like to add the image to and click Edit.

5. Using the Rich Text Editor, click the icon for "Embed Image".

Embed Image in Rich Text Editor

6. Click the "Canvas" tab (1). Click "My Files" (2) and select the image you would like to add (3). Under "Attributes", provide a short description of the image in the "Alt text" field (4). Click "Update" (5).

Insert/Edit Image dialog

7. The image will appear.

Discussion Forum reply with embedded image