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Seamless Integration of Wikis into the Learning Environment: Part 6 of 12

Adding Images

To add an image to a wiki page, open the page in edit mode by clicking on edit in the page section of the gray task bar on the right.


add images pop up screen


  1. Then, click the Insert Image icon in the tool bar above the text box. An "Insert image wizard" window will be displayed.
  1. If you want to upload a display image to Blackboard click on the "Upload an image" radio button, then click the [Browse] button and navigate to the image on your local computer. Once the image is selected the "Insert image wizard" will be redisplayed with the "Image file" field populated.
  2. If you want to link to a web accessible image click on the "Include an image from an external web site" radio button, then type or paste the image address into the "URL:" field.
  • Click on the [Upload] button to retrieve the image.

    Notes: It is good practice to include a brief alternate description of the image, for users who cannot access images. It is important not to upload images which are too large, especially in width. Large images mean that users looking at the wiki on a small monitor will need to scroll in order to see all of the image. Page width is also dictated by the widest image on a page – this means that a wide image will force some users to scroll sideways to read any text on the page.

  • An "Insert image" popup window will be displayed. Click on the [Insert] button to add the image to the page.
  • Click the [Save] button located on the bottom right-hand-side of the screen to save the page edits.
  • Next week – Recovering Deleted Wiki Content

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    This entry was posted on April 7, 2008 by in Blackboard 8, Instructional Technology.

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