How to add an image or slideshow

Course authors can insert images into a page to create engaging visual learning content

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Written by Caitlin Foran
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As an author you can add images and slideshows to a page to create engaging learning content. Using images and slideshows in your learning content is a great way to vary your content delivery to keep learners engaged.

How to:

To add an image or slideshow, select a page and click on 'Preview/edit'.  Click the + button and select the Images option.

You can add image files (jpg, png, gif). 

Adding multiple image files will automatically create a slideshow of multiple images where users can use the white arrows (left and right of the images) to scroll through the images.

The Options tab allows you to enable the 'show image titles' setting, which is disabled by default. Click 'Save' to add the image or slideshow into your page.

Adding an attribution

If needed, you can add an attribution such as copyright or creative commons to your images. One can be either added to an exisiting or new image.

To add an attribution to an image:

  1. Once you have uploaded an image, select the thumbnail of the image.

  2. This will show the text field where you can enter your attribution.

3. The attribution will then be displayed underneath the image

iQualify is a responsive platform which means we need to be able to automatically resize images and have made some layout restrictions in order to make sure things look neat and tidy no matter what device users are on. We've compiled a list of Frequently asked questions on images so check this out if you're looking for answers to things like - What are these bars on the side of my image?

Tips for images

For those who aren't looking for full or technical explanations... here are some of our top tips for getting great looking images in iQualify:

  • If you're looking for a free, easy-to-use way to edit images - we recommend Pixlr x or for your own drawings, even powerpoint or google draw can be a quick way to work without spending hours learning new software. 

  • Use "landscape" images - ones that are wider than they are tall.

  • Try to use images with a minimum height of 8cm - 16cm (around 300px - 600px)

  • If you want to fill the whole width (no infill side bars), use an image width of at least 2080px. Or, if that would make an image too large or tall... try either filling the edges with white or combining images to make collage like the one below (if illustrative stock photo type images). Using multiple images also has the benefit of being able to communicate more and/or reach more people through diversity of images.

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