Use the Image Library

Manage the images that enhance and enliven your learning content

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Written by Hannah Walt
Updated over a week ago

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Access the Image Library

Before you begin: Admins and users with company permissions can access the library.

The image library is a repository of, well, images! Once an image has been added to the library it can be used to decorate lesson cards and backgrounds, or used as content when building a lesson.

To access the library, select the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the Learning interface, and then select Image Library.

Manage Your Images

In the Image Library you'll see a thumbnail of each uploaded image. You'll also see:

  1. The total number of images in the library

  2. A button to upload new images

  3. A search field to help you find images in large libraries

  4. The total number of times an image occurs in your content

Click any thumbnail to launch its submenu. Here you can see the image's file name; preview the way images display as topic, lesson, or path cards; and see the lessons or paths in which the item appears. You can also delete the image or replace it.

When replacing an image, changes made to that image apply everywhere the image is used. When deleting an image, you can erase it from the library only, leaving it in content to which it's been added, or delete the image everywhere it occurs.

Access the Image Library from the Lesson Builder

To insert an image from the library when building a lesson, select Add Element > Image, and then click Select From Image Library to launch the image browser.

You can browse the library or search images by their filenames.

If you choose to upload a new image from the lesson builder, you'll be given the option to add the image to your library or keep it independent.

πŸ“ Note: At this time images cannot be uploaded in bulk.

Images cannot be renamed in Learning. Upload files with memorable names and relevant keywords to make them discoverable in your image library.

Set Lesson Card, Cover, and Background Images

To set a lesson card, cover, or background image, locate Cover Image and Background Image in the settings menu of a lesson or path overview page. You can upload new images or select images from the library.

Lesson card images appear on the Learn page.

Background images sit behind a lesson, adding color and visual interest.

Whereas lessons can have both card cover images and background images, paths and certifications are limited to cover images only. When cover images are added to certification paths, learners see the image on the Learn page and in the path header, as pictured below.

Only certification paths have header images. This helps learners differentiate them from regular paths.

Best Practices

  • For recommended image sizes and formats, see this article.

  • Use the Image Library's search function to avoid duplicating images.

  • Give images memorable names and descriptive keywords to make them discoverable in your Image Library. It may be tempting to skip this step, but images cannot be renamed once they've been uploaded to Learning. Keeping your library organized will save you a lot of time and trouble down the line. Your future self will thank you!

  • Looking for free stock photos? Try Unsplash or Pixabay. If you need icons, try the Noun Project. Please note that these are third-party providers. They are not endorsed by, nor affiliated with Learning by Seismic.

  • It's not possible to set a global background image. If you want all lessons to feature the same background, you'll need to add the same image to each lesson.

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