How Do I Embed Images from the Web in the Rich Content Editor?

You can use the Rich Content Editor to embed images from the web, or images previously uploaded into Curve, or images found on Flickr. You can also add alt tags to your images for better accessibility.

The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Note: If you want to embed an image not already uploaded into Curve, you can upload your image through the Content Selector.


Open Rich Content Editor


Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Curve features which support the Editor.


Insert/Edit Media Content


Click the Insert/Edit media content icon.


Embed External Image


Paste or type in the URL of the image you want to embed [1]. If you have an embed code, you can instead paste the code into the Embed field [2]. The image's default dimensions will automatically populate the Dimensions [3]. Dimensions are referenced in pixels, width x height.

Note: If you want to include an image title, which will appear when a user hovers over the image, embed the image and then switch to the HTML Editor. Title tags must be manually added to the HTML code.


Change Attributes Image Dimensions


Dimensions are referenced in pixels, width x height. To change the image dimensions, type in the number of pixels you would like for the new image width [1]. Since Curve maintains the aspect ratio of your image, the entry for the image height [2] will be changed automatically once you select away from the space for image width.


Embed Image


Click the Insert button.


Visually Resize Image


You can use the handles around the image to visually change the image size. To do this, click the image, then hover over one of the white bounding boxes until your cursor becomes an arrow. Drag and resize the image. Please note that the image will always retain its aspect ratio as to not become distorted.

Note: The Rich Content Editor does not support image cropping.

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