How Do I Embed Images from Flickr Creative Commons?

You can use the Rich Content Editor to embed images from Flickr Creative Commons. 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: Although an image may appear in the Flickr Creative Commons, not all images have the same license. Some Flickr images require an attribution to appear within the image. You may want to confirm the image copyright before using it in your course. Click the image to view it directly on Flickr.  


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.


Select Flickr Tab


Click the Flickr tab.


Search for Images


In the search bar [1], type in a word or phrase to search for images. Then click the Search icon [2] or press enter on the keyboard.


Select Image


The images will automatically populate in the pop-up window. Select the image you want to embed [1].

The Attributes field will populate the image's default dimensions [2]. Dimensions are referenced in pixels, width x height. By default, proportions on images are constrained, meaning that the image will not become distorted as you change its dimensions.

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 to embed the image.


Visually Resize Image


You can also 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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