How Do I Embed Images from Curve into the Rich Content Editor?

You can embed images from your personal files in Curve into the Rich Content Editor. You can also add alt tags to your images for better accessibility.

You can only embed images that have been previously uploaded to your personal or course files. However, as an instructor, you have the option to upload images to your course files using 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.


Select Curve Tab


Click the Insert file tab to access your Curve files.


Open Course or Personal Files


You can choose to embed images located in your course files or your personal files. As an instructor, you can embed any image from your files into the Rich Content Editor, even images that are in folders not visible to students.

If you would like to embed an image that is not yet uploaded, you can upload images into your Course Files using the content selector.

Note: When accessing course files, students will only be able to see images that are public to the entire course.


Select Image


Click the image you wish to embed. The image will appear in the Rich Content Editor.


Change Attributes Image Dimensions


With the image selected in the Rich Content Editor, click the Insert/edit image button to change the attributes of the image.


The attributes window will populate the Image description [1] from the file name, which is the name of the image, along with the image's default dimensions. For better accessibility, change the Image description [1] to an alternate description that describes the image.

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 [2]. Since Curve maintains the aspect ratio of your image, the entry for the image height [3] will be changed automatically once you select away from the space for image width.

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.


Update Image


Click the Ok button to save your changes.


Visually Resize Image


You can also use the handles around the image to visually change the image size. To do this, select the image in the Rich Content Editor, 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. You will also be able to see the dimensions of the new image size change as you drag the image.

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

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