Blackboard: Adding Images

Blackboard Learn supports the following image file types:
.gif, .jif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, and .wmf.
  1. Change Edit Mode to ON.
  2. Access a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder.
  3. On the action bar, point to Build Content to access the drop-down list.
  4. Select "Audio, Image, or Video". The Create page appears and is similar for all three content types.
  5. Find a file using one of the following options:
    • To upload a file from your computer, click "Browse My Computer".
    • To upload a file from the course's storage repository, click "Browse Course".
    • After you have uploaded a file, you can click "Select a Different File" to delete the file you linked.
    • Type a Name for the file. You can overwrite the file name that automatically appears in the box. This name appears in the course area as a link. You can also select the font color.
    • Set the Options. Options for image files in a course include:
      • Alt Text: Providing an alternate text phrase that explains the image and its purpose is a standard web practice and will allow users that cannot see the image to obtain similar information.
      • Long Description: Provides a similar function to alt text, but the text description is longer and more detailed.
      • Dimensions: For images, the height and width in pixels should match the original image. If you need to resize the image, customize the dimensions, but keep the same ratio between height and width. For example, an image of 640 x 800 pixels can be resized to 320 x 400 pixels. Changing the ratio of the dimensions will make the image appear stretched.
      • Border: Include a solid black line, from one to four pixels in width, around the picture.
      • Target URL: You can make the image a link by providing a target URL. When a user clicks on the image, a new browser window will open to the URL you provided.
      • Open Target in New Window: Display the content in a new browser window outside of the course’s content frame.
    • Select Standard Options for the item.
      1. Select "Yes" to Permit Users to View this Content.
      2. Select "Yes" to Track Number of Views.
      3. For Select Date and Time Restrictions, you can set items to display on a specific date and time and to stop displaying on a specific date and time. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Type dates and times in the boxes or use the pop-up Date Selection Calendar and Time Selection Menu to select dates and times. Display restrictions do not affect item availability, only when it appears.
    • Preview the content and click "Submit" when you are finished.