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Adding Alternative Text to Images

Canvas User Guide: Embed images using the Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

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

Rich Content Editor

Open Image

Click the Image icon.

Open Images


Embed External Image

Paste or type in the URL of the image you want to embed.

Embed External Image

Insert Alt Text

The Attributes field will populate the Alt text field [1], which is the name of the image. For better accessibility, type a description of the image contents. To add the image as decorative, click the Decorative image checkbox [2]. If the Decorative Image checkbox is selected, the alternative text field is grayed out.

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.

Insert Alt Text

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