You can insert an image file directly into discussion or replies using the image icon. You can embed an image from a website URL, upload and embed an image from your Canvas files, or an embed image from Flickr. If a change is made to the source of your image after you have embedded it in a discussion reply, the image added to your discussion reply will not be changed.
Note: If you post your discussion response before an attached image finishes uploading, Canvas will display a warning message.
1. In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.
Discussion Index Link [View Image]
2. Click the discussion name.
3. Create a new discussion entry by clicking the + Discussion button or clicking the Reply text field.
4. Choose one of the scenarios below. They all accomplish the same thing.
To add an image from the toolbar, click the Image icon .
You can also upload an image from the image options menu. To view additional image options, click the Image Options arrow . Then select the Upload Image option .
Upload an Image from the Toolbar [View Image]
You can also add an image using the menubar in the Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.
To upload an image using the menubar, click the Insert menu , select the Image option . You can upload new images and embed images from your course and user files .
Upload an Image from the Menubar [View Image]
5. Choose an image to upload
In any scenario, by default, the Image Upload Tool displays the Computer tab . Click or drag and drop an image file to the image uploader to upload a file from your computer .
Note: Images uploaded from your computer using the image upload tool are added to your course files.
Upload an Image from the Computer [View Image]
To embed an image from Unsplash, click the Unsplash tab .
Enter a search term in the Search Term field  and select from the displayed options . To view more image options, click the page navigation links at the bottom.
Note: Canvas uses safe search filters provided by Unsplash. You can read more about the Unsplash content policy on their Terms page.
Embed an Image from Unsplash [View Image]
To embed an image using a URL, click the URL tab .
Enter the URL in the File URL field .
Embed an Image from URL [View Image]
To add Alt Text to your image, type an alternative text description or text tags in the Alt Text field . By default, the Alt Text field displays the image file name. Alt text is read by screen readers, and it displays when an embedded image cannot display.
If the image is decorative and does not require alt text, select the Decorative Image option .
By default, the Embed Image display option is selected for embedded images .
To display the image file link, select the Display Text Link display option . The file link will replace the image in the Rich Content Editor.
Manage Image Attributes [View Image]
6. Click the Submit button.
Note: The image will flash before it embeds in the Rich Content Editor.
7. Click the Save or Post Reply button.