How do I upload a photo to a Blackboard discussion board/blog/wiki post?

If you want to add a photo to a discussion board, blog or wiki post, these are the instructions:

Uploading a photo to your blog post:

Clicking the image symbol in Blackboard’s editing box. (It looks like a picture of a tree.)

screenshot showing edit box

You will then see the pop-up window shown below:

image showing how to upload photo to Bb

Click the small box indicated by the pink arrow to “browse”, and another popup will appear so you can find and upload the image from your computer.

In a discussion board, the window which opens when you click the “insert/edit” image symbol looks like the one below. In this case, click “browse my computer” and you’ll get the popup window for browsing your computer.

In both cases, you’ll upload your photo and add the image title and a brief description of the image in the space provided in the pop-up box. (The title and image description help those with screen readers, so it’s important for ADA accessibility to include those.)

Finish by clicking the “insert” button:

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Save the discussion board or blog post or wiki entry, and you will see your photo. Once your image is in the post, you can then continue writing and editing and, when you’re done, submit the post.

Last updated: 8/27/2016

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