Inserting a Picture into Blackboard Discussion Board

Inserting a Picture into Blackboard Discussion Board

To insert a picture into the discussion board, begin by expanding the discussion board text area so that you’ve got three rows. You’re going to click the third button on the third row. It looks like a landscape picture and this is going to open up a new window. After the window appears, click on the Browse my computer button and locate your discussion board picture. After you’ve found it on your computer, click on it and then click the Open button. This will insert the image into Blackboard and give you a preview of your image. Next if you click on the appearance tab, you’ll have the option to set the alignment to where you want it to be so whether you want it on the left side or on the right side, if you want it at the bottom or the top of the discussion board post. After you’ve got that all in the way you want it, you’ll click the insert button and you’ll get a warning that you’re not inserting something with an image description and that is under the general tab and you can insert that image description if you’d like. Go ahead and click ok and here is your image inside of your discussion board and you can click and you can move that around but it will only stay on the left side if you pick left aligned or on the right side if you picked right align and after you’ve got that picture in there and the text the way you want it, just click the submit button and then you’ll be able to click on your thread and see your picture and what you’ve written there.

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  1. Thank you so much for this! My browser kept crashing until I tried the procedure you presented. Honestly I'm still not sure what I was doing wrong, but I am happy that I finally got it to work.

  2. How do you get to a version of blackboard that has this option, I have tried: safari, chrome, internet explorer, and Firefox? I have even tried different operating systems. The option is not available.

  3. Your institution is probably running a newer version of Blackboard than this video if you don't see the expansion button. Otherwise, the button to insert the image is still the same.

  4. Great tutorial! I also have a video here that shows how to create an alternative hover image opon mouse over

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