Student Guide to Moodle

Participating in Discussions

Insert an Image

Screenshot of insert image interfacesIt's not hard to insert images in Moodle posts, but you do need to be careful about image size. Some important things to note about inserting images directly in Moodle textboxes such as forum posts, online text assignments, and glossaries:

  • Images must be saved as individual files in order to be inserted in Moodle.
  • Acceptable image file types are .jpg, .gif, and .png.
  • You cannot copy and paste or drag and drop an image into Moodle. You must use the Insert/edit image icon on the toolbar, as described at right and in the guide linked below.
  • Images will display in their "native" (original) size, so be prepared to adjust them for best fit.

Large image files (1 MB and up) are slow to load and take up valuable storage space (that we have to pay for). Learn about resizing images or you can contact the Help Desk for assistance.

The illustration provided here shows how to go about inserting an image. Read about the entire image insertion process.