Ultra: Adding images to a Learning Module thumbnail

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Uploading an image to a Learning Module thumbnail

You can provide some additional customisation to your course by uploading an image as a Learning Module thumbnail. Adding images can increase interest and engagement with your materials, as well as helping users to identify relevant content more easily.

To add an image to a Learning Module thumbnail:

  • Locate the Learning Module you want to edit and click the three-dot menu. Click “edit” on the panel that appears.

Screenshot showing three-dot menu on Learning Module

  • A side panel will open and you will see a section entitled “Image”.  You can click on either “Add image” or the image icon to open the upload image panel.

Screenshot showing different options for opening uploading image as learning module thumbnail panel

  • Once the upload image panel has opened, click “Upload file” or drag and drop files from your local drives.

Screenshot showing upload file panel

  • The chosen image file will appear in preview. Click next if you are happy to use the image.

A screenshot showing image in preview

  • You can drag the image and modify the zoom to select the image’s focal point. Click “Save” when you are happy with the image.

A GIF showing image focal point settings

  • You can either designate images as purely decorative or insert appropriate alternative text. Click the “Save” button when you have completed the set-up.

Screenshot showing alternative text settings

  • The image will now appear as the Learning Module thumbnail.

Screenshot showing image in learning module


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Page last updated on August 14, 2023 by ollietaplin