Spruce up your course with photos, artwork, charts or diagrams, gifs, and more with Image Blocks. Mix images into readings, assessments, or any step you like with our mix-and-match Blocks. Use a multi-column image Block to compare/contrast or add multiple related images. Combine a number of Two- and Three-Column Blocks to create a striking collage page. Use the Carousel Block create a mini slideshow within your step and add text or audio in a new Block to accompany it. Or, simply allow the learner to browse a portfolio of images.

Sample Text with Image Block: learner preview mode on left and edit mode on right

Sample 3-column Image: learner preview mode on left and edit mode on right

Sample Carousel Image: learner preview mode on left and edit mode on right


How to add images

  1. Create a new step on your course Path and open the step.

  2. Select "Image" then choose one layout option (you can switch between several layout options later). You've added a Block to your step!

  3. Select "Replace Image" and use the Media Manager to upload and insert your image(s). Or, for the Carousel layout, select the ➕ icon to add a new image or the 🔄 icon to change an image.

  4. Optionally add more Blocks. When finished, hit Publish.


Features

You can switch between single-image types...

  • Image - this completely fills the width of the step with the image.

  • Image with text - this places the image to the left, with text on the right.

  • Text on image - provides a full-width banner-style image with text on top.

  • Image with annotations - provides a centered image where you can drop multiple points and add text annotations for learners to explore on hover or tap.

Switch between multiple-image types...

  • Two-column - great for comparing two images, and can be paired with the Two-column text Block.

  • Three-column - works well for a series of smaller, related images.

  • Carousel - displays one image at a time at full width; the learner can move through images like slides at their own pace. Can be used effectively as a mini slideshow.

You can additionally...

  • Upload files in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.

  • Reuse files in other steps once stored in the Media Manager.

  • Use the text editor, including hyperlinks, on the Image with text, Text on image layouts, and Image with annotations.

  • Upload multiple files at once (new!)


FAQs

Q. What are the recommended file sizes and resolutions?
A. See the end of the Media Manager article here.

Q. Can I link to a file from one of the layouts with text?
A. You can add a hyperlink, but for attached files, we recommend using the Attachments Block.

Q. Can I add a hyperlink to an image?

A. We don't currently support hyperlinked images, but you can hyperlink text, and you can embed any media that provides an embed code using an Embed Anything Block.

Q. Can I add captions to all images?
A. Multiple-image Blocks don't currently include captions, but can be paired with text Blocks above or below. Single-image Blocks like Image and Annotated Image support captions.

Q. Can I resize images?
A. You can crop an image before uploading or after uploading. If you've already uploaded the image, find the image in your Media Manager and select Details, then Edit Image. After editing, reinsert the edited image into the step. See more about using the Media Manager here.

Q. Are images compressed or otherwise optimized for faster loading?
A. We do not compress all images uploaded to image Blocks, but the following may happen to an image uploaded anywhere in the Blocks media manager:

  • We limit image dimensions to 2000 x 2000.

  • We limit image (storage) size to 100mb per image.

  • Certain block types (ex: image with text, etc.) will restrict image size based on their particular layout.

To summarize, we don't automatically compress all images, but we do have some limitations in place to optimize load time.

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