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Student: How do I include a picture in my forum post?

You will learn how to insert/add an image or picture to your forum post in your course in TITANium.

Follow these steps to add a photo (or any image file) to your post in a forum.

1. Click on the link to the forum in your course.

Note: The first forum on your course main page is usually the News forum which is meant for your instructor to post messages (and automatically send out an email) to the participants in the course.

The second forum listed in this sample course is intended for students to post an introduction.

Click on the link to the forum in your course.

2. Click on Add a new topic.

Depending upon the forum type, the name of the button may be "Add a new topic", "Add a new discussion topic" or "Reply".

Click on Add a new topic.

3. Type a title.

Type a title.

4. Type text in the Message textbox.

You can also add other content to a forum, such as a YouTube video.

Type text in the Message textbox.

5. Drag and drop your image file from your computer to the Message textbox.

Tip: you should edit (resize) the image before including it in your post. Most computers come with some type of simple image editing software such as Paint in Windows.

Drag and drop your image file from your computer to the Message textbox.

6. The image will appear in the textbox.

The image will appear in the textbox.

7. Double-click the image.

Or, click once on the image and then click on the "Insert image" button in the textbox toolbar.

Double-click the image.

8. Deselect the 'Description not necessary' box.

Deselect the 'Description not necessary' box.

9. Type a description for the image.

The description should be greater than 6 but less than 81 characters according to CSU requirements. If the image is complicated, then you may need to add text after the image explaining the contents of the image (such as for a graph, chart or diagram). This will be helpful for other students or users who are using a screen reader like JAWS because of low vision, blindness or other reasons.

Type a description for the image.

What if the image is larger than I desire? How can I change the display size?

What if the image is larger than I desire? How can I change the display size?

Click on the Auto size checkbox.

Click on the Auto size checkbox.

Type a new value in the horizontal or vertical field.

Type a new value in the horizontal or vertical field.

The other field should auto adjust to your new value.

The other field should auto adjust to your new value.

10. Click on Save image.

Click on Save image.

11. The image will now display with the new dimensions.

The image will now display with the new dimensions.

12. Click on Post to forum.

Click on Post to forum.

13. The forum post will display with the image.

Note: For any students or faculty who are subscribed to this forum, the email sent to them will NOT contain any images which you have uploaded to the forum. A user must log in to the course in order to see the image in the post. The one exception is if the image is linked from a public website rather than uploaded.

The forum post will display with the image.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to insert/add an image or picture to your forum post in your course in TITANium.

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