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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Insert/Edit Image

Need help with something in CougarVIEW? Good news! We have a number of guides to show you how to use the many tools and resources in CougarVIEW. These guides cover topics like using the grade book, setting up quizzes, creating groups, and many more.

Insert Image

  1. Insert an image into an HTML editor.

Insert Image


  1. Select the Insert Image icon.
  2. In the Add a File dialog, click either My Computer or Course Offering Files and select the image you want to insert, or click URL and link out to the image you want to insert.
  3. Note: If you want to save the image file in a specific location, select Choose Destination and select the path or create a new folder in which you want to save the same.

Add an Image


  1. Select Add.

Add file button

  1. Enter the Alternative Text and selectOK.

Edit Image Description and Properties

  1. Navigate to anywhere Brightspace Editor is available, like Content or Discussions.
  2. Right-click on the image you want to update and select Edit image.

Edit image

  1. In the Edit Image dialog, you can edit your image using the following options:
    • Crop
    • Resize
    • Orientation
    • Brightness
    • Sharpen
    • Contrast
    • Color levels
    • Gamma
    • Invert

Edit Image Options

  1. Select Save.

 Note: Image changes are saved to Manage Files at the course-level root, or, depending on user permissions, as new file attachments to the item (such as the discussion) every time a change is made. Multiple edits, in turn, create multiple files. If the course is copied, all image edits are copied as well. Edited images are saved with their original names followed by a date-time string, which helps to find changed pictures easily when browsing files in Manage Files.