Using external sites to host images, for posting on moodle
Posted by Andrew Orrison on 11 July 2012 06:15 PM
There are a few options for hosting images which you need to embed in moodle posts. I will be showing how to host images on both Imgur.com and Dropbox.com
Option 1.) Imgur.com
Easy to use, easy to setup
less permanant, more difficult to share.
Step 1: Navigate to imgur.com
Step 2: Drag any image from your computer to the window or click on the computer button to upload an image.
Step 3: If you want to edit the image (change the size or rotate the image) select the radio button to the right of the file name you are uploading.
Step 5: Upload the image(s) with the Start upload button, if you want your images in an album select the "Group images into an album" button.
To get a embedable link for the images look on the right under Direct Link (email & IM) this is what you will use for putting an image into a moodle post.
Option 2.) Dropbox.com
More permanant, simple to share, not very complex
Less easy to setup
Step 1: Navigate to Dropbox.com and create an account and follow the directions.
(optional, but helpful) Download the dropbox software.
Step 2: Upload any of your files to dropbox, or if you have downloaded the software put your image into the public folder.
Step 3:In the web interface navigate into your public folder and select copy public link. This is the link you will use for embeding the image.
Embeding the Image into a moodle post.
Step 1: Create your moodle post
Step 2: Click on the small image icon in the toolbox.
Step 3: In the box that pops up paste your image link. Then click ok to add it to the post.
This should solve all your image uploading and hosting problems.
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Last Modified: 2015/03/17