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Use alt text for all content images

  • Alt text should describe an image so it makes sense in context.
  • Alt text should be less than 125 characters.
  • If adding an image using the visual text box editor, the alt text should be placed in the image description field.
Blackboard image screen with alt text area indicated

Blackboard image screen with alt text area indicated

Blackboard add image screen where the image description box is indicated

Blackboard add image screen where the image description box is indicated

Use an empty alt text (alt=””) for a decorative image.

Blackboard image add screen with an empty alt text box of quotation marks

Blackboard image add screen with an empty alt text box of quotation marks

The following video demonstrates adding alt text to images in Blackboard.

 

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