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How do I place an image in a quiz question?

If you want to use an image in a quiz question, you are able to do that in Brightspace. This guide will walk you through the step by step process.


Updated Spring 2020

Place an image in a quiz question

1.) Open the Quiz you want to edit. Click on Add/Edit questions to bring up your question list.


2.) Click New to start a new question, or Edit an existing question. Use whatever question type you require. Suggestions: Multiple choice or Written Response.

3.) In this example, we are making a Written Response question. Click on the Insert Stuff icon to upload an image file.


4.) Click on My Computer to upload a photo.


5.) Browse to your file and click Upload.


6.) Now you are at the properties window.

  • Link text: Image 1 (or something that won’t give away answers)
  • Alt text: Image 1
  • Check the box to lock aspect ratio
  • Width: 650 pixels
  • Click Refresh
  • If your image does not work well with 650 pixels, try 450 or 300. We don’t recommend making an image larger than 650 pixels, or it may not display well in a browser.
  • Click Insert


7.) Now you are back to your question edit screen, but should see the image displayed. You can do the following things before clicking Save.

  1. Write the question text here, or a placeholder. In this example, students are filling in a response rather than answering a question. So I’ve just put “Question 1”.
  2. Students do not need an HTML editor unless you want them to upload something or use font tools. Typically this does not need to be checked.
  3. In this example, the instructor would like the students to essentially “fill in the blank” about the sculpture.
  4. Enter your question point value
  5. Your image is displayed here, as the students would see it.
  6. The response field is displayed here, as the students would see it.
  7. Click Save when you are finished.


8.) You can preview a question by selecting Preview from its dropdown menu