Add Images to Questions in Classic Quizzes

Last updated on November 4, 2021

Note: This tutorial is currently being updated. The content is accurate, but the video contains instructions for both Classic and New Quizzes.

Adding images to a quiz question can help visually illustrate the concept, activate student knowledge, and improve student engagement. This tutorial describes how to use the Rich Content Editor to add images to your quiz questions.


Add Images to Classic Quiz

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas Account.
  4. Select the Course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Scroll to the Module where your quiz is located.
  7. Click the Name of the Classic Quiz you wish to edit.
    • Note: The icon for a New Quiz is filled in, while a Classic Quiz is an outline only.
  8. Click Edit.
  9. Click the Questions Tab.
  10. Hover your cursor over the Question you wish to edit.
  11. Click Edit (Pencil Icon) that appears.
  12. Click the Drop-Down Menu next to the Image Icon (a picture of mountains and a sun) in the tool bar above the text window.
    • Note: If you don’t see this icon, click the More Options Menu (three vertical dots) at the far right of the toolbar.
  13. Select from the Drop-Down Menu one of the following options:
    1. Upload Image: the image is located on your computer.
    2. Course Image: the image is already in your Canvas course files.
    3. User Image: the image is already in a student’s Canvas files.
  14. Follow the Prompts on the screen to select your image.
  15. Click Submit. The image should load into the rich text editor.
  16. Click Update Question.
  17. Click Save.