Why do the images in my course appear broken?
Images can appear broken to some or all members of a course, when the images have been copied+pasted from the text widget of another course.
When images are uploaded into a course through the text or file widget, they take on a URL that includes that course's name and follow course enrolment permissions. Only students who are enrolled in that course have the right permissions to see the image.
When images in a text widget in course A are copy+pasted into course B:
- You will be able to see the image in course B as you have the correct permissions in both courses
- A student who is enrolled in course A and course B will be able to see the image as they have the correct permissions in both courses
- A student who is only enrolled in course B will see the images as broken
A student enrolled in both courses would see this:
A student enrolled only in course B would see this:
How to correctly copy images from one course to another
In Course A, right-click on the image you want to save.
From the dropdown menu, choose Save As.
Name the file as you'd like and choose where to save it on your device.
Go to the course you'd like to place the image in (Course B).
In the appropriate widget (in this example: the text widget), click on Setup.
Click on the photo icon to insert an image.
Click Select A File and choose your previously saved image.
Edit display size and other options to your liking.
If you're copying an entire page using the following method, the images will function properly without any re-uploading necessary.