Support DocumentationStudent FAQHow do I add images to my portfolio?

How do I add images to my portfolio?

Step 1: Select Upload & Display Method

There are two methods for adding images to your portfolio:

  • Insert Full-Size Image: This option allows for the image to appear in full-size and for it to be aligned on the page (left, center, right) with or without accompanying text. 
  • Add File: This option allows for the image to appear in full-size directly on the portfolio page. The image may be edited using a built-in image editor.

Select your preferred method below:

Insert Image into Text Editor

Typically, students will use the Add File option to upload an image to their portfolio.

Adding a file adds the full-size image to the page, but does not provide the option to align the image. If you would like to align the image in the centre or right of the page, you should use the Insert Image into Text Editor option.

You cannot use the image editor when inserting the image into the text editor.

Step 1: Add Image to File Library

In order to insert an image into the text editor, it must already be uploaded and saved as an image within your Chalk & Wire account. Use the Add File method for adding content, and then delete the image thumbnail from your portfolio page. This will ensure that the image file has been saved to your account's File Library and is ready for use in the text editor.

Step 2: Access the Text Editor

1. Use the Add Content menu to select Text Block.

Step 3: Choose Where to Add Content

You may add content anywhere on the page that an Insert Content Here bar appears.

2. Click on the Insert Content Here bar that corresponds with the space that you would like to add your content to reveal the Text Editor.

Step 4: Use the Text Editor's 'Library Image' Feature

3. Click on the Library Image button to reveal your account's File Library, which you will use to select the image file.

Step 5: Select Image File from File Library

4. Using the Sources column, select the folder which contains the image file. If you have not added custom folders, you will select the File Library or Images folder; Both will contain the image file.

5. In the middle column, locate and select the file that you would like to add. Click Add Selected or Drag-and-Drop the file into the third column.

6. Click Done.

Step 6: Optionally Edit File Size

Double-Click on the image to reveal image dimensions, which you may edit. If you do edit the dimensions, click Save.

Step 7: Save the Image, and Close the Text Editor

7. Click Save, and then Close.

Add File

The 'Add File' option allows you to upload files from your computer to your Chalk & Wire ePortfolio. Each file that you upload will be placed in your portfolio, as well as saved in your File Library for later use. While many file types are available for upload in every Chalk & Wire site, certain types may not be available at your institution. For a complete list of acceptable file types, please contact your local Chalk & Wire Administrator.

Step 1: Click on the 'Add File' Option

1. Use the Add Content menu to select Add File.

Step 2: Choose Where to Add Content

You may add content anywhere on the page that an Insert Content Here bar appears.

2. Click on the Insert Content Here bar that corresponds with the space that you would like to add your content to reveal the Text Editor.

Step 3: Select Method for Adding File(s)

3. Use the Add File (default) or File from Library buttons to select your method of adding file(s) to the page

  • Add File: This feature enables the user to upload a new file from hard drive, Dropbox or OneDrive to Chalk & Wire to add to the portfolio page.
  • File from Library: This feature enables the user to select a previously-uploaded file to add to the portfolio page.

Select Add File or File from Library below for instructions:

Add File

4. Select the method for uploading a file to Chalk & Wire:

  • Add Files: This feature enables the user to select a file from their local hard drive.
  • Choose from Dropbox: This feature enables the user to select file(s) from their Dropbox account.
  • Choose from OneDrive: This feature enables the user to select file(s) from their OneDrive account.

Alternatively, simply Drag-and-Drop your file onto the window.

Choose the method that you would like to use below:

Add Files...

1. Click on the Add Files button.

2. Locate and Select the file that you would like to upload.

3. Click Choose.

Choose from Dropbox

1. Click on the Choose from Dropbox button.

2. Enter your User ID and Password for your Dropbox account.

3. Click Sign In.

4. Select the file in your Dropbox account that you would like to upload.

5. Click Choose.

Choose from OneDrive

1. Click on the Choose from OneDrive button.

2. Enter your User ID and Password for your OneDrive account.

3. Click Sign In.

4. Select the file in your Dropbox account that you would like to upload.

5. Click Choose.

File from Library

1. Using the Sources column, locate the folder which contains the file(s) that you would like to add. If you have not customized your File Library, your files will be housed in the File Library folder.

2. In the middle column, locate and select the file(s) that you would like to add to your portfolio page. Click on the Add Selected button or Drag-and-Drop the file(s) into the third column.

3. Click Done.

If the file that you added to your portfolio page is an image, you can edit its size and orientation, add filters, and more using our image editor. For more information, please visit our Edit an Image help page.