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Lesson Activity Thumbnail Images

See how to add your own images to Lesson activities, and browse our collection of graphics available for your use

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Written by Ethan Kelly
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Click the button below to browse our full collection of icons. Feel free to download any or all graphics in this collection and use them in your Lessons, Class Board, or anywhere else in Otus!

Adding Images to Lesson Activities

When building lesson activities, there are a few placeholder images that represent the type of resource selected for that activity (i.e. Instructions, File, Google Drive, etc). Unless you choose the Image, Video, or YouTube resources (which display a preview image automatically) your activity tiles will look something like this:

To add some more visual dynamics or context to your lesson activities, you can add any photo you like to that lesson by selecting Upload Image when building the activity:

Here are a few notes to know about adding thumbnail images to activities in Lessons:

  • The image is automatically cropped to fit the size of the activity tile. Since students use devices of all different sizes, the lesson tile itself will also resize to accommodate the shape and size of the window. As a result, you can't control exactly what the students will see in the preview.

    • As a result, it's ideal to choose a photo that evokes the look and feel of the activity content, not something where it's important the students see every detail of the photo.

  • The process for adding an image to an LTI activity looks slightly different. Click here for more information.

  • If you want students to see a photo in its entirety, that's what the Image activity resource is for!

Otus Icon Collection

If you're not quite sure what you'd like to include as a photo, or if you don't have any images on hand that fit your needs, we've got you covered!

We've built a collection of graphics you can use for your lesson activities. These are free for your use, and formatted in a way to accommodate windows of any size, so students will always be able to see the icons in their entirety.

Click here to see the full list of icons!

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