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Images in Canvas

Information on finding, registering and referencing images in Canvas, ensuring copyright compliance.

Upcoming Teaching Spotlight webinars

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We run regular online presentations by guest speakers on different aspects of teaching. Recordings of past webinars are also available.

RMIT's Open Scholarship Policy - What It Means For You as an Educator

Join us for a session introducing RMIT’s Open Scholarship Policy as we discuss what it means for you as an educator. 

Delve into the core aspects of open education and gain a comprehensive understanding of the university's enterprise-wide policy.  

This session aims to heighten awareness and illuminate the crucial role educators play in advancing open scholarship. Explore the policy's implications for your work and discover how you can actively contribute to the university's commitment to open educational practices.  

Date & Time:  March 20, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

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About this guide

Discover how the Library may assist in ensuring the images you use in your teaching are copyright compliant.

This guides covers:

  • finding licensed and open-web images to be used in your teaching and learning
  • ensuring copyright compliance of images used in your teaching and learning
  • instructions on how to register images with the eReserve service
  • referencing images used in your Canvas course

Further information about using resources in your Canvas course can be found on the library guide: Library resources in Canvas.


Copyright specific enquiries should be directed to

General teaching enquiries may be sent to the Library Teaching Support team.

Finding images

The Library provides several resources to aid in finding images that you can use in your Canvas course, these include:

Please check the SHOW LICENSE button on the LibrarySearch record to display the licence terms for each database. Make sure you verify that you can use the images for your intended purpose, e.g. teaching.

Images - Creative Commons, Open Domain and Public Domain

Creative Commons

CCO Open Domain - No copyright restrictions

Public domain

Images - free licences

Stock images. No attribution is required but it is recommended for academic best practice.

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