Editing a Step: Adding Media


Choosing Layouts and image types

The Layout Selector (found under the Info and Scenario tab in the Step panel) allows you to choose from various pre-built templates. Those containing image elements are found under 1.) Layout Set: Singular Media > 2.) Layout Style: Image > 3.) Style Variants: Basic and Accent.


Selecting the Basic Style Variant places a contextual image placeholder in the upper right of the screen. Selecting the Accent Style Variant places a contextual image placeholder in the upper right of the screen and a secondary image below the text area.


Once a layout is selected and applied, return to the Media heading under the Info and Scenario tab. Now you can replace the placeholder images with your own images. basic_media_panel  

Using image Launchers for large, zoomable images

Selecting the Basic Style Variant and Launcher Preset Theme places a thumbnail image placeholder in the upper right of the screen. layout_selector_launcher This thumbnail is a small version of a very large image. When the learner clicks the thumbnail, it launches the large version in a lightbox view that can then be zoomed in for detailed viewing. For this option you’ll need to provide three sizes of the image:
  1. Display Launcher (300 – 700 px wide)
  2. Large zoomable image (1000 – 2000 px wide)
  3. Zoom navigation image (150 px wide X 120 px tall)
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Basic Image Requirements

The following image formats can be used: .jpg, .png, .gif, .svg Images should be in RGB color mode and at a screen resolution of 72 dpi. Keep the file size of images in mind when building your learning paths. Large files will take longer to load and detract from the learning experience. For more detailed information about working with images, visit the Author Academy Media Guide.