Consider an element of your course for which you might want an accompanying image.

Search for an openly licensed image using different search strategies and sites described in the Curator module. You might consider using:

Which one did you find easiest to use or best suited the kind of image you were looking for?

Add a response to this activity by linking to the image that you have found, citing the source, creator, and license. Describe how your selection would support learners’ understanding of an element or concept for a course. You should also summarize your search strategy (use of keywords, boolean search operators).


This activity is part of the Spotlight on Repositories section of the Curator Module.

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  • Consider this
    by Stephanie Jones (@Sjones)

    I like to use visuals for my weekly learning especially for things that repeat themselves like a review or exam.  I used to use a basic google search but since taking a few courses during Covid learned about many other sites including the ones in this module.  I like and use Unsplash the most, I more… »

  • Attribute Data: Visual Inspection
    by Maria Wesolowski (@mpweso)

    I was looking for an image to accompany the topic of “Attribute Data”.  When I searched for the words “Attribute data” I didn’t find any picture that I liked to represent the context of this topic in any of the websites, so I searched for a specific example of attribute data, such as “visual inspection”.  more… »

  • Diverse Representation of Collaboration
    by Heather Kundapur (@hkundapur)

    In one of the courses that I lead, Managing and Engaging Collaboration,  I often struggle to find images that reflect a diverse group of people engaged in a potential collaboration.   Often I end up using stick figures due to lack of representation in the pictures that I find.   I was thrilled through this module to more… »

  • Spot the Hazards: Electrical Safety
    by Safa Qoussini (@Safa Qoussini)

    As part of Hazard identification course, students are to implement the concepts they learned in the “Electrical Safety” unit. I browsed unsplash.com to find a photo/image that I can use for class activity where students can spot/identify hazards related to working with electricity. I searched the terms: “Electrical” and “Hazard” and found this photo taken more… »

  • Ethics in the business world
    by Maria Laverde (@mlaverde)

    Men discuss about ethics in business.

  • Consider This-Image Response- Ashley Wannamaker
    by Ashley Wannamaker (@awannamaker)

    After searching through a variety of options, I prefer Unsplash for searching images. I feel as though their webpage is one of the easiest to use and offers a wide variety of search options. I was using the term Global Markets to search for my image and Unsplash gave the best variety for my search. more… »

  • Fit for Purpose Image banks
    by Elan Paulson (@Elan Paulson)

    I tend to use these five media sites for different reasons and purposes, and to achieve different goals. I often start with Creative Commons Search because it has the best filters. The visuals here can be used for a range of purposes, such as photographs for themed slides but also complex visuals for teaching. I tend more… »

  • Character Strengths
    by Cheryl Hartwick (@CHartwick)

    I teach a course in resiliency, so many of the photos I use are abstract. In one of my lectures, I discuss character strengths, so I use an image showing strength. After searching many of the open sources, I found Unsplash to be the best. There was good diversity among the photos and it was more… »

  • Excel in Business
    by Pamela LeBrun (@PamLeBrun)

    I have been using Unsplash for quite awhile now to enhance slides and build online content in courses. This resource is so easy to use! Photos are beautiful and I have even contributed a few. I went exploring for our next module on Financial functions, as the subject matter can be dry and it can more… »

  • Interviews
    by jessica srivastava (@Jessica)

    I use Unsplash regularly for images to enhance my slides or to create gifs. In reading this content, I was intrigued to see The Gender Spectrum Collection. Over the last 2 semesters, I have had Trans students, something that has been very new to me and in reading about inclusiveness, I felt that this picture more… »

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    One Response to “Consider This”

    1. Erin Wilson

      I chose this image as it is captured in a hotel but the main focus is on the fun and diversity within the image. This image is relatable an appealing to students. This image was located through Pixabay and has a PIxabay License agreement of “Free for commercial use, no attribution required”. The image was produced by gracini studios
      Image by Gracini Studios from Pixabay

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