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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7 Responses for this Activity

  • Openly Licensed Image
    by Lynn Chartrand (@lynn_chartrand)

    Images and photos can speak volumes. It is just a matter of finding the right one. Please visit my blog site to view a photo that I would definitely use in many of my health sciences courses.

  • Image
    by Pamela Koski Bryant (@BryantKoski)
  • Consider This
    by Sidney (@data_professor)

    In this post I am going to look for an image which I could use in one of my courses that is open source. I often need images for my slides and course content, and I usually end up creating this material from scratch. However, there is a huge amount of content out there that more… »

  • Free photos and more everywhere
    by Danny Smith (@ProfessorDannyS)

    I recently started a blog and struggled to find free images.  Now, I’m all set.  I tried the CC site and Unsplash as per the instructions in the module, and have easily gravitated to Unsplash – it’s so easy to use.  I’d likely use the CC site if I had other needs like sounds.  See more… »

  • The Internet is for Cats!
    by Irene Stewart (@IrenequStewart)

    Exploring ways to find appropriate photos using online resources.

  • Consider This! Where have I been?
    by Steven Secord (@stevensecord)

    Finding images that we have permission to use can take a little longer than a wide open Google search, however that time is worth it when you consider what you are contributing back to the community by doing so. I posted a blog on this topic, along with a short rant on marking assignments digitally more… »

  • One Picture
    by Helen DeWaard (@hj_dewaard)

    Finding the perfect ‘one picture’ for a blog post or media production can be challenging. With so many curated collections of images, it’s hard to weave your way through and find just the right one. Using a variety of search words is one way to widen the view or narrow things down to manageable piles more… »

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