Images and Video


  • Ensure that all images are copyright free or are used in compliance with the license terms described on the web page where you found the image.

  • Ensure that a Waiver Release Form on record for any identifiable individuals in photos.

  • Ensure uploaded images have been colour-corrected, cropped, and image and file size optimized for the web. 
    • file size must be less than 100MB
    • allowed file types: png, gif, jpg, jpeg
    • Images must be larger than 300 x 200 pixels

  • When uploading images, add meaningful and descriptive alternative text for each image to ensure web accessibility and search engine optimization.

  • See also: File Naming.

Image Examples

 File NameContextAlt Tag
VIU Law Network Bannerviu-law-network-banner.jpgAppears on the Advising websiteVIU Law Network Banner
VIU FOM Student Research Fundviu-faculty-management-student-research-fund.pngAppears on the Faculty of Management landing pageVIU Faculty of Management Student Research Fund
VIU Students Walking at Nanaimo Campusviu-students-scholarship-recipients.jpgAppears on the Financial Aid websiteVIU Students - Scholarship recipients


  • Videos MUST be embedded and not inserted directly into the Drupal site.

  • To embed video on the website:

    • submit a Job Request to Strategic Marketing to upload your desired content to the official VIU YouTube channel.
      • You can then copy the “Share URL" from VIUTube when inserting Media on the desired page(s).
      • Use the "web" tab of the "Media Browser" icon to insert the video on body of the Drupal page.
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