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Images and Video

Images

  • Ensure that all images are copyright free or are used in compliance with the license terms described on the page where the image was acquired. An image or graphic used on the website must fall under one of the following categories:

    • your own work or VIU's
    • freely licensed
    • in the public domain
    • meet fair dealing (fair use) criteria

See: Using photographs and graphics? Be aware of copyright law for more information.

  • 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

Video

  • 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.