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Flickr

What is Flickr?

Flickr is a web based photo/image management and sharing environment.


Who uses Flickr?

Flickr is currently being used by academic staff to share images in their Blackboard courses.

Why should I use Flickr?

To provide rich visual content in your teaching. Flickr is ideal for creating and distributing public access image content.

Take the Flickr Tour and see more.

How do I use Flickr?

Flickr is a useful tool for presenting images to your students. The popularity of Flickr has generated an enormous resource, which is easy to search and integrate into your teaching.

You can embed Flickr into your Blackboard course using the Blackboard Mashup tool. For instructions on how to do this visit the Blackboard support page

Alternatively you can share the link to your Flickr images within course web pages, via email and social media.

How do I access Flickr?

You access Flickr from your web browser or through the content creation tools within Blackboard.

Support for Flickr

Flickr is not supported by ITS, please visit the Flickr help centre for support.


Individualised support using this technology in your teaching is available from the CATs (Contacts for Academic Technology). Visit this page to find out more and contact your CAT.


Support is also available from Centre for Academic Development (CAD) staff please send an e-mail to CAD-Contact or contact CAD staff, Stephen Marshall, Irina Elgort or Jillian Pawlyn.