A graphic is an image or visual representation of an object. Therefore, computer graphics are simply images displayed on a computer screen. Graphics are often contrasted with text, which is comprised of characters, such as numbers and letters, rather than images.

What are Graphics?

Graphics are one of the primary options used to enhance academic course lectures. The AAP Multimedia Team(MM) can create graphics such as:

The visual representation of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly to the viewer

Animated graphics with text as a major component. They can be used to add greater “flair” and “excitement” to a course with the varied combination of animations, videos, and audio choices.

Documents can be enhanced with images, colors, engaging layouts, and interactivity via electronic publications (e-pubs) and Interactive Learning Objects.

Where can rights-free images be sourced?

High-quality images bring life to your presentations. The MM Team can create images for you, but there is also the option of sourcing images from sites such as:

*Please be aware that this site requires a membership which the AAP MM team has, therefore the MM team will have to download your selected image(s).  

For more copyright information and image sources, please download the JH Libraries Copyright Tips of Faculty document.

For assistance with graphics, please contact the Multimedia Team via the Multimedia Request Form.