While it is possible to insert an image in a text box, the process is a bit cumbersome and not always reliable in certain instances. After doing some testing, we found that images placed in text boxes do not consistently appear if an ePortfolio page is copied. According to mahara.org, this is because an image in a text box is not recognized as artefact and can therefore not receive its proper permissions. We haven’t had any issues in any other instance, but Mahara does not recommend including images in text boxes, if possible.
There are plenty of other alternatives to displaying your images, such as using the image content box or the image gallery, which allows you to group images together in a slideshow, or side-by-side. To find tutorials on each of these, visit the ePortfolio Tutorial Page.