Create Links

How do I create a link to a website in a text box?

  1. Select the text.

    In the text box, select the text you would like to serve as a link to a website.

    Screenshot of the rich text editor with the desired text selected.
  2. Click the Link icon.

    This displays the Link dialog box.

    Screenshot of the rich text toolbar with the link icon outlined.
  3. Enter the URL.

    Enter or paste (CTRL-V - PC or COMMAND-V - MAC) the URL for the website in the box marked 'URL'.

    Screenshot of the link pop-up window with a URL entered in the URL field.
  4. Click OK.

    The selected text will display as an underlined link to the website.

    Screenshot of the link pop-up window with the OK button highlighted.

How do I create a link to a Resources item in a text box?

  1. Go to the Rich Text Editor and select your text.

    In the text box, select the text you would like to serve as a link to the folder or file.

    Screenshot of the Rich Text Editor with the desired text selected.
  2. Click the Link icon.

    This will display the Link dialog box.

    Screenshot of the toolbar with the link icon highlighted.
  3. Click Browse Server.

    Screenshot of the link window with the Browse Server button highlighted.
  4. Locate and select the desired file in the file browser window.

    Screenshot of the file browse window with the desired file selected.Screenshot of the file browse window with the OK button highlighted.
  5. Click OK to confirm the link.

    When the item that contains the text box is posted, the selected text will display as an underlined link to the Resources item.

    Screenshot of the link window with the newly inserted link and the OK button highlighted.Screenshot of the text window with the newly made link.
  6. Alternately, you may also go to Resources to locate the item URL.

    Select the Resources tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

    Locate the item you want to link to in Resources and from the Actions drop-down menu, select Edit Details.

    This displays the Edit Details page.

    Copy the item URL to your computer's clipboard (CTR-C -PC or COMMAND-C - MAC).

    Paste (CTRL-V - PC or COMMAND-V - MAC) the URL for the Resources item in the box marked URL.

    When the item that contains the text box is posted, the selected text will display as an underlined link to the Resources item.

    Screenshot of Resources with the actions button beside a file highlighted and the Edit Details highlighted.

    Click Actions, then Edit Details for the item.

    Screenshot of edit details window with the URL highlighted.

    Copy the item URL.

    Screenshot of the selected URL pasted in the link window.

    Paste the item URL.

    Screenshot of the link window with the OK button highlighted.

    Click OK.

    Screenshot of the text window with the newly made link.

How do I create a link to an activity or assessment in a text box?

Using the RICH TEXT EDITOR, you can provide a link directly to an activity or assessment within the ASSIGNMENTS, FORUMS, SCORM, or TESTS & QUIZZES tools.

Note: If you are creating a text box in the LESSONS tool, you may also insert activities directly as individual items on the page, rather than within the Rich Text Editor.

  1. Select the text to be linked.

    In the text box, select the text you would like to serve as a link to the activity.

    Screenshot showing some highlighted text in the Rich Text Editor.
  2. Click the Link icon.

    This will display the Link dialog box.

    Screenshot of the Rich Text Editor with the link button in the toolbar highlighted.
  3. Click Browse Server.

    Screenshot of the link pop-up with Click Browse Server highlighted.
  4. Select the activity you want to link to and click OK.

    Screenshot showing some links available to insert.
  5. Click OK again to confirm the link.

    Screenshot of the link pop-up with the new link displayed and the OK button highlighted.
  6. View the link.

    When the item using the text box is posted, the selected text will display as a link to the activity.

    Screenshot of the new link in the text box.