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Wiki Pages: Adding_ a_URL_(External_Link)

***Updated for Fall 2011***

Adding a URL (External Link)
  1. Make sure EDIT MODE is set to ON.
  2. Choose the Content Area (from the Course Menu or within a folder) in which you want to insert the URL.
  3. From the Build Content tab, under the Create column, click on URL.


  4. The Create URL screen will display.
  5. In section 1. URL Information, enter a Name for the link. This name, and not the URL, will display.
  6. Enter the URL either by typing it in or by copying/pasting it from the address window in your browser.  Make certain to include either http:// or https:// in the address.
  7. In section 2Description add any text explanation of the link that will be displayed (optional).

  8. If needed, in section 3. Attachments choose to Attach File by clicking on either Browse My Computer or Browse Content Collection buttons (optional).
  9. In section 3. Options set availability by selecting the Yes radio button for Permit Users to View this Content.  If you want to hide this link from the students, change the Permit Users to View this Content radio button to No.
    1. Section 3. Options also gives the choice to open in a new window and track number of views (optional).
    2. If you want to set date and time restrictions, make sure you make entries for both Display After and Display Until (optional).
  10. In section 4. Submit, click on Submit to save your changes.

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