CREATING A COURSE LINK How to Create a Course Link 

CREATING A COURSE LINK How to Create a Course Link  
CREATING A COURSE LINK
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How to Create a Course Link
A course link is a shortcut to an area, a tool, or an item. Add a Link to a Content Area to provide quick access points to
relevant materials and tools.
Step 1
Make sure Edit Mode is
ON.
Step 2
Open a content area by
clicking on it in the course
menu.
Step 3
Hover your mouse over the
Build Content menu, and
then click Course Link
from the menu.
Step 4
Course Information:
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Choose Item: Click
Browse to choose
the course content
to link.
Name: Type the
name of the link
Location: The
location would be
filled automatically
corresponding to
the result of
Choose Item
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Step 5
Options:
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Step 6
Permit Users to View
this Content: Click
Yes or No to make this
link available to users
enrolled in the course.
Track Number of
Views: Click Yes or No
to enable tracking for
content accessed
through the course link.
Select Date and time
Restrictions: Click the
checkboxes to enable
and choose dates to
Display After and
Display Until.
Click Submit.
Notes:
o All existing items that appear in the Course Map can be linked to using a Course Link.
o If a Course Link is created to a tool that is not turned on, users accessing the Course Link
receive a message informing them that the tool is not turned on.
o If a Course Link is created to a content item that is subject to Adaptive Release rules, users
who are not permitted to access the content because of a rule receive a message informing
them that access to the content is not permitted.
o When Course Links are set to appear on a specific date and time and to stop appearing on a
specific date and time, the display restrictions do not affect content availability, only the
appearance of the Course Link.
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