In Moodle, you can add a link anywhere you can enter text. It is also possible to add a link to your course as a URL resource that opens a new Moodle page with a description or instructions. Both methods are explained below.

Adding a Link to Text

  1. In the text editor, highlight the text you would like to become a link, and click the Link button
    add a link
  2. Paste the link to the site that you'd like your students to arrive at in the Link URL box.
    Note: If you clicked the link box without adding text, you can type the link text into the pop up.
    type or paste in URL
    • If you want to add to a link to a document, follow these steps instead:
  3. Click the Browse icon.
    add files
  4. Upload your file, or use one of the links at left to add it from your Private Files, a Course files folder, Google Drive, etc.  Once you have uploaded the file, a link to it will appear in the Link URL box.
    file picker with upload a file, choose file, and upload this file
  5. Click Upload File
    file upload, add alt text, and save image.
  7. You'll have a link to your web page or file.  You'll see that your highlighted text has turned blue to indicate that it is now a link.

Creating a Link Resource

Alternatively, you can make a URL resource on your course page to contain your link and include a description or instructions.

  • Go to your Moodle site, and in the section where you want the link to live, click Add an Activity

    Add an activity or resource

  • Under Resources pick URL and then click Add

    add URL activity

    add URL, description, and check box to display on course page
  • Give the link a title
  • Add a description. If you want this description to appear on the main Moodle page, click the box below to indicate this

  • Scroll to the bottom and click Save and return to course. You can ignore all the other settings. 

    save and return to course or save and display

  • When students click on the link, they will be taken to a new page with the description and a link to the resource.

Last modified: Monday, August 28, 2023, 10:01 AM