Add Links to Websites or Files

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
  2. Paste the link to the site that you'd like your students to arrive at in the Link URL box.
    • If you want to add to a link to a document, follow these steps instead:
    • Click the Browse icon.
      browse button
    • Upload your file, or use one of the links at left to add it from your Private Files, a Course files folder, Google Docs, 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
  3. Click Insert.
  4. insert/edit link menu with insert option circled
  5. 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.
    linked text in text box

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

  • Under Resources pick URL and then click Add

  • 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.

  • Paste the URL into the External URL box

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

  • 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: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 9:51 AM