4. Course Components/Activites

4.21. URL

The URL module enables an instructor to provide a web link as a course resource. Anything that is freely available online, such as documents or images, can be linked to; the URL doesn’t have to be the home page of a website. The URL of a particular web page may be copied and pasted or an instructor can use the file picker and choose a link from a repository such as Flickr, YouTube, or Wikimedia (depending upon which repositories are enabled for the site).

There are several display options for the URL, such as embedded or opening in a new window, and advanced options for passing information, such as a learner's name, to the URL if required.

Note that URLs can also be added to any other resource or activity type through the text editor.