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Edited by: Rhonda Whithaus (WhithausR@missouri.edu)

Created by: William McCrary

Why Link?

Place direct links to resources within 40,000 journals and almost 300 databases within Canvas, BlackBoard, E-Reserves, and on web pages:

  • Easy access for students to exactly what faculty want them to use
  • No copyright concerns - the link is to something for which we've already paid
  • Linking provides usage statistics - so that we do not cancel highly used materials

Embedding Links into Existing Sections in Canvas

1. In your Canvas Course, click on the content area you want to edit - in this case, "Assignments." Then click on the "Add Assignments" button.

Step 1

2. In the editing box, highlight the text you would like to be linked.

3. Now, click on the "Hyperlink" icon in the toolbar. A popup window will appear (if it does not, make sure popup blockers are disabled on your browser).

Step 2

 

4. In the popup menu, type out or copy the link to your desired content in the URL box. Then click on "Insert Link."

Step 3

 

5. Finally, click on the "Submit" button. The text that you highlighted should link to your desired content.

 

Updated 08/24/2016

Embedding Links into Existing Sections in Blackboard

1. In your Blackboard Course, click the content area you want to edit - in this case, "Readings."

2. Click the arrow icon next to the content header. Click the "Edit" button.

3. In the editing box, highlight the text you want to link to your desired content.

4. Click the "Hyperlink" button. A popup menu will appear (if it does not, make sure to disable the popup blocker on your browser).

5. In the popup menu, type or paste the link to your desired content in the URL box.

6. Click the "Open Link in New Window" option from the drop down Target menu if desired.

7. Finally, click on the "Submit" button. The text that you highlighted should link to your desired content.

 

Updated 08/24/2016