Instructors can embed a web link so that it appears as a standalone piece of content alongside other materials. For example, they can add a link to a website that has the required reading they list in their syllabus.

  1. In a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder, select Build Content to access the menu and select Web Link.

  2. The Create Web Link page should display as shown right below.

  3. Type a name and paste or type the URL. Use the http:// protocol, such as
  4. Type an optional description. You can use the functions in the editor to embed content in your text and add formatting. You have creative control over how your content appears and the flexibility to change the order and appearance when you want.
  5. Select Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer. The file is saved in the top-level folder in your course's file repository: Course Files or the Content Collection. You can also attach a file from the repository.


    Drag files from your computer to the "hot spot" in the Attach Files area. If your browser allows, you can also drag a folder of files. The files may upload individually. If the browser does not allow you to submit the web link after you upload a folder, select Do not attach in the folder's row to remove it. You can drag the files individually and submit again.

    You can use the file name or provide another name for the file.

  6. Select the appropriate options for availability, tracking, and display dates. Display dates do not affect a web link's availability, only when it appears.
  7. After you submit, the web link appears in the content list. You can change the content at any time. Access the web link's menu and select Edit.