Styles and layout - URL (resource)

URL iconThis entry relates to styles and layout. A URL is classified as a 'resource' in FLO.

The URL resource enables a teacher to provide a web link as a topic resource. Anything that is freely available online (eg documents or images) can be linked to; the URL doesn't have to be the homepage of a website. The URL activity is particularly useful for linking to open educational resources (OERs). Linking externally ensures that you are not breaching copyright.

URLs can also be added to any other resource or activity type through the HTML editor (hyperlink icon).

Add a URL

  1. Turn editing on 

  2. Go to the module you would like the URL to appear

  3. Click Add an activity or resource
    Add an activity or resource

  4. Click on the URL icon to add it
    add a URL

  5. Add a Name and type or paste the URL in the External URL section
    External URL
  6. Add a Description. Tick the 'Display description on topic page' box if you want the student to see this on the topic main page.

  7. Under Appearance, if an external resource (ie outside FLO, including Flinders University website) leave the Display default as 'New window'. If an internal resource (eg within the topic site), choose one of the other options (automatic, embed, open, in pop-up). Note: Choosing 'embed' is not recommended for copyright reasons (this makes it look as though the link resource belongs in your FLO site) 
    URL display

  8. Click Save and display or Save and return to topic

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