Insert Quicklinks in the HTML Editor

Within the HTML editor is the “Insert QuickLink” button. Quicklinks function like text hyperlinks.

QuickLinks in HTML Editor

Selecting the Quicklinks button will reveal several course objects that can be linked to using Quicklinks. You can create Quicklinks that link to Announcements, Assignments, Course Files, Discussions, Modules, Content Topics, and more.

Below are examples of creating Quicklinks.

  • Create a Quicklink to a Course File
  • Create a Quicklink to a Discussion forum or topic.
  • Create a Quicklink to a Content Module or Content Item.

Note: An error message will appear if students click on a Quicklink for a course object that is not yet available or is no longer available due to availability date restrictions.
Insert Quicklinks in the HTML Editor

An error message will appear for the following course objects if they are unavailable due to date restrictions:

  • Announcements items
  • Assignments
  • Calendar events
  • Chat sessions (if the user is not part of a group chat)
  • Content modules
  • Content topics and files
  • Checklists
  • Discussion topics
  • ePortfolio (for items that are not shared to the user)
  • External learning tools links
  • Groups (with expired self enrollment option)

Create a Quicklink to a Course File

  1. Highlight the text that you want to make into a Quicklink.
    Select Text in HTML Editor
  2. Select the Quicklinks button.
    QuickLinks in HTML Editor
  3. Select the course object you wish to link to. For example, a Course File.
    Course File
  4. Select the course file you wish to link to. Or, scroll to the bottom of the list and click Create New File to upload a new file to your course.
    Insert QuickLink to File
  5. If creating a new file, drag and drop your file in the window, or click Upload to search for your file. Then click Create and Insert. Remember, if you add audio or video files, you need to include a transcript or closed captions for accessibility purposes. For help with closed captions for videos, see Add Subtitles to Video Topics [ Link coming soon].
    Upload Course FileStudents will see the Quicklink that will take them to the particular content file. When students select the link, they will be able to download the file, or view or play it on their device. Students will need to have any necessary software required to view or play the file.

Create a Quicklink to a Discussion Forum or Topic

  1. Highlight the text that you want to make into a Quicklink.
    Highlight Discussion Text
  2. Select the Quicklinks button.
    QuickLinks in HTML Editor
  3. Select the course object you wish to link to. For example, a Discussion.
    Quicklink to Discussion
  4. Select the desired forum.
    Discsusion Forum Quicklink
  5. To link to the entire forum, click the Insert icon (“+” symbol) at the top of the topics list. To link to an individual topic, select the desired topic.

Create a Quicklink to a Content Module or Content Item

  1. Highlight the text that you want to make into a Quicklink.
    Highlight Module Text
  2. Click the Quicklinks button.
    QuickLinks in HTML Editor
  3. Select the course object you wish to link to. For example, to link to a module or topic, select Content.Quicklink to Content
  4. Click the desired module. For example, we selected the Battles and Monuments module.
    Quicklink to Module
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Link to an Entire Module:  Click the Insert icon (“+” symbol) at the top of the topics list.
      Select Module QuickLink
    • Link to an Individual Content Topic: Click the module containing the topic, then select the desired topic. For example, we selected Readings.
      Select Content Topic Quicklink