Adding a URL

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A URL is the link or address to a website.


This allows you to link to external websites from your course page.

Adding a URL


  1. Go to front page of your course, click the Gear icon. ‌
  2. Click Turn editing on.
  3. Go to the topic area that you want add the URL resource to and click the Add an activity or resource link located at the bottom right hand of the topic.
  4. ‌Choose URL from the activity chooser pop up list
  5. In the Name enter the name of your book
  6. In Description field enter a short description of your book.
    The description can be displayed on the course page by ticking the that Display description on course page box.
  7. In External URL add the link to the website you wish to add.
  8. Click Appearance to expand the section.
  9. Change the Display option to New Window. This opens the external website in a new window whilst keeping the Moodle window open also.
  10. Click Save your changes at the foot of the page. 

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