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Adding an External Link to Course Navigation

Modified on: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Additional links can be added to the Course Navigation in a site using the Redirect Tool app. A user with Teacher, Designer, or TA permissions can add a link to the Course Navigation.

  1. From the course site, click the Settings link in the left navigation menu.
  2. Click on the Apps tab.
  3. Click on the Redirect Tool icon (see Fig. 1 below).

    Figure 1: Redirect Tool icon

  4. On the next page, click the Add App button (see Fig. 2 below).

    Figure 2: Click the Add App button.

  5. In the small window that opens, replace the text in the Name field with the text you want to appear in the site's left navigation menu. 
  6. Type the URL of the link in the URL Redirect field.
  7. Select the check box for Show in Course Navigation. Leave Force open in new tab selected (see Fig. 3 below).

    Figure 3: Check box options.

  8. Click the Add App button.
  9. Refresh the browser window to view the link in your navigation.

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