1. Creating a Link in a Brightspace module or submodule

A URL (Universal Resource Locator) or “link” in D2L Brightspace connects students to websites or online files outside the course or to other areas within the course. Links can be added in multiple ways in a course. Links might be used to connect student to relevant news sites, articles, video tutorials, or research sites.

Creating a Link in a Brightspace module or submodule

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
      • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
      • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3.  In the navbar, click Content. 
  4. Find and click on the module or submodule where you would like to add the link.

NOTE: If you do not yet have a module or submodule, you will need to add a module.

  1. In the content area, Click Upload/Create
  2. Click Create a Link
  3. Type a title for your link in the Title The title will become the link that your students click on.
  4. Type or paste the web address/URL into the URL
  5. You have two options:
    1. Check the box beside Open as an External Resource if you’d like your students to be taken to the webpage outside of the course.
    2. Leave unchecked if you want the webpage to be embedded in Brightspace.
  6. Click Create to finalize. The website will load within Brightspace or the Link will display as an External Resource based on the settings enabled. The Link can be customized with dates and restrictions, and a description can be added.

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