Documentation:Connect/Create a Tool Link (How To)

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You can help students access what they need by adding links of frequently used tools to either the course menu on the left side of the screen or within individual content areas (e.g. learning modules, folders)

For example, add links to My Grades and Send Email to the Course Menu or place relevant tool links near instructional content in the Content Area.

This document will show you how to:

  • Create a tool link on the Course Menu
  • Create a tool link in a Content Area

Video

Watch the video on how to create a tool link:

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Video produced by Arts ISIT.

Create a tool link on the Course Menu

  1. Go to the Course Menu on the left-hand side and click the Add Menu Item button (Learn9.1Addmenuitem.jpg) at the top
  2. Select Create Tool Link
    The Create Tool Link button can be found by hovering to the Add Menu Item button at the top of the course menu.
  3. Enter a name for the link
  4. Select a tool type to add
  5. Select the Available to Users box so that it appears in the course menu for users
  6. Click Submit
    Remember to click the box beside Available to Users in order for students to access the link.

The new tool link now appears on the bottom of the Course Menu. Drag and drop the tool link to reorder it on the Course Menu or using the Keyboard Accessible Reordering button: Learn9.1Keyboardreorderbutton.jpg

Create a tool link in a Content Area

  1. Select a content area
  2. Click Tools at the top of the page
  3. Select a tool to add
    You can add a link to a tool's page or link directly to an activity using the tool.
  4. Fill required information
    Note: Every tool is different and will require different settings. For tools such as Discussion Boards, Blogs, and Wikis, you can choose to link those pages or to specific content.
  5. Click Next at the top or bottom of the screen
  6. In the Link Information section, enter a name for the tool link and enter a link description.
  7. In the Options section, set if you want the link to be available to users, if you want the number of views tracked, and the desired date restrictions for the link
  8. Click Submit at the top or bottom of the page

Documentation

Click on the link below to view a PDF file describing step-by-step instructions on how to create a tool link:

File:Creating a Tool Link.pdf

Related Resources

  • Getting Started with Course Content (pdf)