Using Browser URLs as Course Links (Ultra)

When to Use?

This article will walk you through capturing a URL link from your browser that links out to a page in your Blackboard course. This can be used to add a link to a course area within an item with the goal of sending students to the specified course page with one click. This is an alternative to using Course Links in the Ultra course view.

Procedure

1. On the Blackboard homepage, click courses, then click into the course you want to work in.

On the Blackboard homepage, click Courses, then click into the course you want to work in.

2. In your course homepage, you will now see the general course URL in your browsers address bar. This is your course’s homepage link and will always point back to the same course.

In your course homepage, you will now see the general course URL in your browsers address bar. This is your course’s homepage link and will always point back to the same course.

3. Click the content area you want to link to, for example, Discussions. You can only link to content that opens in a new page, so you can not link to a Folder or a Learning Module.

Click the content area you want to link to, for example, Discussions. You can only link to content that opens in a new page, so you can not link to a Folder or a Learning Module.

4. Highlight the URL you would like to copy from your browser by double clicking the URL, then right click and click Copy.

Highlight the URL you would like to copy from your browser by double clicking the URL, then right click and click Copy.

5. You can now paste this link where you want your students to see it (for example, as a link in an Announcement). When students click the link, they will be taken to the specified page directly.

You can now paste this link where you want your students to see it (for example, as a link in an Announcement). When students click the link, they will be taken to the specified page directly.

6. When creating a new announcement you can type your instructions to students, then highlight the word you would like to use as a title for the link, for example, “Discussion 1” above.

7. Next, click the Link icon in the text editor.

8. Your highlighted text will show up as the Link text. Now you can paste the URL you copied earlier into the Link URL field. Click Save.

Your highlighted text will show up as the Link text. Now you can paste the URL you copied earlier into the Link URL field. Click Save.

9. When students click the link, they will be taken to the specified page with one click.

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Article ID: 6864
Created
Mon 6/20/22 4:58 PM
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Mon 6/20/22 8:44 PM