Moodle - Linking to a Website


UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as its single, centrally supported learning management system. As of 6/1/2018, support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and most Moodle courses has been discontinued. Access to those courses has permanently ended. However, certain Moodle courses that are part of the Adanced Quizzing Content Functional Gaps project are still available on Moodle. Those courses are located on the Moodle Extension site.

This article explains how to make a URL activity to allow you to link to a website outside of Moodle

1. First, turn editing on by clicking the Turn Editing on button at the top right corner of your course homepage.

2. In the desired week/topic, click on the Add an activity or resource and select URL.

3. Give the link a name. This is the name that will appear on your course homepage.

4. Enter the website URL in the “Content” field. Alternatively, click Choose a link, which will provide some options for finding the URL of a webpage such as a YouTube video.


5. When finished, click the Save and return to course button at the bottom of the page.

Keywords:website link moodle url   Doc ID:22579
Owner:Deborah H.Group:Moodle
Created:2012-02-07 17:17 CDTUpdated:2018-03-05 17:56 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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