D2L - Inserting quicklinks in the HTML Editor (UW-Madison)


UW-Madison is adopting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system, and discontinuing support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and Moodle. Access to D2L and Moodle will permanently end June 1, 2018. For information about retaining materials from D2L or Moodle, please refer to this document.

Quicklinks can be used to link to resources within D2L, or on the public internet.

1. Ensure the cursor is lined up in the the space you wish to add the Quicklink.
2. Click the Icon for QuicklinkInsert Quicklink icon.
3. You will see a new window labeled, "Insert Quicklink."  
Insert Quicklink Menu  
4.  Choose the type of material you wish to insert from the list.  Each material type will change to a new Quicklink window with details specific to that type.  For example, a commonly used type is "URL."  The options are to enter a URL of an outside website and the link title that will become the hyperlink's text.  However, if you choose to link to "Content" within the course, the window will allow you to select the content topic you wish to link to.

5.  Choose "Insert" and links to the resources will be added to your content page.  

 Resource Type  Description
 Calendar  Places an event in the calendar and links to the event description.  An event must be created ahead of time.
 Chat  Connects to a chat room.  The chat space must be already created.
 Checklist  Links to a checklist.  The checklist must be already created.
 Content  Links to a topic or course page
 Course File  Links to a file that has been uploaded to the course. For example, this could link to a PDF or reading.
 ePortfolio Item  Direct link to a ePortfolio item in either "My items" or "Shared items."
 External Learning Tools  Links to tools (like Piazza, iClicker) that have been formally integrated with D2L
 Form Templates  Direct link to a form.  Must be created ahead of time.
 Message Board Direct link to a discussion forum.  Forum must be created ahead of time.
 Quizzes  Direct link to a quiz.  Must be created ahead of time.
 Self-Assessments  Direct link to a self-assessment.
 Surveys Direct link to a survey. 
 TestDirect link to a dropbox item.  Dropbox must be created ahead of time.   
 URLThe web address of an outside website.  NOTE:  If you wish to link back to your homepage you will have to insert a Quicklink with the actual web address of the course home. 
 Web Conferencing  Direct link to our web conferencing service, Blackboard Connect.

Source: Desire2Learn Documentation

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