When you add a link to a page, you can link to a page or file (such as a PDF) in your OU Campus website, or to an external web page.
To add a link:
When linking to a page or file in your website, it's important to pick the page using the file chooser, rather than pasting in the URL. This way, dependency manager keeps track of your link and keep it from breaking if the page is moved or renamed.
- While editing an editable region, select the text or image for the link.
- On the toolbar, click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool (or ).
- In the "Insert Link" box, enter the URL you want to link to into the "URL" field.
- To link to a page in your OU Campus site, click the "Browse" icon to the right of the field. From the file chooser, pick the page you want to link to. You can navigate through the folders by using the breadcrumbs at the top, and you can also filter pages by name or by tag. You can also choose an auxiliary site or other environment to look for files in with the dropdown in the top-right corner. Click "Insert."
- To link to an external web page, copy/paste the address into the field.
- If the OU Campus page you're linking to has more than one publish product (e.g. a live website page and a PDF file), choose which one you want to link to.
- In the "Title" field, enter the name of the page you're linking to - this is the text that appears when someone hovers over the link. It is also used by screen readers and is important to meet accessibility compliance standards.
- Click "OK" to add the link to your editable region.
You can set the "Target" for your link; this determines if it opens in a new browser window/tab or not. You can also use the "Class" dropdown to add styling to your link.
You can link to an anchor on the same page by choosing it from the "Anchors" dropdown, or typing #anchorname in the "URL" field. Link to an anchor on another page by adding #anchorname after the URL or dependency tag in the "URL" field. You can also see our tutorial on creating and using anchors.