Link List

Last modified by Carina Enke on 17.01.2024

Usage: Learners' View

Overview

The course element Link List provides you with a collection of different links to external websites. The links are displayed by their titles within an overview.

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Functions for users

 

To open a link in the course element Link List , proceed as follows:

  1. Open the course element Link List .
  2. Click on the desired link.
  3. Depending on the settings of the author, the content will either open in the same or in a new window.

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Mark course element as completed

 

Manual progress

If the course progress indicator is activated for a course, the course element can be marked as done by clicking on Completed. Subsequently, the element gets a corresponding colour marking in the course menu as well as in the details area before the element's title.

 

You can be assigned extended rights by a course supervisor. These rights will make additional functions, such as creating and editing link entries, available to you. For further information about these functions, refer to the section Functions in the course view.

Configuration: Authors' View

In the course editor

The following functions are available to you in the course editor:

Click to open instructions on how to add a course element ...

To integrate a course element into your course, proceed as follows:

1

Open the course you want to edit.

Use the pencil icon at the top of the page to open the editing mode.

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2

Select a course element from the menu on the right.

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3

In the new window, you can define the position of the new course element within your course structure (left navigation pane). The available positions are marked with an insert icon.

To insert the new course element into an existing substructure, you need to open the substructure by clicking on the small triangle symbol next to its title. The area will open and you will again see insert icons at the positions which are available.

Click on the insert icon at the desired position within the structure. The selected area will be highlighted.

Confirm your choice with Insert course element.

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4

The element will be inserted into the course structure at the selected position.

Depending on the course element, you have to make additional configurations or add content in order to complete the configuration.

For these changes to take effect, you must publish the course. The course element will then also become available in the course view.

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General configuration settings

In the course editor, you will find the following configuration tabs:

Title and description

Configuration options in the tab title and description ...

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Elements

Description

Title

You need to enter a title for the course element. The title can comprise a maximum of 100 characters. All special characters and numbers are permitted. The title will appear in the navigation menu of the course and also as a heading in the content area.

Changes to the title of the first course element, the so-called main course node ...
 If you change the title of the first course element, the new content will only be applied to the main course node and then displayed in the opened course. If you wish to edit the course title or description, you can do so using the more settings menu of the course.

Subtitle

You can enter a subtitle for the course element with a maximum of 255 characters. All special characters and numbers are permitted. The title will appear as a tooltip in the navigation menu and - if selected and configured accordingly - as a subtitle in the content area.

Description

Here you can describe the course element. The description will appear in the content area below the title.

Depending on the settings configured in the element Display, this additional text is displayed to the user when opening the course element. The user can expand or collapse the view of the text.

 

Display

Define which information about the course element should be displayed in the course view. In addition to the content, you can optionally display the title and description. All course elements are provided with a reasonable presetting, which mostly includes the setting Title, description and content. You can adjust this setting in accordance with the options available for each course element.

Set link for this course element

Each course element can be accessed via fixed link addresses. Therefore, an internal and an external URL is assigned to each course element. These direct links to concrete elements can be used within courses or provided to learners. The URLs are located below the title and description of the element and will appear upon selecting Set link for this course element.  

  • External link: To refer to this course element from outside of the course or learning platform, you can use the external link and insert it, for example as a href attribute, into the desired HTML page.
  • Internal link: To set a link to another course element within the same course, you can insert the internal link as a href attribute into the desired HTML page.

ID

You will need the ID number of the course element (on the bottom right), for example, if you wish to use the expert mode in the visibility or access tab.

VisibilityIf necessary, restrict the visibility of the course element here. For more information, see the Visibility help page.
Access If necessary, restrict the visibility of the course element here. For more information, see the Access help page.

Configuration

The configuration of the link list is done in this tab. Here you can add, edit, or delete link entries from the link list. Detailed instructions are given in the following section.

Multilingualism

In this tab, different translations can be added to individual course element areas.

Add the desired links to the link list. Alternatively, you can also maintain the link list directly in the course view .  

  1. Open the tab Configuration of the course element Link List in the editor view.
  2. Enter a link target (URL) and the associated link title. Optionally, you can also add a description.
  3. The checkbox below New window allows you to determine how the link will be opened.
  • If you do not select the checkbox, the link will open in the same browser window.
  • If you select the checkbox, the link will open in a new browser window.

4. Use the plus and minus buttons at the end of a link entry to create additional link entries or to delete already existing ones.

5. Click on Save to confirm the settings.

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In the course view

In the course view, the following functions are available to course authors or persons with extended rights for the course element Link List :

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New link entry

To create a new link, click the New Entry button. Now enter a name and a link target (URL) and click on Save .

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Edit link entry

To edit an existing entry, click on the pencil   icon at the end of the entry. Make your desired changes and click on Save to complete the editing process.

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Delete link entry

Select the checkbox next to the entries you want to delete and click on Delete . Confirm the deletion process with Delete .

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As a course supervisor, you can assign extended rights for a course element's additional editing functions to individual or even all course users. These rights can be configured in the tab Access. Further information can be found in the section General configuration settings on this page.