Create a link to a Resources item in a text box

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Go to the Rich-Text Editor and select your text.

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In the text box, select the text you would like to serve as a link to the folder or file. For accessibility, you should use meaningful text to describe the folder or file you are linking.

Click the Link icon.

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The Link icon looks like a chain link.

Or use Ctrl/Command-L on the keyboard to open the Link dialog box.

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Alternatively, you can open the Link dialog box with the keyboard command Ctrl + L (in Windows) or Command + L (on a Mac).

Insert the link.

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A window will pop up to allow you to enter a URL or select an item using the Server Browser.

Note: If you copy a link in Resources and paste it into the Rich-Text Editor in another tool (e.g. Lessons) rather than using the Server Browser to select the item in the editor, the link will not change when you import content from the site.

1. Click the Browse Server link.

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2. Double-click Resources.

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The Server Browser will open. It displays items on your site to which you can link.

Double-clicking Resources will expand the list of the site's Resources.

3. Navigate to the item to which you would like to link and click on the checkbox next to the file name.

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  1. Select the item to which you would like to link by clicking the checkbox next to the file name.
  2. Click OK.

Note: There may be additional folders in Resources in which the item is located. Double-click each folder to display its contents.

Click OK to create the link.

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The Link dialog box will display the link to the item in the URL box.

  1. Click OK to create the link.
  2. The text linked to the Resources item will be underlined.

Alternately, you may go to Resources to locate the item URL.

Select the Resources tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

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Click Actions, then Edit Details for the item.

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Locate the item you want to link to in Resources and from the Actions drop-down menu, select Edit Details.

This displays the Edit Details page.

Copy the item URL.

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Copy the item URL to your computer's clipboard (CTR-C for PC or COMMAND-C for MAC).

Paste the item URL.

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Paste (CTRL-V for PC or COMMAND-V for MAC) the URL for the Resources item in the box marked URL.

Click OK.

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View link.

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When the item that contains the text box is posted, the selected text will display as an underlined link to the Resources item.

More questions about the Rich Text Editor tool?


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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at https://sakai.screenstepslive.com/s/sakai_help