Add a URL Resource to a CLE Course

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Add a URL to a CLE course to easily link students to any resource that is hosted on an internal (UCSF) or external website, saving the student time and effort in manually typing out the address.

Add a URL resource

    1. Go to the CLE course page, from the Gear icon at the top-right click Turn editing on.
    2. In the section where you would like the file to be added, click Add an activity or resource.
    3. In the window that appears, select the URL resource type. This will take you to the settings page for the new URL. Configure the settings as seen below and then click Save and return to course or Save and display.

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Settings

General

  • Name: This is the title that will be displayed on the CLE course page
  • External URL: Enter the URL here
  • Description: Enter an optional description for the URL and then choose whether or not to display the description on the CLE course page underneath the link. Depending on the appearance setting, students may also view the description after clicking on the URL.

Appearance

  • Automatic: This is the default option. Upon clicking the link, students will be directed to the website entered in the External URL field 
  • Embed: This option is best for videos and images. Upon clicking the link, students are directed to a new page that displays the course heading, blocks, and the title/description of the URL along with the linked video or linked image. 
  • New windowThis option works for any type of URL. Upon clicking the link, students are directed to a new page that opens in a new tab.
  • OpenThis selection functions the same as Automatic.
  • In pop-up: This options functions similarly to New window in that a separate page opens, except in this case an independent window opens (not a tab). Instructors can specify the height and width of the browser window that pops up. 

URL Variables

This section allows you to pass internal information as part of the URL - faculty can skip over this section.

Common Module Settings:

    • Visible: Set whether or not an activity is visible to students. By default, new activities are set to Show. (This is comparable to using the Hide/show icon for the activity on your course page.)
    • ID number: Setting an ID number identifies the activity for grade calculation purposes. 

Restrict Access

To add restrictions on accessing the activity, click Add Restriction. The Add restriction window will open, containing the following options:

  • Date: Prevent access until (or from) a specified date and time.
  • Grade: Require students to achieve a specified grade.
  • Group: If you have groups in your course, you will see the following additional options:
      • Group: Allow only students who belong to a specified group, or all groups.
      • Grouping: Allow only students who belong to a group within a specified grouping.
  • User profile:Control access based on fields within the student’s profile.
  • Restriction set: Add a set of nested restrictions to apply complex logic.
  • Mobile app: Require students to access (or not access) using the Mobile app. 

If you have groups in your course, you will see the following additional options:

  • Group: Allow only students who belong to a specified group, or all groups.
  • Grouping: Allow only students who belong to a group within a specified grouping.

Activity completion

  • Do not indicate activity completion: There is no option to mark the activity as complete, manually or otherwise.
  • Students can manually mark the activity as completed: Students have the option to mark the activity as complete without any requirements being met.
  • Show activity as complete when conditions are met: The activity can be automatically set to complete when students click on the URL to view it.

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