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Illinois Compass 2g, Add a link to a content area

This page contains information about adding a link to a content area in Illinois Compass 2g.


Links to outside websites and resources may be added to Content Areas as external links. When entering a URL, always enter the full web address to the link.

  1. Open a Course Content Area.
  2. Make sure Edit Mode is ON.
  3. Point to Build Content
  4. Select URL.
  5. Type a Name. This becomes the link users click to access the content.
  6. Type the full URL including http:// ( For example, type:
  7. Use the text box to add a description.
  8. Attach any content for the URL.
  9. Fill in the Options:

    • Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
    • Click Yes to Open in New Window (best practice).
    • Click Yes if you want to Track Number of Views.
    • Select the Date and Time Restrictions, if any.
  10. Click Submit.

Keywords:Illinois Compass, ic2g, websites, link, content area, url   Doc ID:49783
Owner:Compass C.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-03-31 10:05 CDTUpdated:2022-06-20 15:19 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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