Moodle: Auto-linking

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Moodle: Auto-linking

  1. 1. Moodle: Auto-linking James Neill University of Canberra April, 2009
  2. 2. The Problem A key advantage of web-based materials is the ability to create HYPERLINKs. However, hyperlinks are often: <ul><li>Under-used
  3. 3. Time-consuming to create
  4. 4. Broken </li></ul>
  5. 5. Auto-linking: What it does Be default, Moodle creates auto-links to: <ul><li>GLOSSARY items
  6. 6. RESOURCES
  7. 7. ACTIVITIES </li></ul>These auto-links appear in: <ul><li>LABELS & WEB PAGES
  8. 8. FORUM POSTS
  9. 9. QUIZZES etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Auto-linking: By design Create auto-links for key site components and commonly used external links. Link
  11. 11. Auto-linking: By design <ul><li>By default, only the first instance of an auto-linkable item in a section will be hyperlinked.
  12. 12. <nolink> ..... </nolink> in the html code can be used to disable auto-linking </li></ul>
  13. 13. Auto-linking: Via glossary <ul><li>Add commonly used terms to the glossary (if they are not already Resources or Activities)
  14. 14. Then those terms will be auto-linked whenever anyone uses them </li></ul>Link to Unit Glossary

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