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How do I create a link to a Resources item in a text box?

Updated Dec 16, 2020

Select the link text.

Select the text to link

In the Rich Text Editor 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.

Select the Link icon from the Rich Text Editor toolbar

Select the Link icon from the Rich Text Editor toolbar. The Link icon looks like a chain link.

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

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.

Select Browse server

Double-click Resources.

Double-click Resources

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.

Locate the item and select it
  1. Select the item you would like to link to.
  2. Select OK.

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

Select OK to create the link.

Select OK

The Link dialog box will display the link to the item in the URL field (highlighted for emphasis). Select OK to create the link.

Link displays

The text linked to the Resources item will be underlined.

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

Go to Resources in your site's tool menu

In the target Sakai site, select the Resources tool from the Tool Menu.

Select Actions.

Select Actions next to the item you would like to link to

Locate the item you want to link to in Resources and select Actions.

Choose Edit Details.

Choose Edit Details

From the drop-down menu, choose Edit Details.

Select File Details.

Select File Details

Select File Details to expand the section.

Copy the item's URL.

Copy the item's URL

Copy the item URL to your computer's clipboard (highlight text and CTRL + C for PC or COMMAND + C for Mac) or select the Copy URL to clipboard link.

Paste the item's URL.

Paste the item's URL

In the Rich Text Editor, paste (CTRL + V for PC or COMMAND + V for Mac) the copied URL for the Resources item in the URL field.

Select OK.

Select OK

Select OK to insert the link.

Link displays

The selected text will display as an underlined link to the Resources item.

Select Save.

Select Save

Select Save to save your changes.

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