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Moodle Guide

The development of this guide is ongoing; we will continue adding Moodle LMS Tips, Guides, and Instructions. On the left-hand sidebar, you will find a list of Moodle LMS features or options. To learn more about that option or feature, click on the link.


A URL (Uniform or Universal Resource Locator) is a link on the internet to a website or online file. Teachers can use the URL resource to provide their students with web links for research, saving the student time and effort in manually typing out the address.

Setting Up a URL Resource

  1. In a course, with the editing turned on, choose URL from the activity chooser and give it a helpful name.

  2. in External URL, type the web address of the site you want to link to, or click the Choose a link button to access other options. Include the full https:// at the start.

  3. In Appearance, choose how you want your URL to display, using the ? help icon for more information. If you don't see all the settings then ask your admin as they may need to enable them site wide.

  4. Expand the other settings to specify what you require and then click Save and return to course.

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