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How to Create an External Link Learning Activity

This option will give you the ability to include a webpage as part of a course.

Create the External link learning activity

1. Go to Contents of your created course.

2. Click on Add an activity under the selected section.

3. Select the External link option at the Embed menu.

4. Give a title to your learning activity and click on Save.

Paste your Page URL

1. To edit your External Page learning activity, hover over the learning activity and click on Settings.

2. Paste the URL of the desired page.


  • Some websites (Google, Facebook, Amazon) do not allow content from their platforms to be showcased on different platforms. For instance, if you add this is what you will be displayed:

  • The links you can choose to reproduce from within your school should start with https protocol (you should add the external link including https://), meaning they must have an SSL certificate installed. In case of URLs without an SSL certificate issued (http), a workaround we can suggest is you replace the External Link learning activities with Ebook ones and add the link in the ebook as text, which your learners can follow.
  • If you want to insert a page of your school as an external link, you will need to add ?preview=1 at the end of the URL in order to appear as an iframe within the course player.

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