Redirect Tool: Option to open Canvas Link in New Tab

Idea created by Hildi Pardo on Apr 29, 2019
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    • Hildi Pardo
    • Jana Capps
    • Rob Ditto
    • Jeff Luttrell
    • Lindsay Skidmore
    • diane tan

    Currently, adding a link in a course menu to another Canvas course by using the Redirect Tool, does not allow for opening a new Tab.

     

    This is problematic because students are kicked out of their course.

     

    Here is our situation:  We are creating a "course area" for all our Library Resources (databases) so students and teachers can access them from within Canvas.   We want to add this link to all courses (using the ReDirect tool at the Root Account level).  Even if you check the box to Force Open in New Tab, the feature only allows it for External Links Only.     This means that the student may be in their Biology course, may want to look something up and click on the Library Resources link, and are then taken out of their Biology course and into the Libary course.   If we selct Open in a New Tab, it would be great if it would do just that.    If you want it to Replace the tab, then simply don't check the option.