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kevins
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Linking to pages that are already in a module

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If I have a page that is a module element, is there a way to create a link to that page that would be independent of the module? For example, perhaps I have a page with a chart or text information on it that is part of a module, but I want to create a link just the page from an announcement that would not drop the user into the module? Trying to limit confusion. Hope my question makes sense. 

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kmeeusen
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Hi  @kevins 

Finally, an easy question! any and all pages in Canvas are web pages, and as web pages they all have a URL address. Depending on where you are at, you can almost always use the RCE Content Selector, but some few place you would have to simply copy/past the URL (into a logical and accessible title).

In your example of using an announcement:

  • Go Announcements and click  "+Announcement",
  • This will open the text editor so that you can create your new Announcement (or edit an existing one).
  • On the right side you will now see the "Content Selector", with the default tab being "Links".
  • Place your cursor wherever you are going to want the link in your announcement, then
  • Click the expand arrow for whatever type of content you will want to link to. In your example, that would be "pages",
  • Scroll down until you find the page you want to link to, then click the title of that page.
  • Canvas will then create the link in your Announcement.

Wow, much quicker and easier to do, than it is to describe.

I hope this helps,

Kelley

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kevins
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I am sorry, I perhaps was not as clear as I could have been. I know how to link to content using the content pane. The issue is that I want to link to the page…not the page within the module itself. It is confusing to users because I want them to only view that page, but with the “previous” and “next” buttons appearing below the content, it is misleading.

Thank you and have a great day,

Kevin Schamel

eLearning Specialist

Office of eLearning

Richmond Community Schools

Office: 765-973-3339

Cell: 765-969-5114

Twitter @schamelearning | @RCSeLearn | #RCSeLearn

"You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over." – Richard Branson

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kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @kevins 

Finally, an easy question! any and all pages in Canvas are web pages, and as web pages they all have a URL address. Depending on where you are at, you can almost always use the RCE Content Selector, but some few place you would have to simply copy/past the URL (into a logical and accessible title).

In your example of using an announcement:

  • Go Announcements and click  "+Announcement",
  • This will open the text editor so that you can create your new Announcement (or edit an existing one).
  • On the right side you will now see the "Content Selector", with the default tab being "Links".
  • Place your cursor wherever you are going to want the link in your announcement, then
  • Click the expand arrow for whatever type of content you will want to link to. In your example, that would be "pages",
  • Scroll down until you find the page you want to link to, then click the title of that page.
  • Canvas will then create the link in your Announcement.

Wow, much quicker and easier to do, than it is to describe.

I hope this helps,

Kelley

kevins
Community Member

I am sorry, I perhaps was not as clear as I could have been. I know how to link to content using the content pane. The issue is that I want to link to the page…not the page within the module itself. It is confusing to users because I want them to only view that page, but with the “previous” and “next” buttons appearing below the content, it is misleading.

Thank you and have a great day,

Kevin Schamel

eLearning Specialist

Office of eLearning

Richmond Community Schools

Office: 765-973-3339

Cell: 765-969-5114

Twitter @schamelearning | @RCSeLearn | #RCSeLearn

"You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over." – Richard Branson

Hi again,  @kevins 

Unfortunately, this is not really possible if the page you are linking to is already located in another module. You can link to it, but Canvas will always treat it as a part of the module, and include the Next and Previous buttons.

I use shared/multipurpose documents throughout my Canvas courses; either in the form of Canvas Pages or a document file (Word, etc.), and the Next and Previous button do not disturb or confuse my students. This is expected by my students - they have viewed that document in it's location in the module, and now they are ready to move to the next module item.

Kelley