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fprasuhn
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How can I create a link in the course content that will open in new window?

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rmurchshafer
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Frederick,

I assume you mean a link to another web site.  If you create a link in the Rich Content Editor (which is used on Pages, Assignments, Discussions, Announcements, etc), the links will automatically open in a new tab.  Here is a guide about doing that

How do I create a hyperlink in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor? 

If you are looking to create a link as part of a Module, there it's referred to as an "External URL".  By default these do NOT open in a new tab, but if you check a box when creating or editing the link you can choose to do so.  Here is additional information.

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10301-415270926 

Rick

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rmurchshafer
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Frederick,

I assume you mean a link to another web site.  If you create a link in the Rich Content Editor (which is used on Pages, Assignments, Discussions, Announcements, etc), the links will automatically open in a new tab.  Here is a guide about doing that

How do I create a hyperlink in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor? 

If you are looking to create a link as part of a Module, there it's referred to as an "External URL".  By default these do NOT open in a new tab, but if you check a box when creating or editing the link you can choose to do so.  Here is additional information.

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10301-415270926 

Rick

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chofer
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Hello  @fprasuhn ...

 @rmurchshafer  has given you some excellent feedback here, and so I'll be marking his answer as "Correct".  I wanted to also point you to a blog post written by  @Bobby2  over in the K-12 group called ctrl K - you rock!  If you are not yet following the https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/k12 group, please click on the link that I have provided to the group, and then click on the "Follow" button located on the upper right corner of that page.  Next to that button is another button called "Actions".  Click on that, and then select "Join group".  I hope this helps, Frederick.