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How do I validate links in a course?

How do I validate links in a course?

As an instructor, you can verify all external links throughout your course to ensure they are valid. You can check these links using the course link validator, which searches through course content and returns invalid or unresponsive external links in both published and unpublished content. However, please note that some links flagged as unresponsive are inaccessible by Canvas servers and will still work for students.

The link validator also includes deleted links. Deleted links are links that are still in the course, but their linked content has been deleted (such as a course file or page).

If the link validator does not detect any broken links in your course, Canvas may display a celebration. The link validator celebration feature option must be enabled by an account admin. However, you can disable link validator celebrations in your user settings.

Note: The link validator does not validate mailto (email address) links.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

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NOT your Canvas course.

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  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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