When creating Page names, how do I make links to videos show up in blue print?
Hi Debra Campbell Welcome to the Canvas Community and thanks for your question. To clarify, when you mention the "page title" do you really mean the title of the page that (when editing it) is placed above the rich content editor? The reason I ask is that the rich content editor part of the screen will take care of the blue-colored hyperlink on its own while editing. Any hyperlink will appear in blue, though most videos will also appear as an embedded media player when linking to it. (Such as YouTube videos.) So I think the Community will need some clarification. Do you mean you want to disable the auto-preview of a video when linking to it within the rich content editor, perhaps?
But--since you asked it this way--there is no actual way to embed any links or HTML to a video for that matter, as the title of a page. There was a very old Feature Idea, but did not get much traction (html for content page titles ). If you used Modules, it is quite easy to link to a URL as part of a module. (See How do I add an external URL as a module item? ) or almost anything else (see How do I add assignment types, pages, and files as module items? )
And finally, there was a bit of a "hack" for covering up the page title when viewing a page using ones own HTML here: Using <div> and <hr> tags to create prettier (and accessible) pages in Canvas . It does work, by using the <div> tag and adjusting the top margin of that div by -80px so as to cover up the original page title of the page itself. The downside is that the "real" page title is still what's going to show up when viewing the list of all pages in the class. So if you knew enough HTML to follow the example given by M. Ricardo Flores to also embed a link to a video, that might just work for you.
I hope this helps a bit, Debra. But if I'm nowhere near the actual topic of your question, feel free to clarify. (I may not know the answer myself, but others might!)
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