Quicklinks in Desire2Learn

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There are several different resources that can be added to Content using a Quicklink. Each resource requires additional information to complete. Each type of Quicklink is reviewed here.  Resources are listed in the order they appear on the dropdown. Click on the name of the resource to move to that specific description.

Calendar

  1. To create a Quicklink to a calendar event, first select Calendar from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list. 
  2. Choose the date of the event.
  3. Click Refresh List so that all events for that day will list.
  4. Select the event from the dropdown Event list.
  5. Click Insert.

Insert a Calendar Quicklink
Insert Calendar Quicklink

Read the note below the Event dropdown.  Choosing Create an Event or Manage Calendar will open a new window.  Upon exiting either of these choices, click Refresh List before proceeding.

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Chat

  1. To create a Quicklink to a Chat, first select Chat from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click Refresh List so that all chats will be listed.
  3. Select the Chat from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Insert.

Chat Quicklink Window
Chat Quicklink Window

Be sure to read the note below the Chat dropdown box.  Be sure to click Refresh List after returning from Create a Chat or Manage Chats.

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Checklist

  1. To create a Quicklink to a Checklist, first select Checklist from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click Refresh List so that all Checklists will be listed.
  3. Select the Checklist from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Insert.

Checklist Quicklink Window
Checklist Quicklink Window

Be sure to read the note below the Checklist dropdown box.  Be sure to click Refresh List after returning from Create a Checklist or Manage Checklists.

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Content

  1. To create a Quicklink to content, first select Content from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click Refresh List so that all Content Topics will be listed.
  3. Select the Topic from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Insert.

Content Quicklink Window
Content Quicklink Window

Be sure to read the note below the Content dropdown box.  Be sure to click Refresh List after returning from Create Content or Manage Content.

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Course File

  1. To create a Quicklink to content, first select Course File from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click the Add a File button.
  3. Select the file from the list.

Add Course File Quicklink
Add Course File Quicklink Screen 1

  1. Verify it is the file to link to and click Insert.

Add Course File Quicklink Screen 2
Add Course File Quicklink Screen 2

If Manage Files is selected, a new window will open. There is no refresh link in this case.

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Discussions

  1. To create a Quicklink to content, first select Discussions from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click Refresh List so that all Discussion Topics will be listed.
  3. Select the Topic from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Insert.

Discussions Quicklink Window
Discussions Quicklink Window

Be sure to read the note below the Discussions dropdown box.  Be sure to click Refresh List after returning from Create a Discussion or Manage Discussions.

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Dropbox

  1. To create a Quicklink to content, first select Dropbox from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click Refresh List so that all Dropboxes will be listed.
  3. Select the Dropbox from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Insert.

Dropbox Quicklink Window
Dropbox Quicklink Window

Be sure to read the note below the Dropbox dropdown box.  Be sure to click Refresh after returning from Create a Dropbox or Manage Dropboxes.

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External Learning Tools

  1. To create a Quicklink to content, first select External Learning Tools from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click Refresh List so that all tools will be listed.
  3. Select the tool from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Insert.

External Learning Tool Quicklink Window
External Learning Tool Quicklink Window

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Online Rooms

Quicklinks can be made to an online room or to the online room archives.

  1. To create a Quicklink to content, first select Online Rooms from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Select either Collaborate - Room or Collaborate - Archive from the dropdown box.
  3. Select the Room from the dropdown list. NoteEven when selecting the archive, select the room.  The Quicklink will display the list of archives for that room.
  4. Do not change the Org Unit.  This will cause an error to occur.
  5. Click Insert.

Online Rooms Quicklink Window
Online Rooms Quicklink Window

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Quizzes

  1. To create a Quicklink to content, first select Quizzes from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click Refresh List to make sure all quizzes will display.
  3. Select the quiz to link to from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Insert.

Quizzes Quicklink Window
Quizzes Quicklink Window

Be sure to read the note below the Quizzes dropdown box.  Be sure to click Refresh List after returning from Create a Quiz or Manage Quizzes.

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Surveys

  1. To create a Quicklink to content, first select Surveys from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Click Refresh List to make sure all Surveys will display.
  3. Select the survey to link to from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Insert.

Surveys Quicklink Window
Surveys Quicklink Window

Be sure to read the note below the Surveys dropdown box.  Be sure to click Refresh List after returning from Create a Survey or Manage Surveys.

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URL

  1. To create a Quicklink to a URL, first select URL from the What do you want to insert? dropdown list.
  2. Type in the complete URL (or copy/paste) in the URL box.
  3. Click Insert.

URL Quicklink Window
New Quicklink Window

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