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To insert URLs (or links) into your Moodle course,

The page that opens contains a number of settings. For the purposes of these instructions, the common settings will be covered.

  • Enter a Name for the URL. This is the text that will be displayed to students within the course area
  • Insert an External URL in the relevant field. For example, to link to Google, the URL would be
  • Within the Appearing menu, select one of the Display types as described below.

Automatic - The best display option for the URL is selected automatically
Embed - The URL is displayed within the page below the navigation bar together with the URL description and any blocks
Open - Only the URL is displayed in the browser window
In pop-up - The URL is displayed in a new browser window without menus or an address bar

  • Scroll down the page and press one of the Save buttons.