How to insert Quicklinks in the HTML Editor

A Quicklink is a way to insert a link to the Content. It is possible to create new content topics that are Quicklinks to tool provider links, and create a Quicklink from any page that uses the HTML Editor.

This article will show you how:

For more information on how to access the Editor, please visit: Where to find the Editor.

In the HTML Editor,  

  1. Click the icon 🔗 Insert Quicklink
Editor Tool Bar | Quicklink Icon

A pop-up window Insert Quicklink will open with the list of Course Material Tools and External Learning Tools, from which you can choose what content you want to add a quicklink for.

Under the heading Third Party, scroll further down all to access the External Learning tools such as Feedback Fruits, Cengage, JoVe, or YuJa Media Chooser.

Quicklinks options

By clicking the option Content under Course Materials in the pop-up window it is possible to add a direct link to a whole Brightspace Content (sub)module.

2. Click Content from the Insert Quicklink list in the pop-up window

Quicklinks options

In the same pop-up window the existing Brightspace Content modules will appear.

  1. Click the desired [module name]
Select the model you want to insert

The module content will open in the same pop-up window.

  1. Click the plus sign located on the top right of the list
Plus sign to add a all content

In the same pop-up window the HTML Properties will open, where you

  1. Write the Quicklink Title (or keep the one automatically provided)
  2. Click the New Window Target option for the quicklink to open in a new browser tab when clicked
  3. Click the blue button Insert
Click on insert

The pop-up window closes and the quicklink is now added to the HTML editor page.

Quicklink appears in the HTML Editor

To confirm changes to the HTML editor do not forget to save your updates, by either clicking the blue button Update (when using the HTML editor of content description area) or the blue button Save and Close (when using the HTML editor of an HTML file).

The steps to add a quicklink to a Brightspace Content item will be showcased on the example of adding a link to a Brightspace Course file.

For further instruction on how to create a File in Brightspace, please visit: How to access the Editor.

In the HTML Editor,  

  1. Click the icon 🔗 Insert Quicklink
Editor Tool Bar | Quicklink Icon

A pop-up window Insert Quicklink will open. From the list,

  1. Click Course File
Quicklinks options

This action will show in the pop-up window the content of the Manage Files of your course with all the course folders and files in it. From the list navigate to the file to which you want to add the quicklink in the HTML editor and

  1. Click the pencil icon next to its name
Directly insert Quicklink or click on the pencil icon

After clicking the pencil icon, in the same pop-up window

  1. Write the Quicklink Title (or keep the one automatically provided)
  2. Click New Window for opening the quicklink in a new browser tab when clicked on
  3. Click the blue button Insert
Insert quicklink window

The pop-up window closes and the quicklink is now added to the HTML editor page.

Quick link in the Text Editor

To confirm changes to the HTML editor do not forget to save your updates, by either clicking the blue button Update (when using the HTML editor of content description area) or the blue button Save and Close (when using the HTML editor of an HTML file).

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You now know how to insert a Quicklink to the Editor In Brightspace!