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Adding Course Page Links

Add links in a Course page that point to useful information for students, such as department events, lecture series by visiting professors, pointers to reference information that pertains to the course, or the institution website. You use the Links box to create and edit links.


Example of an iTunes U Course page Links box in edit mode, with one link.

To add and edit links in a Course page, click a course title or thumbnail image in a Public Feature or Welcome page, and then click Edit Page in the Tools area of the Course page you want to update. When you’re done editing the page, click End Editing.

Use the following table as a quick reference for how to add and edit links in a Course page Links box.

To edit this element

Take this action

Links box titles

Click the Edit icon in the Links box title bar for the Links box title you want to edit, edit the existing Links box title text, and then click the Save icon to save the new title.

Note: If your iTunes U site is public, iTunes U displays a link (RSS) in the title bar to an RSS feed view of the contents of the Links box. Control-click the link (or right-click for Windows) and choose Copy iTunes Store URL from the shortcut menu to obtain a URL containing the RSS feed.

Multiple Links boxes

Click the Add icon above the Links box to add a new Links box below the existing Links box, and then click the Save icon to save the new Links box.

Notes:

  • To move a Links box up or down one level in the Course page, click the Edit icon for the Links box you want to move, and then click the Up or Down Triangle icon.

  • To delete a Links box, click the Edit icon for the Links box you want to delete, and then click the Delete icon.

Links box links

Click the Edit icon in the Links box next to the link you want to edit, edit the existing link’s title and URL, and then click the Save icon to save the link information.

Notes:

  • To move a link up or down one level in the Links box, click the Edit icon for the link you want to move, and then click the Up or Down Triangle icon.

  • To delete a link in the Links box, click the Edit icon for the link you want to delete, and then click the Delete icon.

  • To add a new link to the Links box, such as to a department webpage, click the Add icon in the Links box above where you want the new link to appear, type a title and URL, and then save the new link by clicking the Save icon.

Note: To add links between iTunes U pages, you can copy and paste an iTunes U URL directly into the Links box Title and URL edit box. Because the link uses the https:// URL protocol, when a user clicks the link, the user is first redirected to a web browser and then taken to the page, group, or track defined in the link. To avoid the trip through the web browser, use an iTunes link by changing the https:// in the URL to itmss://. When iTunes was installed on your system, it added itself as a URL scheme handler for itmss:// URLs. When a user tries to access an itmss:// URL, if the user has not already established a session, iTunes U reroutes the user to the Site login URL specified by your site administrator.



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