Follow these directions to insert a link on a page in OU Campus. Note: If you are uploading a PDF, please follow these directions first.
From an editable region on the page, type the text you would like to link. Note: Do not link URLs and link the words "Click here." Find the appropriate word or phrase in your sentence that tells users where your link will take them and link that. Use the example below as a guide.
Highlight the text clicking and dragging.
Once the text is selected, click the insert/edit link button on the edit toolbar.
Note: You can also right click and use the insert/edit link option that comes up.
The insert/edit link window is displayed. To link to a file or another page within your site, click the browse button.
Note: Alternately, if you are linking to an external web page, type (or copy and paste) the page address (e.g., http://www.emich.edu) into the URL field and skip to step six.
The Select File window is displayed. Locate and select the desired file from the file browser list, then click the Insert button. To find the file, you will need to make sure you are in the correct site and folder.
Note: All documents are stored in your site's "documents" folder. Only PDFs are allowed. Where you'll find the folder depends on your file structure setup, but it will usually be in the first layer of folders in the directory structure of a site.
After clicking insert, the insert/edit link window will be displayed again. By default, the link will be set up to open in the same window, meaning that when the user clicks on it, they will leave their current page and move to the one you linked to. If you are linking to an external site — anything outside of your site or emich.edu — or if you are linking to a PDF, set the link to open in a new window by clicking the pull-down arrow in the target field and select "New Window" from the list.
In the title field, type a description. This is a required step for website accessibility. Your title needs to start with like "Go", "Visit" or "Download", end with "page", "site" or "[PDF]" and tell users where the link is taking them:
- For pages: "Go to the CATE Lab Testing page."
- For sites: "Visit the Financial Aid site."
- For PDF files: "Download the CATE Lab Rules [PDF]."
Click OK to insert the link.
The link is inserted into the selected editable region. When you are finished making edits, click the save button on the toolbar.
Click the publish button and then click the "View in new window" link. This will bring up your new page. Click on your link and make sure it is working.