Add a Redirect (Custom) URL to a Canvas Course




How do I create a custom link in my course navigation using the redirect tool?


Teachers, TAs, and Designers can create a redirect URL:

  1. Navigate to your course.
  2. Click on Settings from the course navigation (on the left).
  3. Click on the Apps tab across the top.
  4. Search for "Redirect" in the search bar provided.
  5. Click on the Redirect Tool (blue arrow) that appears once the filter is applied.
  6. Click the + Add App button that appears.
  7. Enter the Name for the link. This is the word/phrase that will appear in the course navigation.
  8. Enter the URL for the site. You must keep the "https://" prefix. (If you leave off the "s" in "https://", your website will open in a new tab/window regardless of the other settings you select.).
  9. Adjust the settings as needed:
    1. (Optional) Force open in new tab (For External Links Only) – If you select this setting, when a user clicks on the link, the page will open in a new tab in their browser.  Leave unchecked if you would like the site to open within the Canvas interface. Note: not all sites can be opened within an iFrame in Canvas.
    2. Show in Course Navigation – Select this setting as it puts your link within the course navigation bar
  10. Click the Add App button.
  11. The link now appears in the course navigation at the bottom. You can go into Settings > Navigation to reorder.

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