How to Add a Quicklink

This article explains how to add a quicklink as its own content topic or within the text of a content topic in Brightspace.

A Quicklink is a direct link to a file, tool, or URL that can be added to any content area within the Brightspace learning environment.

Quicklink as a Content Topic

This is the process you will use when adding a link to an assignment, quiz, discussion board, or self assessment.  Additionally, if you use checklists or surveys you can add quicklinks directly to those items as well.

Step 1

From the Content tool, navigate to the module or sub-module in which you want to add a quicklink

  1. Click Add Existing Activities
  2. Click on the activity

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Step 2

Select the name of the activity

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Quicklink within a Content Topic

You can also add quicklinks to tools and files from within a topic file.  Use this method for Kaltura videos, course document files (documents and images), or any other course tool where you have an existing activity created.

Step 1

From the Content tool, navigate to the module or sub-module in which you want to add a quicklink

  1. Click the  next to the name of the topic you want to add a quicklink to
  2. Click Edit HTML

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Step 2

Create a link

  1. In the content editor, enter and/or highlight the text you want to link to
  2. Click the Quicklink icon
  3. Under Course Materials, click the activity you want to link to

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Step 3

Select activity

  1. Click the name of the material
  2. Click Update

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