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Create External Links

External links serve a variety of purposes and can be useful for introducing web resources into your Blackboard course. This external link can be a website, a document hosted elsewhere on the internet, or an audio/video resource.
  1. Hover over the Build Content button and select Web Link.
  2. On the next screen you will need to specify a name, which is what the student will see, and the web address to link to. Please make sure to include the http:// prefix in the web address.
  3. Under Web Link Options, select Yes under Open in New Window.
  4. Click Submit in the upper right hand corner.
  5. The link is now available to the class.