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Link Activities in Lessons

How to add a URL as an activity in an Otus Lesson.

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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Do you have a link to a website you'd like students to use in a lesson? You've come to the right place!

  • Step 1: After you've created the lesson, add an Activity and select Add Resource.

  • Step 2: Select the Link button.

  • Step 3: Copy/paste the URL into the top portion.

  • Step 4: Title the link (what you'd like your students to see) in the bottom portion.

  • Step 5: Click Save.

  • Step 6: Add a title and instructions.

  • Step 7: Add an image (optional). For best results, use an image with a ratio equivalent to 300 length x 200 width. *If this ratio is not used, the image will be seen in full by the student but a blurred background of the uploaded image will be added to fill the blank space. See below.

Teacher View

This is what the Link Activity looks like as you are building.

Student View

This is what the Link Activity looks like for the students within the lesson.

Student View: Opened

This is what the Link Activity looks like for the students once they've clicked on the activity.

  • Step 8: Click Save.

💡 Tip: If you need to edit the link you attached to the activity (such as a video or file), you can! See instructions below.

When the student accesses this activity, there will be a button that says Open Link. The link should open up in a new window.

  • Step 1: Select the ellipsis in the bottom-right corner of the activity tile and select Edit.

  • Step 2: Make any edits to the link or replace the link altogether.

  • Step 3: Select Save.

Note: If the link activity you are editing is only used in one lesson, the lesson activity and the associated resource on your Bookshelf will be updated. If this link activity is in a lesson that was cloned, we will create a new bookshelf resource instead of editing the original resource.

FAQ and Troubleshooting

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Can I edit or replace the link once I've saved the activity?

Yes. See the instructions above.

If I clone the Lesson, will the link be in the cloned lesson?


If I send a copy of this lesson to a colleague, will the link be in their copy of the lesson?


Is there a way for me to access the link after I've added it to the activity?

Yes. When you create a link activity in a lesson like this, the link will automatically appear on your bookshelf.

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