Embedding BYU Learning Suite URLs

A URL that points to a specific BYU Learning Suite page can be embedded in any text entry box in Learning Suite. For example, a link to a Learning Suite Content page can be embedded in an assignment description. Students will be taken directly to the content page when they view the assignment and click on the link, as long as they are enrolled in the course the URL is pointing to.

There are three things to be aware of when embedding Learning Suite URLs in your course:

  • Access to Embedded Learning Suite URLs

  • Access to Embedded Learning Suite URLs that Point to Unpublished Materials

  • Copying Forward Courses with Embedded Learning Suite URLs

 

Access to Embedded Learning Suite URLs

If an instructor embeds a URL into a Learning Suite course that points to a different Learning Suite course, students will only be able to access the embedded link if they are enrolled in both courses. For example, a student will not be able to access an embedded link if they enter their BIO 100 course and click on an embedded link that points to BIO 200, which they are not enrolled in.

 

Access to Embedded Learning Suite URLs that Point to Unpublished Materials

If an instructor embeds a URL into a Learning Suite course that points to an unpublished Learning Suite content page or exam, students will not be able to access the embedded link until the course material has been published.

 

Copying Forward Courses with Embedded Learning Suite URLs

An embedded link in Learning Suite will automatically update when a course is copied forward, as long as the URL points to the course being copied forward. This means that the URL will always point to the current semester, without needing to change it each semester. For example, the link will automatically update if an instructor teaching BIO 100 embeds a link in an assignment that points to a content page in BIO 100. On the other hand, the link will not automatically update when the course is copied forward if an instructor teaching BIO 100 embeds a link in an assignment that points to a BIO 200 content page.

 

Questions? Contact the OIT Service Desk (801.422.4000, it@byu.edu).