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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: Naxos Music Library

Guide to linking to articles, audio, & video in Moodle using persistent links.

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Adding Permanent Links to Tracks in Naxos Music Library to Moodle Courses

If you wish, you may have students access the tracks you want them to listen to directly through Moodle through the use of static URLs to the desired tracks (also known as permanent links or permalinks). Static URLs are only available at the track level in NML (not to albums or playlists).

1)  Search for the piece you wish to link to in Naxos Music Library, then choose the option you desire from the list of results by clicking on the title or the album cover.

Naxos search results

2)  Click the link icon (above the track list) that says "Show Static URL" when you hover over it with your mouse.

Naxos link icon

Now find the track you want to link to, and copy the link now showing under the track.

Naxos track link

3)  In another tab, sign in to myMillikin and open your Moodle course.  Click "turn editing on."

4)  In the desired week/section of your Moodle course, click the option to "Add activity or resource."

Moodle- Add Activity or Resource

Next, choose "URL" from the list of options.

Moodle Add URL Option

5)  On the next screen, type in the information for the track (title, composer, etc.) in the "name" and "description" blanks (you may wish to copy and paste the track title from Naxos).

  • example:  Linda di Chamounix, Act I: O luce di quest'anima

6)  To get the best link for the Moodle box labeled "external URL,"

  • First, open a new browser tab to this website:
  • Second, paste the specific track's URL, as copied from the browser bar in step 2) into the box labeled "enter your links." (if Millikin University isn't already selected in the organisation box, search for and select it.)


Enter your links

  • Look for the newly generated "OpenAthens" link and click the "Copy" button next to it:

Naxos OpenAthens link

You must add the OpenAthens link to Moodle if you want students from off-campus to access the audio track.

7)  Click "save and return to course." Test the link to make sure it works.

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