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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: New Play Exchange

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

New Play Exchange

Persistent Links in New Play Exchange

1) In New Play Exchange, locate the item you wish to link to and click on the title.

New Play Exchange search results

2)  On the next page, copy the URL in the browser box (highlight, then ctrl + c, or right click + "copy").

New Play Exchange URL

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 article in the "name" and "description" blanks (you may wish to copy and paste the citation from the database).

  • For example: Midwestern Gothic: A Triptych

Check the box, below the "Description," labeled "Display description on course page," if desired.

6)  In the box labeled "external URL," paste in the URL you copied earlier.

Moodle URL details

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

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