Example of address bar with URLThe URL tool in LEO allows you to link to external content, hosted on the web, from within your LEO unit. URL stands for 'Uniform Resource Locator' and it refers to the web address of content on the Internet. An example of a URL is http://www.acu.edu.au. You can find the URL for any page you are on by looking at the web address area of your browser.

Key Features

The URL tool allows you to link to external content available on the internet from within your LEO unit. The tool allows you a lot of flexibility around how the content of this website will display. Options include: 'Automatic', 'Embed', 'New window', 'Open' and 'In Pop-up'. You can even pass internal information from the LEO environment over to the external website, but it is recommended you don't make use of this functionality unless you are an advanced user.

Benefits

By linking to external content using the URL tool, you are able to make your static LEO unit into a more dynamic online space. You can link to news articles and relevant content, and update your links as appropriate. By editing the settings within your URL activity you can alter how the content in the URL will be displayed, who is able to view the link, and when. At its most basic, a URL will display as a link which is available in your LEO unit.

The URL Tool within LEO cannot be used for the purposes of assessment. However, the Page resource may be useful for providing additional context to your students around their assessment tasks. You can link to websites, blog posts, online newspaper articles, and any other content which can provide value to your students.

Using URLs is a way of making your LEO unit a dynamic, engaging, interactive learning space.

Page last updated on 15/09/2020

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