Students and instructors can create hypertext links anywhere they see an HTML Editor in Moodle. Instructors can also add a URL resource to a Moodle course page. This page explains how to create both kinds of links.
A note about tracking use of resources: Instructors can track whether URL Resources have been clicked by students (see Use Reports to Track Student Activity in Moodle). However, hypertext links added with the HTML Editor cannot be tracked, and will not show as Resources in the Activities block.
Students and instructors can create a link within text (hyperlink) anywhere the HTML Editor appears in Moodle. For example, students can create links in Forum posts, and instructors can add links to Labels, Pages, Activity descriptions, etc..
Many instructors use this method to link to Resources or Activities already in a course. For example, if you were asking students to submit a written response to a reading, you could post the reading as a File resource on the course page, then in the description for the Assignment activity, also provide a hyperlink to the File resource.
To create a hyperlink using the HTML Editor Toolbar:
Instructors can add a URL resource to a Topic or Weekly Section.
On your course page, click Turn editing on (top right). Editing icons and links will appear.
Locate the Section where you will add the link. (If you are using the Collapsed topics format, open the Section.)
At the bottom of the section, click + Add an activity or resource. The Activity chooser will open.
In the Activity chooser, scroll down so you can see the options for Resources, and select URL. The right panel will change to show a description and links to help.
Click Add. The Adding a new URL screen will open.
In the Adding a new URL screen, fill in the required fields.
The Name field controls how the text of the link will appear on your course page.
The Description field will only appear to students if you check Display description on course page (below text entry box).
The External URL field is where you enter the URL of the website you wish to link to.
For Display, we recommend that you choose New Window. The Web page will open in another browser tab or window.
When you have finished choosing settings, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and return to course.