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Seamless Integration of Wikis into the Learning Environment: Part 5 of 12

Adding External Links and Linking Pages

To add a link to a wiki page, open the page in edit mode by clicking on edit in the page section of the gray task bar on the right.

  1. Highlight the text that will be linked.
  2. Click the Insert Link icon in the tool bar above the text box.


add link pop up screen


A small window with the "Insert link wizard" pops up.

A. Click on "Link to a new page" radio button if you plan on linking to a page that hasn't been created yet. Then enter the page name in the "Page name" field, or

B. Click on the "Link to an existing page" radio button and then select the wiki page that you want to link to, or

C. Click the "Link to external site" and type or paste the URL for the page that you want to link to in the "URL:" form field.

D. Then click the [Insert] button to create the link.

  1. Click the [Save] button located on the bottom right-hand-side of the screen to save the page edits.

Next week – Adding Images to a Blackboard Wiki

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2008 by in Blackboard 8, Instructional Technology.

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