A URL Lesson is a great way to signpost external content, for example a TED Talk, as blog or online article - or perhaps a link to your own intranet. Any valid web address will do. It's a great way to populate your LMS with a variety of content without needing to create everything in-house.
Watch the video or follow the steps to see how:
Step One: Open the ‘New Lesson’ form
Navigate to ‘Administration Home’ and select ‘Lesson’ to view the Lesson list. Scroll to the end of the page and select ‘New’.
Step Two: Specify the Lesson type
The ‘New Lesson’ details page will open. Choose either ‘eLearning from the ‘type’ drop down menu. Once the Lesson is created the type cannot be changed, so take care to specify the correct type:
Step Three: Populate the mandatory fields, create the Lesson
Add a code, title and duration. The code is not visible to learners but will be used to identify the Lesson for administrators. The lesson title is visible to Learners. The Lesson duration must be entered in minutes. Learners will be credited with the specified number of minutes on completing the Lesson.
Select ‘Submit’ to create the Lesson.
Step Four: Specify the URL
Select ‘eLearning setup’ in the Lesson administration menu. Enter the URL to which Users will be directed when clicking viewing the Lesson, and click ‘Submit’ to save the changes: