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How do I add an external tool to a lesson page?

Site administrators can add links to some external tools, such as VoiceThread and Confluence Wiki, on a lesson page. This allows editors to seamlessly incorporate content from third party applications within the site.

Note: To add a VoiceThread link and assignment to a lesson page, follow the steps in the articles, How do I add a VoiceThread link to a lesson page? and How do I add a VoiceThread assignment to a lesson page?

Go to Lessons.

Select the Title of the lesson page (e.g., Lessons, Activities, Week: 1) from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select the Add Content + button underneath the title of the page.

Select Add External Tool.

In the window that appears, select Add External Tool.

Select a tool from the list that appears.

To add a tool to the lesson page, select the tool title.

Configure the settings for the external tool.

A window will appear with various options to set for the tool. Adjust these options according to your preferences.

  1. Tool Title: This will be the link text on your lesson page.
  2. Button Text: Use the same text from the Tool Title field.
  3. Launch in Popup: Check this box if you would like the tool to launch in a new browser tab.

Note: Each tool may show different options than those in the example above. You may not be asked to enter button text, to select a custom icon, or to choose if a tool launches in a popup.

Select Save.

Select the Save button at the bottom of the window.

View the link on the lesson page.

The link to the tool will be added after any existing content on the lesson page.