In Engage ‘09, hyperlinks can put helpful resources at-the-ready for your users, without bloating your presentation. A user clicks on the link if she needs it, or bypasses it if she doesn't. It's a tidy way to leverage existing content while helping users to cement or extend their learning at the same time.

Here's an example from a Glossary interaction. You can see that in this entry, I've added a hyperlink which takes the user to a related term in the glossary that might be helpful:

Or how about this one—in this Pyramid interaction, I've added a hyperlink in my summary, so that users can visit a URL to get more information if they want it:

Adding a Hyperlink

  1. Open your interaction in Engage. Select the text to which you want to apply the link.
  2. Click the hyperlink button—it's a little globe icon that appears along with your text editing tools.
  3. In the window that appears, do either of the following:
    • To link to a web location, select URL and enter the full web address. Then, if you want, click the green arrow to make sure the address you typed is valid.Or...
    • To link to a place within your interaction, choose the other option in the pop-up (it'll say something like Step, Segment, Entry, or Event, depending on the type of interaction you're working with). Then use the dropdown to pick the destination.
  4. Click OK and you're done.

Need to Change or Remove a Link?

If you need to go back later to update a link, or if you decide not to include the link after all, it's easy to make changes:

  1. Open your interaction in Engage.
  2. Select the text to which previously applied a hyperlink.
  3. Click the hyperlink button.
  4. Change the link destination, or click Remove Link.
  5. Click OK.

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