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
- Open your interaction in Engage. Select the text to which you want to apply the link.
- Click the hyperlink button—it's a little globe icon that appears along with your text editing tools.
- 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.
- 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:
- Open your interaction in Engage.
- Select the text to which previously applied a hyperlink.
- Click the hyperlink button.
- Change the link destination, or click Remove Link.
- Click OK.