Link Validator

May 18, 2020

If you have imported content into your summer Canvas course, make sure to check for broken links. Go to Settings then click the “Validate Link in Content” link in the far right menu. The checker looks at both unpublished and published content. Some issues may be reported that are not actual problems to your students, but pay attention if there is a link that is going to a different Canvas course. Compare the number in the URL of the current course to the URL in the link: different Canvas courses have different URL numbers. Students can generally NOT access content stored in other courses. You can also switch to Student View and test the links. Instructors can set Canvas to alert them via email to content errors that students run into by going to Account > Notifications > scroll down and set the “Content Link Error” notification frequency to either immediate (check mark) or daily summary (clock face).

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Contact Details:

Name: Karla Embleton
Phone: 515-294-9198
Department: administration