How do I add a link or hyperlink to a URL website, email or ftp site?

NOTE: This article contains changes as per the February 2013 release.

You can add a link to a website, ftp site, mail account, or custom location.

To add a hyperlink to a website, email account, or FTP site:

  1. Insert a button (see Insert a button for more information) or select the element you want to make the link on.
  2. Click the Links button on the Interaction tab. NOTE: You can also add a Link to URL to a Hotspot or to an Image Map.
  3. Select Link to URL.
  4. Select the Protocol from the drop-down list (http://, https://, ftp://, mailto:, or Custom).
  5. Select the Target from the drop-down list. New Window opens the URL in a new window or tab (depending on the user's settings) and Modal opens within the Claro course player window. This may be preferable in most situations since it doesn't take the user away from the course. NOTE: There are some sites (such as Google) that prevent modal embedding. An empty grey box appears with a loading progress indicator but the site does not appear. Make sure to test your link.
  6. Enter the URL or email address or custom information in the URL address field.
  7. Verify the information by clicking the Preview button. NOTE: Claro cannot confirm Custom locations so please ensure the location is accessible to all your users.
  8. Click Update.

Interactivity and Animation

  1. How do I add interactions or interactivity to my page? Add links, actions, timed events, animations, hotspots, and image maps.
  2. How do I insert a Hotspot to add interactions?
  3. How do I add an action to an element that when trigger will Show or Hide or Toggle other elements (mouse event interaction)?
  4. Insert or add a pre-built button to a page (and edit it)
  5. How do I add an Action to Animate elements?
  6. How do I add a Swap Content Action to an element?
  7. How do I add a Light Box Action to an element?
  8. How do I insert a Text Input box on a page that learners can enter text into?
  9. How do I add an Action for Player Controls (Course Player navigation buttons: e.g., Forward, Back, Audio, Transcript buttons)?
  10. Media event actions and interaction (sync or time events to audio and video)
  11. What are the Animate Effects I can apply to element interactions or page actions?
  12. Adding a Link to URL using a modal target does not work for some sites (produces empty box)
  13. How do I add a link or hyperlink to a URL website, email or ftp site?
  14. How do I add a drag and drop interaction to my content page?
  15. How do I create an image with interactive hotspots?
  16. How do I allow the user to print a course page?
  17. How do I edit or remove an Action from an element on my page?
  18. How do I edit, delete, or remove Hotspots (Image Map) from an element?
  19. How do I get audio to play when a Hotspot or Action is triggered?
  20. How do I hide all mouse event targets on the stage? Hide Targets feature
  21. How do I make "hidden" hotspots? How do I hide the pointer hand cursor on a button?
  22. How do I make a page link to another page? How do I make branching interactions?
  23. Page, Jump, and Endscreen Transitions for a course (and Default Effect)
  24. Add an Entrance Effect to elements on a page
  25. How to Disable and Enable the Menu Button
  26. How do I add, edit and remove Actions within text elements?
  27. How do I add, edit and remove Links within text elements?
  28. Can learners search a course for specific content?
  29. What data does the course player search against during a course search?
  30. How do I display variables in my course?
  31. How do I make form fields available as variables?
  32. How do I set a custom variable?
  33. What are some of the Variables available?

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