URL resource settings
  • 21 Jun 2022
  • 2 Minutes to read

URL resource settings


Settings 

Settings
Description
Notes

Name

A name for the URL resource, this will be displayed on the course page.

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External URL

The URL you wish to add.

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Description

A description of the URL, which might include instructions or guidance on why the URL is useful.

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Display description on course page

If enabled, the description above will be displayed on the course page just below the link to the activity or resource.

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Display

This setting, together with the URL file type and whether the browser allows embedding, determines how the URL is displayed. Options may include:

  • Automatic: The best display option for the URL is selected automatically.
  • Embed: The URL is displayed within the page below the navigation bar together with the URL description and any blocks.
  • Open: Only the URL is displayed in the browser window.
  • In pop-up: The URL is displayed in a new browser window without menus or an address bar.
  • In frame: The URL is displayed within a frame below the navigation bar and URL description.
  • New window: The URL is displayed in a new browser window with menus and an address bar.

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Pop-up width (in pixels)

If you have chosen the In pop-up display option then you can set the size of the window.

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Pop-up height (in pixels)

If you have chosen the In pop-up display option then you can set the size of the window.

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Display URL description

Choose whether to display the URL description for the In frame or Embed display options.

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URL variables

Some internal Totara variables may be automatically appended to the URL. Type your name for the parameter into each text box and then select the required matching variable.

There are a number of &parameter=variable fields for you to enter the variable name into, with a dropdown menu alongside it to select the varibale (such as course id, user fullname and URL cmid).

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Common module settings

See the Common module settings page for more information.

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Restrict access

See the restricting access documentation for more information.

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Activity completion

See the Activity completion page for more information.

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Tags

See the tags documentation for more information.

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Plugin settings

If you go to Quick-access menu > Plugins > Activity modules > URL you can configure the site-wide settings and defaults. 

Remember to click Save changes once you are finished.

SettingDescriptionNotes

Frame height

When a web page or an uploaded file is displayed within a frame, this value is the height (in pixels) of the top frame (which contains the navigation).

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Password

This secret phrase is used to produce encrypted code value that can be sent to some servers as a parameter. The encrypted code is produced by an md5 value of the current user IP address concatenated with your secret phrase. ie code = md5(IP.secretphrase). Please note that this is not reliable because IP address may change and is often shared by different computers.

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Include role names in parameters

Enable if you want to include localised role names in the list of available parameter variables.

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Available display options

Select all options that should be available, existing settings are not modified. Hold the CTRL key to select multiple fields.

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Display URL description

Display the URL description below content. Some display types may not display descriptions even if enabled.

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Display

Choose display type. Unfortunately not all types are suitable for all URLs.

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Pop-up width (in pixels)

Specifies default width of popup windows.

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Pop-up height (in pixels)

Specifies default height of popup windows.

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You can also go to Experimental features and enable dragging and dropping of text and links onto a course page. If enabled, when a link is dropped on the page Totara will offer to add it to the course as a URL. 

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