Up Close & Canvas: Link Checker
PBS TeacherLine uses the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses. Here are some tips shared among us in our course faculty forum.
In the cyclical nature of online courses, it can be a full semester or a year between administrations of the same course.
Before each administration, it is imperative to check external links to content.
This used to be an mind-numbing exercise.
Within the Canvas LMS, there is a tool to automatically check external links. It’s called the Link Validation Tool.
Here is the path: Go to Settings (course navigation list at very bottom) & then choose “Validate Links in Context” & then “Start Link Validation.”