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How to use the Links feature in the Admin Portal

Organization Admins have the ability to share website links with their instructors, students, and parents. This feature exists to help you directly share websites that support your organization’s mission with your users.

Users: This article is for Organization Administrators

Prerequisites:  Your admin account is activated

Read step-by-step instructions below or skip ahead:  

Why use links?

The “Links” feature gives admins the opportunity to add and share relevant website links with their instructors, students, and parents. These links appear in the Links section on the Student Dashboard, Instructor Dashboard, and Parent Dashboard. Admins control which links are added and shared with users. 

There are several types of links that Admins may want to share with their users such as:

  • Their organization’s website 
  • Trilogy’s Help Center where all the knowledge base articles are posted (to help users learn about and navigate the system)
  • Learning management systems
  • Educational websites (i.e. Khan Academy, Clever, Kahoot, Epic, Princeton Review, etc)
  • Marketing  (social media / articles / reviews / testimonials about your organization) 
  • Surveys and client feedback (i.e. Google Form or Survey Monkey)

How to add links 

From the Admin dashboard, under Configuration, click “Links.”

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On the Links Page, there are three categories, Students, Instructors, and Parents. Add links based on which users you want to have access to the links.

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To add links, designate the order in which you want the links listed.

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Under Label, type the text as you want it to appear in the Student, Instructor, and Parent Portals.

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Type and/or copy and paste the URL of the website link.

Important Note: The entire web address must be added to the URL field. This includes the protocol “https://” Without this protocol, the link is invalid and will not direct the user to the proper website.

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Verify that the link works by opening the link under ACTIONS. 

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Use the trash can to delete the link.

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Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save” to confirm the changes.

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How do users view and access the links?

Links are accessible to students from the Student Dashboard, to instructors from the Instructor Dashboard, and to parents from the Parent Dashboard. 

Students and/or instructors can use the available links to open another web browser window or tab prior to entering the Online Classroom. Then, when in the Online Classroom, the student can screen share as they navigate the website (answering questions, drawing, graphing, etc) so the instructor can watch their processes and provide instant feedback.

Links will appear as shown below:

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Tip: To help your instructors get up and running, we provide links to Trilogy's knowledge base articles.

 

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Use links in the Parent Dashboard to communicate important information.

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Note: Users may need to scroll down to see the Links tab, depending on the size of their screen. Links are available from their portal and are currently not accessible from within the Online Classroom.

 

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