Scenario:

My module content is all complete and I have published it all so my students can access. However, a student has contacted me to say some links on the course are not working. I need to check that my links are working to ensure the student experience is a good one.

Solution:


Your Canvas module may have broken links to external content, especially if you have imported content from a previous semester/academic year. You can validate all links in your Canvas module to make sure that they are working correctly.

To validate/check for broken linked in a Canvas module, complete the following.

  1. In the menu of your module, click Settings.
  2. From the menu on the right, click Validate Links in content to open the Module link validator.
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  4. Click Start link validation. Any broken links will display when the validation is complete. Image Placeholder
  5. Note: Link validation may take a while, depending on the length of the module.  

  6. Edit your module to fix or replace any broken links.