[LON-CAPA-users] External resource

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 1 Dec 2006 17:30:16 -0500 (EST)

Hi Hon-Kie,

> > > Is there a way for the external resource link (under course document)
> > > to show up as a separate page rather than in the bottom part of the frame?
> >
> >Not quite sure what you want here. (The frame is thee because without
> >it we can't keep the navigation though other resource available)
> >
> >Do you want this external resource in the course?
> >
> >Or just as a link some where?
> It is a link to somewhere else, (Blackboard :(). LC navigation tools 
> do not fit here since BB has it own frame and so. If I put a link on 
> BB back to LC, I end up with multiple frames of the same thing. 
> Basically, what I want is to specify a target for the external 
> resource so that the resource can either be displayed in the frame of 
> LC or in a separate window.
> >You could create a Simple page, and include a link to the external
> >resource in the simple page....
> Problem here is that the user has to click twice ...

You might actually want to prefer this since you could make the link a
'popup a new window' style one and then it's easier for the user to
get back to loncapa.

You could also make it the first page in lon-capa so they don't have
to do the second click.

My reticence comes from my preceiving the future question of 'how do I
get back to lon-capa'

Which I'm guessing (since you are requesting this feature) that you
don't think will occur that often?

guy@albertelli.com   0-7-1-6-27,137