Express Links in D2L (Windows)

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NOTE: These instructions are based on the Windows operating system.

  1. Navigate to the document on Express you wish to create a link to in D2L.
  2. In the file window, select and copy the link information.
    Select and copy the file link
  3. Within D2L, select Content.
  4. From within the desired module, select Upload/​Create.
    Select Upload/Create
  5. Select Create a Link.
  6. Add a Title, and Paste the link into the URL textbox.
  7. Change the 1st half of the link to read http://​express​.lcc​.edu/
  8. Do not alter the 2nd half! The remainder of the link (/faculty/<userid>/examplefolder/exampledoc.docx) should remain in place.
  9. Replace all Forward Slashes (\) with Back Slashes (/​).
  10. Add a Back Slash (/​) at the end of the folder link if one is not already in place.
  11. Add the Name of the file including the File Extension. (Example: untitled.docx or example.pdf)

    NOTE: DO NOT include any spaces or special characters (i.e. %, ?, *, etc) in the file names or the link will not work.

    The link text must be specific
  12. Select the Checkbox for Open as External Resource.
  13. Select Create.


Come visit the eLearning team in TLC 427 for assistance.
If you are unable to visit in person, please contact us by email
at lcc_​elearning@​lcc.​edu, or by phone at (517) 4831839.

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