Quick tip: Auto-linking (by @jtneill)

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Here’s a quick tip for using the Moodle Auto-linking feature (which, if turned on in your site filters for 1.9 or course filters for 2.0 creates handy links to resources, activities, glossary entries and more when you use their names in text).  It can be a great way to add dimension to your Moodle classroom.  If you’re curious to see it in action just peruse the Moodle.org forums where Auto-linking is enabled and you can often learn quickly about commonly used terms like server, SQL and database (which pull from this handy Glossary: http://moodle.org/mod/glossary/view.php?g=5).  Here’s a screen shot of what it looks like on Moodle.org:

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Most importantly it discusses how to, and how not to use it by taking advantage of the <nolink> tags/button on the Moodle HTML editor.

The short presentation was created by James Neill (@jtneill).

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