Checking Broken Links

Often times instructors provide links to course material in an effort to make thing easier for students to locate material. Since we recommend that the Files area is unavailable to the students, it is crucial that these links are valid. Canvas provides a tool in you course that will automatically check the links to make sure they are unbroken.

»Screenshot tutorial on how to use the Validate Links in Content toolWill open new browser window or tab

What if you do not understand why it is reporting a broken link?

  1. If it is a link to a webpage outside of the Canvas course, it may report a false positive. Check the link. If it works as you intended, then disregard the message.
  2. Take a look at our video on our Tutorial Page.Will open new browser window or tab