Descriptive links are links that are clearly identified through their chosen name and describes where the link directs to. Descriptive links should be written to stand-alone without reading the context of the sentence/content it is hosted in.
The following are some suggestions on how to create a descriptive link for your web page:
Find the site/file you want to link.
On OU Campus Content Editor, highlight the text that you want to link and select the icon.
For images, simply click the image and select Insert/edit link.
A pop-up will open. You have two ways to link up a file, document, or page:
Select the Browse icon. A Internal link will open where you can look for the site/file that is on the OU Campus server to link it to the text. After selecting a site/file, a confirmation window will pop-up. Select OK.
Copy and paste the URL to the URL field.
Add a link Title. Title is only necessary if two or more links refer to different site/file but share the same link text.
This title will show up if a user hovers over a link and is also reas by a screen reader.
Text to Display: If you want to modify the clickable wording on your link, type in a new phrase in this field
After adding a link title, select the OK button. The text is linked and highlighted blue.
Select the button at the top of the Content Editor to finalize your page.