How to open a .pdf file on a website in a course

mashefve Community Member Posts: 6 ☆ Roadie ☆
I am trying to use a button to open a pdf file on a website. I could add the document to the course, but the document changes and I don't want to have to reload it each time that happens. Any suggestions? Thanks. Michelle


  • beeps
    beeps Community Member Posts: 34 ♪ Opening Act ♪
    If you have a direct link to the pdf (e.g.,, you can have the button open it using a on mouseclick > go to > website and choose "open in a new window."

    This would only cause issues if they change the URL where the pdf is when they update the document. The alternative is to put the file in the course and use the "open attachment" action for the button.