Students can access your edX (Edge) content via the edX (Edge) Course Content link in your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course site. The link can be found in the Learning Resources content area under the Lecture Recordings link and will be added when you request your course site. If this link is missing or has been deleted, log a job with help@elearning.uq.edu.au to have it replaced. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Order SI-net Courses and edX (Edge) Courses guide.

Note: To ensure consistency with the Library AskUS guides provided to students, do not move this link.

Course Content

Adding additional links


There are two types of links you can add to your Learn.UQ course site: Course Links and Unit Links. Course Links, which point to the course’s About page, are recommended because they do not need to be updated each semester. Alternatively, Unit Links can be linked to particular units in the course, however, they will need to be updated each semester to ensure they point to the current course.

Course Links

The advantages of using Course Links are: they do not need to be updated each semester and do not give students access to accidentally create edX (Edge) accounts with personal email addresses.

Course Links can be added throughout your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course site (i.e. Weekly/Module folders or Learning Pathways).

Optionally, an additional course link could be added to an announcement to direct students to edX (Edge) content. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Add an Announcement guide.

Warning: If any other links are added within the Learn.UQ course site directly to courses or content within edX (Edge), automatic Single Sign-on will not occur and an access denied message may be displayed.

  1. Click on the required weekly or module folder.
  2. Select the Build Content button. 
  3. Select Course Link from the drop-down list.

Build Content Course link

  1. Click on the Browse button.
  2. Select the edX (Edge) Course Content link in the Learning Resources folder from the course list.
  3. Enter edX (Edge) Course Content in the Name textbox.
  4. Enter the required text in the DESCRIPTION textbox.

Tip: You may want to repeat the navigation instructions or add instructions on what section of the edX (Edge) course to complete.

To view your course outline click on the Course tab at the top right of the screen or on Course in the breadcrumb bar.

select edx edge course content link

  1. Click on the Submit button.
  2. Move the link to the top of the folder.

Move link

Unit Links

Unit Links allow you to link to particular units in edX Edge course, however the process requires more work and can be with risk. 

Warning: Units Links must be created using the edX Edge Course Links Generator tool to ensure students are directed to Single Sign-On and do not have access to set up accounts with personal email addresses, rather than UQ email addresses. Failure to do so has created significant disruption for students and support staff in the past, and made course analytics data incorrect.

Reminder: Unit Links must be updated every semester by course staff.

  1. In your edX (Edge) Course, click on the View Live Version button.

view live version

  1. Click on the appropriate unit's link.

unit link selected

  1. Copy the link in the address bar.

address bar selected

  1. Go to the edX Edge Course Links Generator tool and paste the link address. 
  2. Click on the Generate Link button.

link pasted into enter your course id textbox, generate link button selected

  1. Copy the edX Login Link.

edx login link selected for copying

  1. In Learn.UQ course site, from the Course Menu, navigate to the required link location.

in learn.uq course site, learning resources selected

  1. Click on the required weekly or module folder.

module 1 introduction folder selected

  1. Click on the Build Content button. 
  2. Select Web Link from the drop-down list.

build content button selected, web link option selected

  1. Enter a title in the Name textbox e.g. edX (Edge) Course Content - Introduction.
  2. Paste in the link from Step 3 in the URL textbox.
  3. Enter the required text in the DESCRIPTION textbox.

Click on the edX (Edge) unit link to access the _____________ unit. 

  1. Click on the Submit button.

name textbox selected with edX (Edge) Course Content - Introduction as text, url textbox selected, description textbox selected, submit button selected

  1. Move the link to the top of the folder.

edx edge course content link moved to top of folder to become first item