In Fall 2018, we will be releasing a new generator for obtaining links and embed codes, the Link Constructor. The Link Constructor will be located on the Instructor Tab of your admin dashboard.
The Link Constructor will replace the Deep Links and Embed Codes tabs on your admin dashboard, where your links and embeds are currently posted for you. We are making the switch because those tabs are manually updated, requiring the support team to update the links by hand whenever there is a change. With the release of the Link Constructor, all links and embeds will be auto-generated, making it easy for you to add your proxy when needed and making it easy for us to ensure that you always have the up-to-date and correct links for your account.
The Link Constructor will be added to your admin account at the beginning of the Fall Content Update opt-out period. During this time, you have the opportunity to preview upcoming changes to your account before we make the a few weeks later. Please take a moment to take a look at the Link Constructor in your admin account and let us know if you have any questions. At the end of the opt-out period, we will take down the existing Deep Links and Embed Codes tabs on your account. You will be able to obtain the new links and embeds for the new content using the Link Constructor.
To use the Link Constructor, simply select the radio button for Links or Embed codes at the top of the page, and the generator will display the option you selected. If you have a proxy prefix, you can easily paste it into the appropriate field and the generator will automatically insert it onto your links - no need to contact support to add the prefix. Then, just copy the link or embed code you want and paste it into your LibGuide, website, online classroom, etc.
Keep an eye on this page for screenshots and instructions on how to use the Link Constructor. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.