In your Accreditation module, you have the ability to link source documentation into your narrative field. This may take the form of hyperlinked text within a paragraph, or within a table/grid (e.g., a multi-year assessment report). Please see below for instructions on linking sources and example formatting.
- In edit mode of your requirement, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Requirement, Document Directory, URL, or Planning Sources, shown in table formats.
- To add Requirement Sources, click "Upload File" in the Requirement Sources box.
- To add Document Directory Sources, see Referencing Document Directory Sources with Page Numbers
- To add URL Sources click "+ Add New Source" and provide the name of the URL and the external web link.
- To add Planning Sources, see Linking Planning Sources into a Standard
- Once your sources are loaded into the appropriate areas, return to your Narrative text box.
- Within your text, you can create links to the sources listed below for easy reading.
- First, you can either highlight text or place your cursor at the end of a sentence.
- Using the "Custom Links" drop-down menu located in your formatting tool bar, choose the source you would like to reference from the list.
Note: If you place your cursor at the end of a sentence, the link will appear with the name of the document and page number (if there is a page referenced). If you had highlighted text and attached the link, the document will open by clicking on the text you selected.
- Be sure to save the requirement when you are finished working.
Linked Source Examples
- Hyperlinked sources within a paragraph
Below are examples of Document Directory sources linked to words/phrases or source numbers:
- Hyperlinked sources within a table
Below is an example of the recommended format for linking source material in tables, such as several years of assessment reports:
See the attached table builder guide for step-by-step instructions on how to create a table within the Narrative.
Avoid links within links (or linking secondary source material within a primary source). This is especially important if your campus will be sharing your report with external reviewers who do not have access to your online, password protected site.