Adding a link to a unit using the Link assignment type gives your students quick access to a webpage outside of LaunchPad. If you need to provide a text description with your link, consider using the HTML Page assignment type. If the link is part of an assignment with a grade, you can use Offline Assignment.
From your home page, open the unit to which you want to add a link and click Add to this Unit.
Under the “Basic Info” tab you are brought to, choose a title and paste the URL (in this case, http://www.scientificamerican.com/) into the box labeled “URL.” When you are done, click “Save.”
Go to the “Assignment” tab. Choose a due date, point value, category, calculation type, etc. When you are done, click “Assign.”
When you are finished making any changes to the assignment you want, click “Done Editing” at the top of the page. You will be brought to the link you added (in this case, Scientific American).