Direct Linking to BCPS Digital Content

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Direct Linking Guidelines for Curriculum Writers and Teachers


1. These instructions are intended for:

  • BCPS curriculum writers providing direct links to specific BCPS digital content assets in Schoology curriculum materials. 

  • BCPS teachers providing direct links to specific BCPS digital content assets for student access in Schoology other digital learning environments.

  • These instructions are strictly for BCPS employees for direct linking to digital content purchased and licensed only for BCPS users.  


2. Special protocols are required for obtaining or creating direct links to specific digital content from some of our media collections and databases. 

  • In some cases, you cannot just copy the URL (Internet address) which appears in the browser address field. These URLs may not provide direct access to the specific content.


3. Use the Direct Linking instructions for each database below to obtain or create a direct link to a specific asset (article, video, eBook, etc.). 
    See also the QUICK REFERENCE GUIDES to Direct Linking & Reading Levels for Digital Content in Grades K-5 and Grades 6-12.

  • Copy the direct link URL.
  • Hyperlink the URL to the Title of Asset - Name of Database. For example:  Book Reports - BrainPop Jr . 
  • Do not display URLs in digital learning environments.


Direct Linking to K-12 Media Repository Assets


Direct Linking to Grades K-5 Database Content

K-5 database icons

Direct Linking to Grades 6-12 Database Content 

Screenshot of Grade 6-12 database icons