Add an AWS Educate Link to Your Course

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers free cloud computing resources for teaching and learning. Moodle features an integration with AWS Educate to make accessing these resources easier for students. To add a join link in your Moodle to UP’s AWS Educate institution, follow these steps.

Step 1

Turn editing on by either:

  • Click the gear icon, then choose Turn editing on from the Course administration menu OR
  • Alternatively, just click the Turn editing on button.

Step 2

In the section where you’d like to add content, click “Add Activity/Resource”

demonstrative image see text for instructions

Step 3

For the activity type choose External tool.

Step 4

On the external tool settings page:

  • Give the Activity name a descriptive title, like “Join AWS Educate”
  • In the Preconfigured tool dropdown choose AWS Educate
  • Assuming you do not want the link to show up in your Moodle gradebook as a graded item, expand the Grades settings and change the Grade type to None.
demonstrative screenshot, please see page text for instructions

Next steps

For more information on using AWS Educate at UP please contact atsi@up.edu.