UCS Tip – Adding Hyperlinks to E-mail Messages

In this tip for using the University Collaboration Suite (UCS), we will show you how to insert hyperlinks into an e-mail message. When typing a web or e-mail address, UCS will automatically format it to make it clickable. However, if you want to link text or images, this tip is for you.

  1. In UCS, click on the Mail tab.
  2. Click on the New Message button, which will open a Compose window where you can construct your new e-mail message.
  3. Click on the Options pull-down menu in the Compose window and make sure that Format As HTML is selected.
  4. Enter the text in your e-mail message as you normally would. (ex: “On the AIS website, I found…”)
  5. Mouse over to select the text you want to convert into a hyperlink. (ex: “On the AIS website, I found…”)
  6. Next, click on the Insert/Edit Link button in the toolbar. (Note: the icon is a chainlink  UCS Insert/Edit Link Icon )
    You should see a screen similar to this:
    UCS Insert/Edit Link Screen
  7. Enter the complete URL to the website, including the “http://” or “https://” portion of the URL, into the URL field. To construct a link for an e-mail address, use the format “mailto:xyz123@psu.edu”.
  8. In the Text to display field, the text that you highlighted should already be there. You can change it here if you would like.
  9. In the Target dropdown menu, select the New window option.
  10. Click on the Ok button to save your changes and return to the Compose window.

We hope this is helpful! Stay tuned for our next tip on using UCS.