I heard from a few colleagues that they were frustrated that when they put a link in the description field of an assignment it wasn't clickable.  Their frustration led me to do a little digging around and experimenting.  What I found is that the description field will accept basic HTML code.  If you want to insert and image or a link directly into the description box use the two examples below as a guide.  While the idea of typing a line of code may sound daunting, give it a try and you'll discover that the satisfaction you get from seeing the results makes it all worthwhile.

Inserting a link:

In the example below, you would replace the blue text with the link you want to share.  Then replace the black text with the words that will become the link.

<a href="http://www.thegovernorsacademy.org">The Governor's Academy</a>

The results of the code above would be The Governor's Academy.

Inserting a picture from the web:

In the example below  you would replace the link inside the "" with the link to the image you want to use.  Then you would change the "Alt text" the a description of the image.

<img src="http://www.w3schools.com/images/w3schools_green.jpg" alt="W3Schools.com">

The results of the code above would be: