How to turn off auto-linking in Moodle
1. In the upper right corner of the screen for your Moodle paper, click on the Manage Paper tab
2. On the resulting drop-down list, select the Filters menu option
3. On the Activity names auto-linking drop-down list box, select Off – the default setting is currently set as Default (On).
4. Now scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Save changes button. The "auto links" will now be disabled in the current course.