Course Editor - Editing Content

Creating modules and topics

To create a new module or topic, select the parent item from the course outline view, and right click. The context menu provides options for adding new module or topic at any level in the course. 

Adding scorm package

To add an externally created scorm package, right click on course or any module or topic in the course outline, and select the scorm option from the context menu. You can also add scorm package in currently selected module or topic from the toolbar buttons. A dialog box will open which allows upload of scorm package from your machine. 

Adding Voiced powerpoint or animated powerpoint :

Please refer to article adding voiced powerpoint or animated powerpoint.

Creating Lessons

To create lesson, right click on any module or topic, and select New Lesson from the context menu. Alternatively, you can also select a module or topic where you like to create the lesson, and click on New Lesson button from the toolbar. You will be presented with 4 choices of lesson types to select from, and once you select a type, next steps will allow you to add the lesson content. 

  • Lessons from Existing Files - this type of lesson consists of one or more files, which you can upload. You can re-sequence the files using the Files tab in the content region. You can add a video/audio for the lesson (only 1 video/audio file per lesson) by going to the Video tab in the content region, and uploading any exising video file (FLV, MP4, MOV, WMV or MP3) or directly recording the video using any attached camera on your machine (you can change the recording quality from the camera drop down options to select larger window size). If you attach a video/audio, it would be shown in the small region in the course player. The main content region will be used to display the content of uploaded PPT/DOC/PDF file.

 


File Only

File with Video

File with Audio

 

  • Online edited lessons - this type of lesson is edited directly inside the course editor using an online rich text editor. You can add images in the content, perform formatting of the text and insert external links. Just like the previous lesson type, you can add a video for the lesson. Note - Adding links to other lessons in the content is not supported

 

Embed External Content

You can also embed iFrame tag from external system to create a lesson in the editor above. Example below shows, how to embed iFrame. Make sure to open the lesson properties and turn on External Html option, otherwise lesson would get converted to SWF instead of the HTML getting displayed.

Picture below shows, how iFrame appears in the lesson when a learner view it:

Adding any downloadable file

You can also attach any file that learners need to download and view locally. Use the paperclip icon to select and upload the file. This file will be attached with the lesson itself.

Then you can select the uploaded file and insert into the editor content area. It would insert an icon (attachment icon).

Save the course and preview. You will find the file icon that can be clicked to download the file as-is.

  • Any Existing Audio/Video - this scenraio is used when you only have Audio or Video file without any PPT/DOC/PDF content. Uploading/recording process is same as the previous type explained above, but the video/audio would appear in the main content region. If you have your video/audio file stored on external media servers (like amazon cloudfront), you can specify server specific url as well without uploading any file. Read more about remote media usage here

Video Only

Audio Only

 

  • YouTube Video - this type of lesson consists of no text, no uploaded video... rather you just specify a URL of the video from You Tube. 

Note - Enter the full video url or short url of you tube, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEKjR8W2ZPo or http://youtu.be/UEKjR8W2ZPo

  • Vimeo Video - this type of lesson consists of no text, no uploaded video... rather you just specify a URL of the video from Vimeo.

Import Lesson/SCORM content from any Cloud Url (Http/Https url)

To import files from any cloud url, select a module or topic where you want to import the content, and click on cloud button in the tolbar, then add the URL in the dialog box.

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