Creating modules and topics
To create a new module or topic, select the parent item from the course outline view, and right-click it. The contextual menu provides options for adding a new module or topic at any level within the course.
Adding SCORM package
To add an externally created SCORM package, right-click on the course node or any module or topic within the course outline, and select the SCORM option from the contextual menu. You can also add a SCORM package to the currently selected module or topic from the toolbar buttons. A dialog box will open which allows the upload of the SCORM package from your machine.
Adding Voiced PowerPoint or animated PowerPoint :
Please refer to the article, adding voiced powerpoint or animated powerpoint.
To create a 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 the New Lesson button from the toolbar. You will be presented with choices of lesson types to select from, and once you select a type, the 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 existing 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 the uploaded PPT/DOC/PDF file.
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, format 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
The CMS provides an option to create templates for online lesson content that can be used when creating an online lesson. The course editor provides a list of existing templates to select from when adding a new lesson.
For additional details, please refer to the article on online lesson content templates.
Embed External Content
You can also embed an iFrame tag from an external system to create a lesson in the editor above. The example below shows how to embed an iFrame. Make sure to open the lesson properties and turn on the External Html option; otherwise, the lesson would get converted to a SWF file instead of the HTML getting displayed.
The picture below shows how the iFrame appears in the lesson when a learner views it:
Adding any Downloadable File
You can also attach any file that learners need to download and view locally. Select the paperclip icon to select and upload the file. This file will be attached to the lesson itself.
Then you can select the uploaded file and insert it into the editor content area. It would insert an icon (attachment icon).
Save the course and preview. You will find the file icon can be clicked to download the file as-is.
Version history is shown for online edited lessons, allowing you to compare the different versions and options to rollback to any of the previous versions.
- Any Existing Audio/Video - this scenario is used when you only have an audio or video file without any PPT/DOC/PDF content. The uploading/recording process is the 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 a server-specific URL as well without uploading any file. Read more about remote media usage here
- YouTube Video - this type of lesson consists of no text, no uploaded video... rather you just specify a URL of the video from YouTube.
Note - Enter the full video URL or short URL of the youtube video, 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.
- Prezi Lessons - you can use any external Prezi presentations as your lesson. You just need to enter the Prezi presentation's URL. Read more about Prezi lessons
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 the cloud button in the toolbar, then add the URL in the dialog box.