Adding learning resources is a simple process. It’s basically a matter of telling TILE where the resources are located (the URL) and also configuring a handful of settings. Watch this video for a quick example of how to add an online resource in TILE Composer. You can also follow the Step-by-Step instructions below.
1. Locate and open your Curation Design spreadsheet (or other document with your resource information).
- Option 1: Edit Existing Resource. Select the context menu for the resource you want to update and then select Edit. (You will change its settings to match your own resource.)
- Option 2: Add New Resource. Select the Add Resource button.
NOTE: If you're not using a source document, just enter the values directly.
- Resource Name. Type the name of the resource.
- Position. Enter the position (order) of the resource in the lesson. (This is easy to change later if you don't know yet.)
- Description. Enter a brief description of the resource. This description will be visible to learners.
- Type. Select the resource Type (e.g., Video, Guide, Activity, Quiz, etc.)
- Location (URL/Filename). Enter the location (URL/Link) of the resource. If the resource is not online yet, just leave this field blank for now.
- Format. Select the Format of the resource (e.g., Online Reference, PDF, Video, Virtual Lab, etc.)
- Duration. Enter the duration of the resource in minutes.
- Points. If you want to vary the amount of points based on resource type, duration, etc. you can change that here. Otherwise, just leave it at the default value.
- Completion Logic. Select the method for completion of the resource (e.g., When Visited, Externally Scored, etc.)
- Passing Threshold. If applicable, set the passing threshold for the resource. (NOTE: This only applies to scored resources like Quizzes and Activities.)
- Required. If the resource is optional, change this setting to 'No.'
TIP: Refer to the Advanced Resource Settings guide for more detailed help with resource settings.
- Display Type. Set the Display Type to “Popup” if the resource is not owned by you or your organization (e.g., a YouTube video). If the resource content is your own, leave this setting as “iFrame.”
- Available After Day. If you don't want the resource to be available to learners right away, you can set a delay (in days) in this field. This will "lock" the resource for the specified period of time.
- Lab Guide Location. This field allows you to attach a guide to a resource. (Ignore this field for now.)
- Popup Instructions. Enter additional Instructions if desired. This content will display to the learner in a pop-up window when they launch the resource. (NOTE: You can use the rich text editor to apply advanced formatting to the instruction content, add links, insert images, etc.)
- Save. Select Save when you are ready.
TIP: Refer to Upload Offline Resources for guidance on uploading resources to the TILE environment.