Once your course structure is built, you are ready to add learning content and activities.

Add Content and Resources

1. First, go to the Journey page and click the Preview/Edit button if you’re not in Edit mode already. 

To add content to a skill, you need to open it. Click on a skill you want to add content to.

2. The skill is initially empty; you will use the + Add Resource and + Add Quiz buttons to add content. (Ignore the + Add Segment and + Add Outcome buttons for now.) 

Let’s start by adding resources.

Types of Resources

There’s a wide variety of content types you can use as learning resources. These include:

  • Guides – static content such as web-based articles and step-by-step tutorials
  • Lessons/tutorials - interactive tutorials and eLearning modules
  • Videos – videos and animations
  • Discussions - activities focused on discussion threads
  • AI-curated content - resources that use AI-powered curation
  • Quizzes and knowledge checks – formal and informal assessments of conceptual understanding
  • Virtual Labs – cloud-hosted virtual environments that can be used to practice and assess the use of software tools, coding, and other “hard” skills
  • Video Assessments – video activities that use the learner’s webcam and can be used to practice and assess interpersonal skills

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3. Adding content to a resource is a simple process of telling Spaces Learning where the content is located (the URL), and also configuring a handful of settings.

Click the + Add Resource button.

4. Enter the following settings in the Resource Panel:

  1. Enter a Name for the resource
  2. Enter a Description 
  3. Select the resource Type (e.g., Lesson, Video, Guide, Activity, Quiz, etc.)
  4. Enter the Location (URL/Filename) of the resource’s content. This could be content you own on a private server, or publicly available content (e.g., a video on YouTube). If the content is not online yet just leave this field blank for now.
  5. Select the resource Format (e.g., Online Reference, PDF, Video, eLearning, etc.)
  6. Enter the Duration of the resource in minutes
  7. Customize the Points earned for completing the resource (or just leave it at default value)
  8. Select the Completion Logic for the resource (e.g., When Visited, Externally Scored, Proportional to Time on Task, etc.)
  9. Set the Passing Threshold if it’s a scored activity, like a Quiz or a Video Assessment. (Otherwise, ignore this field.)
  10. If the Resources is optional, change Required setting to ‘No’ 

Click Save.

5. The new Resource appears in the Skill.

6. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above for each resource you want to add to the skill. 

NOTE: if the content for a Resource is not yet online, you can upload it to Spaces Learning. Refer to this article for more info.

7. If you need to remove a resource, just click the context menu on the resource card and select the Delete option.

8. To re-position a resource, just click on the grabber icon in the lower right area of the resource card and then drag it to the desired position.

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Variations for Different Resource Types

The steps above describe the process of adding content for a “typical” resource.  This next section describes variations/additions to this process that are necessary for certain types of resources.

Static HTML Page/Pop-up Instructions

If your resource content is static text and graphics, you can add that content directly in the Resource panel. 

  1. Make sure the Location (URL/Filename) field is blank.
  2. Click the Features tab.
  3. Enter your content into the Popup Instructions field. 
  4. Use the expand/minimize arrow to display the rich-text editing menu. This menu provides additional capability for formatting the text, adding images, etc. You can also click the Source button in this menu if you prefer to edit with HTML.

NOTE: for other types of resources, you can use this field to provide extra instructions or context about the resource. This information will display in a pop-up window when the user launches the resource.

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Video Assessment

Video assessment activities are first set up and configured with a plugin called “Bongo,” and then you will connect the Resource to the video activity to make it available in the course. 

Refer to this guide to set up the activity, then configure the Resource settings to connect to it: 

  1. Set the Type to ‘Activity’
  2. Enter the ‘Deep link identifier’ for the video activity in the Location (URL/Filename) field
  3. Set the Format to ‘Collaboration Video’ 
  4. Set the Completion Logic to ‘Externally Scored’
  5. Set the Passing Threshold to the desired percentage

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Virtual Lab

Virtual labs generally require some development assistance from the Spaces Learning team or other developers. Refer to this guide for more information. 

Once the lab environment is created, configure these Resource settings:

  1. Set the Type to ‘Activity’
  2. Enter the URL for the lab guide content (e.g., an HTML or PDF file) in the Location (URL/Filename) field
  3. Set the Format to ‘Virtual Lab’ 

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There are two options for discussion activities: use the Spaces Learning “Group Spaces” capability, or use the platform’s ‘Disqus’ plugin.

Group Spaces option

  • Use the Description field to let learners know the discussion will take place in a Group Space, and that they can click the ‘Play’ button for more guidance.
  • Set the Type field to ‘Guide’
  • Leave the Location (URL/Filename) field blank
  • Click the Features tab and add guidance to the Popup Instructions field, showing learners how to access the Group Space for the discussion.

Disqus option

  • Set the Type field to ‘Discussion’
  • Leave the Location (URL/Filename) field blank
  • Set the Format field to ‘Discussion'

Opening the resource will launch a Discussion forum in the Disqus plugin.

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Embedding a YouTube Video

1. Locate and click the Share option below the video on YouTube. 

2. Click the Embed option.

3. Select and copy the embed code for the video. Paste this code into the URL field for the video resource in Spaces Learning.

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