Learndot Component Resources

Resources are added materials that are supplementary to existing learning components. Resources can be documents (including .doc and .pdf files) , executable files (like .exe) which the Learner can download, a link to a URL which the Learner can browse to, or a Virtual Machine Resource that the Learner can launch.

Overview

Resources are a great way to provide extra content to augment your primary training material. Resources are typically added to a Learning Component (like a Course, Assessment, Content or eLearning) or an Event (like a Public class or an Engagement). The Learndot Administrator can select the timing of the access of these resources, too. 

Types of Resources

First, you must understand what type of Resources do you want to provide. Since Resources can be delivered using various channels, Learndot has categorized Resources into three main types, namely:

Link Resources

Link Resources are typically those that consist of a URL link to a page that the Learner should peruse. To learn more about Link Resources and how to create them, check out this page.  

Digital Resources

Digital Resources are typically those that consist of Digital files such as documents, audio, videos and other downloadable content. To learn more about Digital Resources and how to create them, check out this page

Virtual Machine Resources

Virtual Machine (VM) Resources are typically used to complete Lab exercises in a virtual environment. They consist of virtual machines which are set up using Skytap and should be used to complete any Lab related exercises. To find out more about VM Resources and how to create them, check out this page


Adding Resources to Learning Components

Now that you know what sort of Resources to augment your training, the following steps explain how to add those Resources to the Learning Component of your choice.

Make sure that you have Administrative privileges to perform the steps below. 


Course Component

To add a Resource to a Course, Login as an Administrator and:

  • Go to Catalog > Courses > Select any course
  • Click on Resources button to add a new Resource

  • Enter all required information and hit Save 


FieldDescription
ContentSelect the Resource that you want to add to the Course (this can be a Link, Digital or Virtual Machine (VM) Resource)
Start Date

Select when the Resource should be made available to the Learner:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants from 'X' number of days before or after enrollment
  2. Resources are available to participants starting YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants immediately after they enroll into the course
End Date

Select when the Resources should no longer be available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants until 'X' number of days before or after enrollment
  2. Resources are available to participants until YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants forever
Access

Select how the Resource is accessed:

  1. Shared by all enrollments
  2. Unique copy for each enrollment
  3. Shared by enrollments of the same student


Assessment Component

To add a Resource to an Assessment, Login as an Administrator and:

  • Go to Catalog > Learning Component > Assessment > Select any Assessment
  • Click on Resources button to add a new Resource

  • Enter all required information and hit Save


FieldDescription
ContentSelect the Resource that you want to add to the Assessment (this can be a Link, Digital or Virtual Machine (VM) Resource)
Start Date

Select when the Resource should be made available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants from 'X' number of days before or after enrollment
  2. Resources are available to participants starting YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants immediately after they enroll into the Assessment
End Date

Select when the Resources should no longer be available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants until 'X' number of days before or after enrollment
  2. Resources are available to participants until YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants forever
Access

Select how the Resource is accessed:

  1. Shared by all enrollments
  2. Unique copy for each enrollment
  3. Shared by enrollments of the same student

eLearning component

To add a Resource to an eLearning, Login as an Administrator and:

  • Go to Catalog > Learning Component > eLearning > Select any eLearning
  • Click on Resources button to add a new Resource

  • Enter all required information and hit Save


FieldDescription
ContentSelect the Resource that you want to add to the eLearning (this can be a Link, Digital or Virtual Machine (VM) Resource).
Start Date

Select when the Resource should be made available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants from 'X' number of days before or after enrollment
  2. Resources are available to participants starting YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants immediately after they enroll into the eLearning
End Date

Select when the Resources should no longer be available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants until 'X' number of days before or after enrollment
  2. Resources are available to participants until YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants forever
Access

Select how the Resource is accessed:

  1. Shared by all enrollments
  2. Unique copy for each enrollment
  3. Shared by enrollments of the same student

Content Component

To add a Resource to a Content, Login as an Administrator and:

  • Go to Catalog > Learning Component > Content > Select any Content 
  • Click on Resources button to add a new Resource

  • Enter all required information and hit Save


FieldDescription
ContentSelect the Resource that you want to add (this can be a Link, Digital or Virtual Machine (VM) Resource)
Start Date

Select when the Resource should be made available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants from 'X' number of days before or after enrollment
  2. Resources are available to participants starting YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants immediately after they enroll into the content component
End Date

Select when the Resources should no longer be available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants until 'X' number of days before or after enrollment
  2. Resources are available to participants until YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants forever
Access

Select how the Resource is accessed:

  1. Shared by all enrollments
  2. Unique copy for each enrollment
  3. Shared by enrollments of the same student

Instructor Led Training (ILT)

To add a Resource to an Instructor Led Training, Login as an Administrator and:

  • Go to Catalog > Learning Component > Instructor Led Training (ILT) > Select any ILT 
  • Click on Resources button to add a new Resource

  • Enter all required information and hit Save


FieldDescription
ContentSelect the Resource that you want to add to the ILT (this can be a Link, Digital or Virtual Machine (VM) Resource)
Start Date

Select when the Resource should be made available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants from 'X' number of days before or after the start date of the selected event
  2. Resources are available to participants starting YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants immediately after the start date of the first available event of this ILT
  4. Resources are available to participants immediately after they enroll into the ILT
End Date

Select when the Resources should no longer be available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants until 'X' number of days before or after the start date of the selected event
  2. Resources are available to participants until YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants forever
Access

Select how the Resource is accessed:

  1. Shared by all enrollments
  2. Unique copy for each enrollment
  3. Shared by enrollments of the same student

Engagement

To add a Resource to an Engagement, Login as an Administrator and:

  • Go to Events > Engagements > Select any Engagement 
  • Click on Resources button to add a new Resource

  • Enter all required information and hit Save


FieldDescription
ContentSelect the Resource that you want to add to the Engagement (this can be a Link, Digital or Virtual Machine (VM) Resource)
Start Date

Select when the Resource should be made available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants from 'X' number of days before or after the start date of the engagement
  2. Resources are available to participants starting YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants immediately after the start date of the engagement
  4. Resources are available to participants immediately after they enroll into the engagement
End Date

Select when the Resources should no longer be available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants until 'X' number of days before or after the start date of the engagement
  2. Resources are available to participants until YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants forever
Access

Select how the Resource is accessed:

  1. Shared by all enrollments
  2. Unique copy for each enrollment
  3. Shared by enrollments of the same student

Public Class

To add a Resource to a Public Class, Login as an Administrator and:

  • Go to Events > Public class > Select any Public class 
  • Click on Resources button to add a new Resource

  • Enter all required information and hit Save


FieldDescription
ContentSelect the Resource that you want to add to the Public class (this can be a Link, Digital or Virtual Machine (VM) Resource)
Start Date

Select when the Resource should be made available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants from 'X' number of days before or after the start date of the public event
  2. Resources are available to participants starting YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants immediately after the start date of the public event
  4. Resources are available to participants immediately after they enroll into the public event
End Date

Select when the Resources should no longer be available:

  1. Resources are made available to the participants until 'X' number of days before or after the start date of the class
  2. Resources are available to participants until YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Resources are available to participants forever
Access

Select how the Resource is accessed:

  1. Shared by all enrollments
  2. Unique copy for each enrolment
  3. Shared by enrollments of the same student