Content Components

A Content Component is used to render text (in HTML) and/or videos or slides that are hosted outside of Learndot, by using embedded code. It can also have Resources added to it, which can be Digital, Link, or Virtual Machine.

Overview

Content Components can either be bundled with Courses or be purchased individually. 

Creating Content Components

Content Components are created through the Admin Dashboard by a Staff member, in two steps: Create component information and Add content (text and/or external videos) to the component.

Step 1: Create Component Information

  • Log into Learndot as an Administrator
  • Navigate to Catalog > Learning Components > Content
  • Click on the New button 

  • Fill up the form:


Take Note:

Mandatory fields are Name, Primary Category, and Price

Duration and Visibility if not filled up, the system will fill it up by default (1 minute and visible to everyone).

  • The Duration field is estimative of how long the learner will take to finish the component. It will appear on the component tile on the Learner Dashboard, on the top right corner. 

Step 2: Add Content

A - Adding the information (text/images) you want to share directly into the Content field by using HTML code, or, you can click on the "S" to enable the HTML editor, so you can add text and images directly:

B - Adding an embedded code from your external provider (Wistia, Youtube, Google Drive, etc):

  • You can also mix and match, having videos and texts together, by adding text and embedded codes.
  • Click on Save to create the component.

Digital Resources

You can also add Resources that will then appear for enrollments into the component. They should be added to the component using the new 'Resource' Action:

  • Click New under Resources section, or, click Resources on the right panel under Others:

For more Information on resources follow the instructions in this link

Pro Tip

Before creating a Content Component, new Resources (Digital, Link or Virtual Machine Resources) have to be created within Learndot first.

Marked Completed By

The administrator can configure who can mark a content component as complete, and under which conditions. This setting will apply once a learner has enrolled into the Content Component and starts viewing it. 


TermDefinition
Learner can mark complete

Learner sees the "Complete" call to action at all times, and can mark themselves complete at any time.

The administrator can continue to mark the learner complete at any time.

Learner cannot mark complete; only an administrator can

Learner never sees the "Complete" call to action at any time, and can never mark themselves complete.

Only the administrator can mark the learner as complete at any time.

Learner cannot mark complete; needs to view all resources

Learner only sees the "Complete" call to action after they have viewed all resources* associated to the Content Component; after that point, LD will mark them "Complete" automatically.

The administrator can continue to mark the learner complete at any time.

This option only applies to Digital Resources, and not to Link Resources or Virtual Machines.

Configure Content Notifications

Learndot offers Survey and Expiry notifications, which the administrator can configure. These notifications will be triggered based on it's configuration. Click here to learn more about Content Notifications.

Viewing Content Components

Once a Content Component is purchased either individually or as part of a bundled Course, it can be accessed in the contacts account under 'My Learning'.

Resources can be viewed and downloaded here. The component can also be Marked Complete by the enrolled contact.

Component Statuses

These statues available on an Content Component. They are described in the following table.

Status
Description
Show on Website
ActiveThe default status, active courses are promoted on the website.Yes (tick)
Active PartIndicates this component is used as part of a bundle.Yes (tick) Only appears on bundled courses website view. Can also be accessed via direct link.
DisabledThe component is not currently available for purchase.No (error) 

Content Component Actions

The following table provides an overview of the Actions available on Content Components.

ActionCategoryDescription
ResourceContent

This creates a Resource link for contacts enrolled into the Content Component. The contact will then be able to view or download the resource as supplementary learning material when viewing the Component.

The Access level can be set to either:

  • Shared by all enrollments
  • Unique Copy for each enrollment
EnrollmentEnrollThis allows you to enroll a single contact into the Component. The contact will then be able to access the content component in My Learning Plan.


For more information on creating Resource link for contacts enrolled into the content component, Follow the link 

Enrollment 

To enroll a contact into a content component, proceed with the following steps:

  • Log into Learndot as an Administrator
  • Navigate to Catalog > Learning Components > Content
  • Press on view icon of the content of your choice
  • Click Enrollment under Others on the right navigation panel
    Or, scroll down to Enrollment section and click New button

  • Fill up the form 

  • Click Save


Terminology - What are the differences between Content Components and Resources?

TypeDescription
Content ComponentA component consisting of resources that should be examined or completed when completing a course. Multiple resources can be linked to a Content Component.
Resource

A Resource is content which can be added to a Component. A resource can also be added to any component as supplementary content. There are three types of Resources:

  • Digital Resources - Consists of any content (such as .docx, .pdf, .exe) which is downloadable by a contact.
  • Link Resources - Consists of a link to an URL that the contact should browse to.
  • Virtual Machine Resources - A virtual machine created from Skytap to provide a learning environment for students



Pro Tip

View How To Create A Multi Module Course for a step by step complete guide to create a full-fledged multi module Course using all Learning Components and Resources types in Learndot Enterprise



Resources

A resource can also be added to any Learning Component or Course as supplementary content. There are three types of Resources: