Click the Click here to add content link to add a synopsis or overview of the content contained within a Lesson. As shown in the following illustration, the eLeaP Content Editor is displayed, allowing you to create this content. You can also toggle the [Is the lesson active?] option to activate or deactivate te lesson within the system. You can also activate/deactivate lessons in the lessons.
You are now in the heart and brain of the eLeaP™ Course Content Management System. Some of you will recognize a familiar Microsoft Word or other CMS menu items layout. Insert your text or content anywhere in your Content Creation space. For example, to paste content you have already created in Microsoft Word, click the icon. Remember, you can format your layout to your exact specifications.
The illustration below shows the available functions on the Editor’s Tool Bar:
Complex Course e-Learning Objects:
In today’s e-learning and training environment, using multimedia-rich presentations can greatly enhance your trainees’ learning experiences. eLeaP™ supports various multimedia formats including Video, Audio, Flash, HTML, PDF, Microsoft objects, SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004.
To add Graphics or Pictures
To add graphics or pictures to your learning content object, click .The Insert/edit image dialog, illustrated below, is displayed.
Browse your computer to locate the relevant picture or graphic, click [OPEN] to upload the graphic.
Next, set your alignment if needed, add a border if necessary or even define your resolution, and horizontal or vertical spaces, if needed. Then click Upload File to insert your graphic. As shown in the following illustration, the image is inserted within the editor.
To add Video to your Course:
While in the Content Creator window, click the [Video Media] button ( to add Video to your course. You would need to have pre-created your video in one of the following formats: .mpg, .mpeg, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mp4, .m4v, .flv. The Media file dialog, illustrated below, is displayed.Browse your computer to locate the relevant picture or graphic, click to populate the Media file field, and then click Upload File.
Progress of the upload is displayed as the process begins.
Once the Upload Process completes, you will see the option to [Insert] your new video into the lesson.
From time to time, when you click [Insert], you might get our ‘video processing’ notice.
No need to worry. The system simply needs a few seconds to process your video and have it ready for streaming live. Refresh your page to see your uploaded video.
As shown in the following illustration, the video file is added to the Content Editor.
Note: You can easily import FLV videos into eLeaP using the video upload icon. Got YouTube videos you want to add to your course? Use the HTML tool to paste your embedded html code but make sure your embed code uses https: for example:
Note: Do you want to use PowerPoint files in your course? Check out tools for converting PowerPoint to Flash format or even SCORM and then importing your file into eLeaP. Some Converters we have checked out include Articulate Storyline and Articulate Presenter, Camtasia, and Adobe Captivate. See the eLeaP Support website for more information. There are numerous benefits from converting your PowerPoint files to SCORM formats for web based training. Check our eLeaP™ Knowledgebase in our Support Center to learn more or email [email protected] .
Once you have added all the media files that you will need, use of as many of the editor’s other functions, as necessary, to add additional content, and then click to save this content to the Lesson.
As shown in a simple example in the illustration below, the content is added within the Content portion of the View Lesson screen. You can now also click the edit lesson link to modify this content at any time, or click the print link to print the screen. Additionally, you can click the add quiz question link to add a quiz question to the Lesson.
Clicking the add quiz question link displays any quiz questions that you have already added to the system, which you can then use as part of the Lesson. Please refer to Quiz section of the document for details on creating Quizzes and Quiz Questions.
Uploading & Embedding Files
Clicking the [CHOOSE FILES] link expands the screen, as shown in the illustration below so that you can navigate to the location on your computer where the existing content that you want to add to a Lesson is stored.
A Choose File dialog, as shown in the illustration below, is displayed. Simply navigate to the location on your computer where the file is stored, select it, and then click [OPEN] .
The file you’ve selected now populates the File to Upload field. Click [Open] to upload the file to the system. You can toggle the embed option to have your file available to be viewed via the learner’s web browser.
If you chose to embed your file, you will see a temporary processing message.
Simply give the system a few seconds to process your file. You can refresh your browser to see when the file has been processed.
Your uploaded and embedded file will look something like this:
Editing a Lesson
Selecting the edit title link for a Lesson allows you to modify its existing Title. When you have changed the title, click [SAVE LESSON] , as shown in the following illustration.
Deleting a Lesson
You can delete a Lesson by clicking its DELETE link. As shown in the following illustration, the system displays a warning message before proceeding with the deletion. Simply click [OK] to proceed with the deletion or click [CANCEL] to cancel the deletion process.
You can reorder the order of your lessons by using the drag and drop feature. To re-order a lesson, simply left click on the lesson and drag it to the appropriate location.
Editing Course Details
Clicking the [COURSE DEFINITION] tab on the Manage course screen allows you to modify the content currently in place for that Course using the Edit Course Details screen, illustrated below. Simply make any changes necessary on this screen and then click [SAVE] to save those changes to the system.