What content elements can be used to capture knowledge?
Our content editor currently has the following elements. Many elements contain various templates or layouts, leading to over 40 different types of content!
Note that some elements require a Creator subscription as indicated below.
- Section – a designated break within the content allowing a large heading and triggering certain automatic formatting and interactions. Section elements control the 'Next up' buttons in a topic.
- Text – a text field for paragraphs of rich text. Formatting options include bold, underline, italic, bullet lists, numbered lists and links. Great for traditional text paragraphs, bullet points and lists.
- Columns – a two-column text field for paragraphs of rich text. Formatting options include bold, underline, italic, bullet lists, numbered lists and links. Great for comparisons, options, side-by-side analysis, scenarios.
- Quote – create a quote, saying or key piece or knowledge, with optional author's name and image, and then select from five different layouts.
- Insight – a unique ‘quote/call-out’ field, allowing key points to be highlighted and labelled. All users can create insights, allowing anyone to add new contributions to a topic. Insights are ranked and moderated by all users, allowing the best insights to ‘rise to the top’. Requires a Creator subscription.
- Interact – create up to 10 items of content (text plus images) and select from a variety of different interactive layouts including tabs, buttons, flipcards, lists and accordions. Requires a Creator subscription.
- Hotspot – a labelled image, allowing you to link text to specific markers or buttons which you can locate anywhere on the image. Great for explaining screenshots or breaking up paragraphs of text. Requires a Creator subscription.
- Image – upload an image in common formats. Images are automatically scaled to fit and there are a variety of caption options available.
- Video – upload a video in common formats. Videos are automatically processed for playback in an appropriate size, quality and format. Requires a Creator subscription.
- Narration – create a fully narrated slideshow just by using text to create slides and write scripts for each slide to automatic voiceover (optionally add images or record or upload audio). A great way to rapidly create a 'video-like' experience, or prototype a future video you will record later. Requires a Creator subscription.
- Audio – upload an audio file (like a podcast) or directly record your own voice for playback by explorers. Requires a Creator subscription.
- Download - a file which can be downloaded by explorers. Useful for templates or example files.
- Embed - paste in an external URL or link to embed content directly into your topic (like YouTube videos or GoogleMaps).
- Poll – a survey field, allowing for a question and 1-10 responses. Can be used for reflection or comparison purposes, but also for scenarios. Poll answers can be copied to journals automatically.
- Q&A - ask an open answer question to explorers, optionally capture their answer into their journal, and then reveal a response. A great way to get explorers thinking and contributing about a topic, or to automate their answers into their journal for later use. Requires a Creator subscription.
- Reflect - set up to six open questions to prompt explorers to give an answer. Explorers are asked one of the Reflect questions at random (if you only set one question, then it will just ask that question). After answering, explorers see the questions and answers from the ten most recent explorers to complete the Reflect element (to encourage social learning). Requires a Creator subscription.
- Quiz - a graded poll, allowing for a question and 2-10 answers. There must be at least one correct answer. Quizzes can also be created for an Assessment module (if enabled in the topic).
- Match - a graded 'matching' quiz which requires explorers to drag and drop two columns of items into the correct set of matches. Matches can also be created for an Assessment (if enabled in the topic). Requires a Creator subscription.
- Upload - ask the explorer to upload a file for storage or review online. Could be to collect documents during induction, or files (videos, images, documents) for assessment.
How can content elements be used?
We use a 'building block' approach allowing creators to...
- Insert new elements anywhere. Before, between or after existing elements.
- Delete any existing element. Other elements will simply move around it.
- Clone existing elements. A duplicate of any element will appear below the existing element.
- Copy existing elements to another point. A duplicate of the element can be copied into any other point in your topic (allowing you to move elements between points).
- Move existing elements. You can move elements up or down the order within that point.