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What is the Resources feature and how can I use it?
What is the Resources feature and how can I use it?

Topics and articles can have Resources for explorers to access at any time within the knowledge.

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Written by Kathleen McGahey
Updated over a week ago

Overview

Each topic and article can have a Resources tab, which can contain a list of important resources such as files or links for explorers to access.

Explorers can access their Resources by navigating to the top right-hand side of their screen, next to their Journal, at any time within their topic or article:

How do creators add Resources?

Creators can add Resources to their topic or article by navigating to the “Settings” panel within creator mode, and “Manage resources”.

Mark the checkbox “Enable Resources for explorers” and click on “Add new Resource”.

Here, there are several columns:

  • Type. Choose whether your resource is a file or a link.

  • Resource. Add your file or URL.

  • Label. Add a label. If a label is provided, the label will be displayed to learners as a hyperlink to the file or link. If no label is provided, the full filename or URL will be shown instead.

  • Manage. You can use the arrows to move the resources up or down to control the order in which they are displayed. You can also delete resources via the trash can icon.


Note: For already published topics or articles, you must publish an update after enabling the Resources feature to activate it for explorers.

You can also disable the Resources feature to hide it from explorers (while still retaining the contents).

If using the assessment feature (topics only), the Resources will be automatically hidden during the assessment.

What is the difference between the Resources and Glossary?

Whilst the Glossary feature allows you to store terms and definitions, the Resources feature allows you to store important resources such as files (like images or documents) and links (such as a website URL).

If enabled, both the Glossary and Resources can be accessed by explorers at any time within a topic or article.

Managing resources shared by multiple topics

Tribal Habits does not have a media manager to allow the re-use of media across topics at this point in time.

If you're using resources across multiple topics and there are likely to be frequent changes to any of those resources, we recommend storing them in a cloud-based location (like Dropbox or OneDrive).

Then, instead of adding the resources to the Resources area of your topics as files, add them as links.

You can then update the files in your cloud-based location (without changing the related URL/s) at any time, without the need to make any updates to the resources within any of the topics linking to them.

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