Having a variety of content including videos and interactive material helps keep users engaged with their courses. uLearn Course Builder supports many different types of content to give you the flexibility you need to best train your workforce.
The content types uLearn Course Builder supports are:
- Annotated Image
Below, you can find a breakdown of each content type.
This is the standard content type on uLearn, allowing you to add text and images. Use the formatting bar to stylise text or to create bulleted or numbered lists.
Videos are great for keeping end users entertained and engaged. Adding videos to uLearn courses is easy, but you will need a Vimeo account (the 'basic' free plan will do). Once you have uploaded a video to Vimeo, simply copy the video id (the number in the last part of the video's URL). You can then simply paste the id into the text box on uLearn once you have selected the 'Vimeo' content type.
Interactive content helps you keep the attention of your users. Cards are a simple - but effective - type of interactive material. When you choose Cards on Course Builder, you can initially type text like on a normal slide, but you can then upload images to for the cards which will be placed below the main text. You can then add text to each card, which will be shown once users have clicked the image to flip the card around.
Annotated Images are a type of interactive content that allow you to point out specific features or things to note. Below is an example of how an Annotated Image is used in the beginner Phishing course to teach end users about the telling signs of a phishing email.
To use an Annotated Image in your custom course, choose the content type in Course Builder and upload the image that you would like to annotate. You can then click 'Change Points' to start adding annotations to the image by clicking on where you would like the annotation to appear. You can then add text to the annotation, or drag it around to a more appropriate place if required.
Generally used as the last slide of a course (though no one says you have to!), checklists require users to check all list items before continuing. They are good for ensuring that users have read all points. You can also add links to let users go back and read slides that they may have missed.
Carousel is a type of interactive content that allows users to go through a series of images. Carousels are good for telling stories in the form of images - you may want to add a comic strip for example.