One of the best ways to make your training hit home with your learners is to put a little personalization to it. But you don’t always have to go completely custom to do that. You have the power to personalize existing ej4 content using Thinkzoom’s Course Builder feature.
This tutorial will show you how.
First, make sure you have the privileges to do so. If you don’t have the privilege of creating content you may need to contact your administrator to gain access. For those that can, click Course Builder from the main menu and select the Use Existing Content option on the next screen.
This will take you to the course creation process. Here are the five steps to personalizing content.
Step 1: Name Your Course
Give your content a name and a brief description and then click Next to move onto the step #2.
Step 2: Enable or Disable Course Options
This next step is all about enabling or disabling options.
If you only want this content to be accessible up till a certain date, use the Expiration Date field. If you don’t want your users to be able to skip through this course, check the Disable Scrubber box. To make sure this course is available for publishing when you’re done creating it, check the Published box. Or if you want to enable surveys or make CEUs (continuing education units) available, check off those boxes as well.
Once you’re finished selecting or deselecting options, click Next to move onto the next step.
Step 3: Upload Content
With the course already titled and designated certain options, it’s time to upload the content. Prior to this step, you should have already uploaded your custom content piece and created a course out of it.
(If not, there is an option to import the content from this step. Just click Upload and upload your file and follow the process of editing the content and then clicking Create Course From This Content to finalize it and make it available for this existing content piece.)
You’ll see two blank columns, one for the Videos and one for Documents. Scroll down to the Add Content section and select the Existing Content tab to open up a search field to add content. Use the search bar to find both your course and the existing ej4 course to pair together.
For this example, let’s assume a company wants to personalize an ej4 Selling Skills course, “Turning Features into Benefits,” with their custom piece titled, “Company ABC’s 5 Questions to Ask Prospects.”
First, search for the custom piece.
Then search for and add the ej4 course, “Turning Features into Benefits.” With the videos loaded, you can also use this step to add in pre-built ej4 Student Materials for this course, or if you have custom documents of your own tailored to this course you can add them in here.
Once you’re satisfied, click Next to move onto the next step.
Step 4: Decide Whether to Assign to a Group, Track, or Topic
Now that we have the content added, it’s time to add in Group, Topic or Track.
Since this is a course tailored around sales, let’s tag it to the Sales group and also tag it to the Selling Skills topic. There’s an option to restrict this course to the Group page directly underneath the Groups field. If that’s checked, it will make this course only visible and searchable for members of that Group.
Once you’re satisfied, click Next to move onto the final step.
Step 5: Add Exam and/or Create Course
The final step gives you the option to create your own exam question(s) about this course. If you opt to create one, there’s a how-to article explaining how to create custom exams here.
If you decide not to create an exam, click Create Course to finalize everything.
You’re redirected to your new course where you can review it and when it’s ready to go live, hit the Publish button above the video player.
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