Based on a pre-existing template, you can use your own naming convention and create as many different content types as you'd like. Content templates simply control your content naming convention and offer a way for you to track content items by content type in reporting.
The current templates offered include course, article, video, in-person event, virtual events (webinars), SCORM, and xAPI:
An interactive course built with one or more different page types. Learner view includes a section-lesson-page structure, navigation between pages, and a menu with multiple features and utilities.
A standalone article page intended for short-form content. Learner view includes a static scrollable text page with multiple settings available.
A standalone video page. Learner view includes a static, scrollable video and text page with multiple settings available.
In-Person Event (ILT) Template:
This template can be used to display information about an in-person event, track attendance, and provide pre- and post-learning.
Webinar (VILT) Template:
An integration with selected webinar providers to seamlessly create a webinar and connect through your learning site. Option to offer pre- and post-learning.
A single SCORM file. Learner view is the optimal user experience for SCORM, directly launching the SCORM file in a new window without requiring the learner to enter the standard course learner view.
A single xAPI file. Similar to the SCORM template, the xAPI template allows you to deliver standalone xAPI content without requiring the learner to enter the standard course learner view.
xAPI functionality is behind a feature flag.
Reach out to Thought Industries Tech Success & Support for assistance to enable this feature in your instance.
Where do I find this?
Settings > Content > Content Types
How do I do this?
- From your homepage, select Settings.
- From the left menu, select Content and then Content Types.
- Click New Content Type.
- Complete the fields on this page:
- Name (e.g. Blog Post, Live Event)
- Select Template
- Choose the Image Aspect Ratio (most sites use the default 16:9 aspect ratio, but if you have content images that are skinny and tall like book covers, you can choose the 8:5 aspect ratio)
- Click Save.
- Once you’ve created a new content type, proceed to the Content area where you can click Add Content to create a new item using your new content type. You will then be presented with the editing and settings options for that content.
- The outline and settings will be aligned with the template your new content type is based on.
What else do I need to know?
- The default course content type is not editable or deletable.
- Other content types can be edited and deleted only if they have not been used yet. If you have created content with the content type, you will have to delete the content in order to edit or delete the content type.
- If you have created multiple content types using the same template, you will be able to change content types after creating a piece of content. For example, if you create a new content type, "newsletter", which uses the article template, you can change any piece of content using the article template to the newly created "newsletter" type.
What does this look like?
Admin View (Create a New Content Type):
Admin View (Built In Content Types):
When your instance is created, it comes with a few curated content types. You can remove these as long as no content is currently built using the template. If count = 0, you will see a trash icon next to the content type.
Admin View (Use Your New Content Type):