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I want to build learning content.
I want to build learning content.
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Written by Asia Ali
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In the Design section, you'll begin to organize your learning material using a three level hierarchy. The default learning design hierarchy is Course > Lesson > Topic. These might go by other labels in your designs, depending on what template was used.

At the Course level, you'll begin by populating your Course Title, Description, and Audience. If you want to know the purpose of any of these fields, hover over the "i" icon to the right of these fields.

Below, you will also see the Requirements section. The purpose of Requirement cards is to give context to your training design, for example what training needs to take place and why. Documenting the requirements keeps it organized and on track, and also helps bring stakeholders up to speed quickly.

You'll then start to build the structure of the course by adding Lessons and Topics. At the Lesson and Topic level, you'll be prompted to add a Title and a Description. You can add one or multiple Topics to each Lesson as the content gets more granular.

At the Lesson and Topic levels, you will be able to start adding in content by using Assets.

There are six types of assets:

  1. Objective - use a learning objective to state specifically what the learner must be able to do by the end of this learning segment.

  2. Editor - here is where you can add text based content that includes integrated images, hyperlinks, code snippets and more!

  3. Attachment - you can add images, videos, PDFs and other file types. For many types of files, a preview is available as well.

  4. Embed - this is a block of HTML code that links to external content, for example YouTube videos. We support embed for over 400 content providers via a partnership with Embedly. We also support content that is supported in an iFrame.

  5. Knowledge Check - these are a great way to allow learners to self-assess whether they have retained the lesson content. Leveraging Multiple Choice, Multiple Response and True or False questions, you can add questions throughout your course to take a quick pulse check and view the correct and incorrect responses.

  6. Assessment - this option is for those looking to score, track and report on whether their learners have retained the course content. With advanced question types such as Fill In The Blank, Classification, Ordering, Matching and Hotspots you can easily align your assessment questions to measure whether your learning objectives have been achieved.

Content can be added to a Lesson or Topic in Cognota by performing the following steps:

  1. Open the Lesson or Topic in which you want to add content.

  2. Select + Assets.

  3. You will be presented with the option to select Objective, Editor, Attachment, Embed, Knowledge Check, or Assessment.

You can also hover between assets and simply add one into the correct order by selecting the β€œ+” icon to the right of the cards.

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