Learning Track Templates
A Learning Track Template is used to make a blueprint or template of a training program or learning track. After creating and publishing a learning track template, it can be used to assign a learning track to an individual learner or to a class of learners.
A learning track consists of one or more assignments. Each assignment has:
- A name;
- Content: one or more courses and/or activities;
- A start date after which the assignment is accessible for the learner;
- A due date (optional) before which the assignment needs to be finished.
When creating a template of a learning track, you will not use absolute dates (e.g. March 5th), but relative dates (e.g. Day 1). This enables you to start the learning track template at any date, after which the relative dates will be converted to absolute dates.
Creating a template
Within the Content area click on Learning Track Templates in the sidemenu on the left. Then click on Create and write the name of your template. You'll be directed to the following page:
You can now add assignments to the template. Click the Add assignment button to add your first assignment. Give the assignment a name, start day and optionally a due date. You can choose a due date after clicking Enable due date.
You can add content to the assignment by clicking on Select content. An overview of your published content and the content that has been shared with you will pop up. Mark the items that you want to use in the assignment and click Select to add them. You can now add the assignment by clicking Save.
A list of all assignments in the track template is shown on the left hand side. When you click on an assignment, its details will appear on the right. In this window you can make changes to the assignment or remove it.
Don't forget to click Save changes to save your learning track template.
You can change the name of the learning track template by clicking on edit.
Publishing a template
If you're happy with your learning track template you can publish it so it can be assigned to your learners or shared with other accounts. Within the learning track templates overview click the more_vert button and choose Publish.
Viewing the publication history
To view all published versions of a learning track template, as well as any notes on changes that have been made, click the more_vert button and choose View publication history. From this window, you can also open the previously published items in the activity manager.
Sharing a template
A learning track template can be shared with other group accounts. Click on more_vert and on Share and select one of the following two options:
- Share with groups
- Share with learners through link
Share with groups
Click on Share with groups and select which group account you want to share the learning track template with. Click on content_copy to give the other group account permission to make an editable copy of the learning track. Click on Share. The learning track template will appear in the group account's Learning Track Template section.
Share with learners through link
Click on Share with learners through link to create a link that people can use to add the learning track template to their account. When someone clicks on the link, they can login or create their account (if they haven't already done so), after which they can accept the invitation to follow the learning track.
Click on content_copy to copy the link to your clipboard, or copy the QR-code.
If you suspect the link is being abused, you can change the link with Change link or disable it with Disable link.
Copying a template
Within the learning track templates overview, click the more_vert button and choose Make copy.
Renaming a template
To rename a learning track template, when editing the assignments, click on the last breadcrumb and choose Rename. The learning track template name can then be changed in the dialog window.
Removing a template
You can remove a template by clicking the more_vert button and choosing Remove.
A learning track template can only be removed if it's not published yet.