What are some examples and advantages of Sharing Learning Objects?

Sharing Learning Objects (LOs) saves time and reduces development costs when developing content for multiple learning audiences.

In some tools you can copy pages from one project to another, for example copy/pasting slides from one PowerPoint file to another. But when you need to update information then you need to update the same information separately in every slide deck that has the same content in it.

In Claro, sharing at the Learning Object level synchronizes updates to content across all courses instantly – no need to carry out repeated changes, and no risk that you might have overlooked or forgotten some of the places where content was reused.

Following are some best practices and examples of effective Sharing.

Best Practices When Sharing Learning Objects

  • Keep your Learning Objects concise and self-contained. Content, supporting media, interactivity, review exercise(s), and test question(s) support a single learning objective that is defined by searchable keywords.
  • Refrain from including references to previous or upcoming information from other Learning Objects. You can make pages in objects that won’t be Shared for this purpose.
  • Use the theme design default fonts and colors for text and shapes. Content in a course that Shares content from another course with a different theme will still look good… since the default theme fonts and colors are aligned with a theme to look good together.

Examples for Effectively Sharing Learning Objects

Example 1: A financial services firm has a course on investment regulations. The basics of investing are the same for all learning audiences, but there are several regional differences based on state or provincial regulations. The core content that is the same for all audiences can be created once and shared across all of the separate regional courses; each regional version of the course would also have some topics that have unique content based on specific regional regulations.
Example 2: Content in Claro isn’t limited to courses run from an LMS. With Claro’s Web Package publishing option, you can put content made in Claro on any web server (including a SharePoint site) and provide a URL link to that content. This is a valuable opportunity to provide access to learning content outside of the LMS – very helpful for time-of-need elearning or “refresh” learning. A formal course to be run from an LMS might be 20 topics long; you can easily use Claro’s sharing option to create a set of shorter courses to be published as Web Packages. Shorter courses are more suited for job aid or just in time learning purposes, as they help the learner find information more quickly. The time to create the Web Packages is very short – just create each new course and share the appropriate Learning Objects into it. 

Manage content and courses

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  2. How do I change a course status to disabled or offline?
  3. Color names supported by HTML and hexadecimal (hex) values and used by Color Picker
  4. What are the different copy options available in Claro? (for Pages, Learning Objects, and Courses)
  5. What are some examples and advantages of Sharing Learning Objects?
  6. How can I change the course structure?
  7. How do I group elements on the Layers panel?
  8. How can I delete or remove a course?
  9. How can I check out a Learning Object checked out (locked) by another user?
  10. How do I check in and check out Learning Objects?
  11. How do I collapse (close) and expand (open) the entire course tree structure, and increase the width of the left panel?
  12. How do I copy a course?
  13. How do I delete or remove a Learning Object?
  14. How do I delete or remove a page?
  15. How do I delete or remove an element from my page?
  16. How do I display and change Learning Object properties?
  17. How do I display and change page properties?
  18. How do I edit a course in the Browse Courses window?
  19. How do I edit or change an element on my page?
  20. How do I find and replace text on a page or in my whole course?
  21. How do I copy (Share / Duplicate) a Learning Object from another course?
  22. How do I insert a page from another course (Copy From Another Course)?
  23. How do I lock or unlock all layers on a page? How do I show or hide all layers on a page?
  24. How do I view or change course properties?
  25. How do I change a course status from Pending Translation to Active?
  26. How do I create new Project classifications and edit existing Projects?
  27. How do I create new course Categories and edit existing Categories?
  28. How do I create a new Lifecycle and edit, disable and reorder existing Lifecycles?
  29. How can I tell if a Learning Object is shared with another course?
  30. How do I select and deselect multiple elements?
  31. Undo and Redo with history functionality
  32. How do I manage Glossaries?
  33. How do I add metadata to my course?
  34. Why aren't certain modules or learning objects showing up in Course Preview or Published packages?
  35. My Course is Complete in my LMS even though the test was failed - SCORM 2004
  36. How do I identify the Parent course for a Learning Object
  37. How do I change a course’s Lifecycle stage?
  38. How do I lock a course from editing?
  39. How do I unlock a course for editing?
  40. How do I add, remove and edit screen reader text to an element?
  41. How do I make an element focusable for keyboard navigation? How do I turn off focus?
  42. Can I have Claro support requests sent to an alternate email address?

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