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Learning Elements - File Type Detection

Learning Element (LE) Creation will automatically detect certain types of files and create the proper LE Type and Format to present them.  There are three options when creating Learning Elements.  

1. From Computer

2. From URL

3. From List

The first two options create a Learning Element based on the content provided.  The third option allows the LMS Admin to create the Learning Element first and then populate it with appropriate content.

From Computer

Add a file with to this control by simply dragging the file onto the blue box or clicking below the blue box to open your computer's file manager and select a file.  The following file types can be used with this control.

  • SCORM .zip packages will create a SCORM Learning Element
  • doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx. files will create a Microsoft Asset LE*
  • Any other file types (e.g. PDF) will create a file Learning Element.  Select an appropriate Learning Element Format.

* note: Microsoft Documents must be smaller than 10MB due to limitations in the Microsoft Online File Viewer.


From URL

Pasting a URL in the text box and clicking Continue will activate a heuristic algorithm and create the proper LE type.

  • Youtube links will create a Youtube Learning Element 
  • Google Docs, Sheets, or Presentations will create a Google Asset Learning Element
  • Any other URL will create a Link Learning Element

From List

LMS Admins can select any Learning Element Type from the list.  Once created, the admin will upload or create the proper content type based on the LE type that has been selected.

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