Courses 101: Truly leveraging multimedia to overcome knowledge gaps

Percolate LMS™ truly enables you to leverage your training content for multiple purposes. It does this by providing the ability to add various content types, set their order and include attachments.

Determine the content to administer

When determining the content to add for a course, consider the types of content your learners need to learn, practice and sustain learning. Ask yourself these questions:

  • How do you deliver training in your organization?
  • How do you offer additional learning opportunities?
  • Which learner types benefit most from your existing program?
  • What types of content do you use to assess learner competencies?
  • Is your training content subject to continuous change, or is it relatively stable?

The answers to these questions vary by organization. In some cases, a blended approach is best. In other cases, maybe the answer is standard documentation, facilitator-led training, self-study, job aids or online learning. In every case, Percolate LMS™ provides the flexibility to manage training administration.

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Content types

Percolate LMS™ empowers you to upload any digital media at any time. Courses can include, but are not limited to, PowerPoint presentations, recorded webinars, videos, audio files, Flash, documents, links and both SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004-compliant modules. The table below lists some examples of the types of media you might upload for each content type.

Content Type Upload Examples
SCORM Module E-learning for an entire course
Prerequisites
Simulations
Assessments
Document User guides
Links to resources
Job aids
Printed workbooks
Workshop materials
Presentations
Assessments
Spreadsheets
Image Work and process flows
Illustrations
Photographs
Diagrams
Video Flash videos
Videos
Recorded webinars
Animations
Audio Podcasts
Audio
Links URLs
Assessments Assessments

Attachments

Using Percolate LMS™ you can also provide your learners with content that is not required and not averaged into the final course score. To do this for any content type, simply indicate that the content is an attachment.

Course order

Setting the order of content also gives you the power to determine the way in which a learner experiences the content.

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