One neat feature in Heropa is the way content can be integrated into the environment or event workspace, so that users can view content as they work with hands-on labs.
Adding content to Heropa can:
- Provide the contents of a training manual to learners taking a self-paced course
- Include step-by-step instructions to support complex exercises during instructor-led training
- Add explanatory notes to a virtual lab
- Give POC users information at each step of their trial
There are three ways to add content to Heropa:
1. Using the content module in Heropa to add custom or external content
The Content module in Heropa provides a way to create custom content within Heropa. Once created in the Content module, content can be re-used in different Courses, Environments and Events as necessary.
Custom content added via the Content module will be displayed in the Content panel in the user's workspace.
See: Creating content
2. Using the content module in Heropa to add external content
The Content module in Heropa provides a way to add a link to content that exists outside of Heropa. Each exercise can link to a different URL. Once created in the Content module, content can be re-used in different Courses, Environments and Events as necessary.
External content added via the Content module loads the content from the URL page into the Content panel of the user's workspace.
See: Creating content
3. Adding a URL to view a document file
Another option is to give users a URL to access a file containing content. For example, this can be used to provide quick access to a pre-existing training manual. By adding a URL, a tile will be visible in the Content panel of the workspace. When selected, the file will open in a new browser tab / window.
To add a document file:
- Open the course, then the Configuration tab.
- In the Download manual link field, add the URL for the file.
- Select Save.
Where does content appear?
Content added via the Content module appears in the Content panel in the user's workspace. A document file added will appear as a tile in the Content panel of the workspace.
Users can control whether the panel is visible or hidden, and the size of the panel, by using the workspace controls.