A collection is a set of resources that your users can access at any time. Users do not need to go through them in a particular order or complete a test to access them. They can consist of a combination of videos, audio files, quizzes, notes and documents (such as pdf's). Once you have created your collections you can assign them to different user groups depending on who you want to have access to them. You will be able to access data on how users perform on quizzes as you can when they do quizzes on courses
Setting Up Your Collection
From the home screen of your portal click on the 'Collections' button on the left-hand side of the page, then navigate to Create collection.
You will then be able to give your collection a title, image and short description for users to identify it. Once you've entered this information, click the 'Save Changes' button in the top right of the page. Once you've saved this information you're ready to go to items to start adding items from your library and uploading new ones. To add an item click the 'Add Item' button in the top right corner of the page.
Select the content you want, whether or not a copy exists in your library or upload a new one. new notes and quizzes will take you to the on platform builders.
Organisation and Folders
You can change the order of items in a Collection after you have created it as well as creating folders to group content on the same subject together or to differentiate between different sections. Initially Items will be displayed in the order in which they were created.
To start organising, navigate to the Items section of your Collection and click the Organise button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. This will change the format from a card view with images to a list view that just shows the titles of the items in your Collection:
Once you're in this view you can drag and drop the Items to be in your preferred order. Once you make a change a Save button will appear in the top right-hand corner. Click this to save your changes:
Note: If you make a change to the order and then revert back to the original order, the Save button will disappear.
To create folders click Use Folders when you're in the organisation view. This will automatically create one folder title box which you can fill in. To add more folders use the Add folder button at the bottom of your items list. You can drag and drop both the items and the folder title boxes to organise the items. Items below a folder title box will be in that folder. Once you hit Save you will be taken back to the standard Collection view and will see the Item's under their respective folder titles.
Once you've set up your collection it's time to give access to the correct user groups. Use the sub menu to go to Access. Remember that as soon as you add groups in they will be able to see everything in the collection. You can hide some content from all users who have access. Use the Add user group button in the top right hand corner to add in user groups that you want to give access to
From the Configuration menu you can select the view you wish users to have of the collection.
Cards - standard view, all content is displayed as cards (similar to how you see the collection when building) You can add custom covers onto each collection item
Player - view to give more of a course view (see gif)
Tracked progress - lets users see what is new vs unseen and also what is new content added since they were given access
Use preview mode to view your collection before you assign it and decide on the configuration