Lessons allow you to create modular content that contain one learning concept, communicated using a variety of items including video, audio, engagements, messages and files.
The advantage of creating lessons is that you can include lessons in multiple campaigns or courses. Build once, use multiple times!
Let's take a quick tour:
Access your lessons from Main Menu > Lessons
Once in, select "create new lesson". At this point you can select 'create from scratch', or you can 'start with sample content'.
Starting with sample content offers you several quick-start options to get you going right away. What is the main objective of your lesson?
Once you are creating a Lesson - Notice that the time and date of the lessons, at top left, is actually the default name of this lesson. Click there to rename your lesson, a theme you will recognize this lesson by going forward. (see screenshot below)
The right side of the screen offers various items and engagement formats briefly described on each card. To use an item simply drag it to the "stage" at left.
(For a detailed description of each Engagement Format - you can conduct a search in help docs to learn more.)
Once the items are on the stage, you can easily change the order of these items by clicking and dragging the cards. Notice that ConveYour supports a variety of video hosting embedding formats, simply by pasting the video's URL into the video item.**
Videos can be featured on their own page, or grouped with other CONTENT such as text, audio, or a downloadable. Simply select "Showcase video by itself" if you want the video to be on it's own "page". Notice that you can also choose a custom beginning and end point within longer videos to only show the necessary section of a video related to the lesson's objective.
You can also designate a specific CONTENT item to be the start of a new section. If you do not choose for an item to 'start a new section', it will be grouped with the content above it. CONTENT items include: text, embedded items, buttons, and files. See below how you can force a content item to be the start of a new section. Keep in mind - questions, challenges, polls, and assessments will ALWAYS be featured by themselves on a separate "page" within the lesson.
After you have added your content and engagements,test your lesson by clicking on Test. Save your lesson by clicking on Save at the Top Right.
Here's a look at your blank lesson canvas:
The great thing is, now that the lesson is built, you can now select it as an engagement within your courses or "campaigns". Use triggers to schedule when your lesson will be offered to learners. Think of it like the layers of an onion or a jawbreaker. Items are elements within your lesson. Lessons are added as triggered content into your campaigns:
** NOTE: There are multiple ways video providers allow you to set your videos to private - and not visible to the wide world. If your content is proprietary, this is something you might opt to do. However, each video hosting service has different ways to serve private videos - so please check with your video hosting service on the best way to set permissions for your content. In some cases you need to "whitelist" your personal ConveYour URL as a trusted place for embedding your videos. **
Let's build a simple lesson!