SkyPrep’s Studio Docs suite lets you create engaging content and publish them for use in your courses.
Click on Training Elements and select the Studio option to begin, then click on Create Studio Doc and give the content a name.
You’ll be taken to the builder. On this page, there are several sections.
Publish Document: This button confirms your changes and applies them to the live instances of the document. You will have the option to choose whether users that have already started the content will be affected as well.
Undo/Redo: Use these buttons to undo or redo changes that were made to the platform.
Document Versions: Allows you to see the different versions that have been published, as well as the number of users that are currently viewing, are in progress in, or have completed each version.
Document Settings: Lets you set document-wide settings and will be explained in the next section.
Preview Button: Shows you what the document will look like from the Learner’s perspective.
Insert Panel: Allows you to drag-and-drop Content Blocks into Sections that you create.
Table of Contents: Shows you a breakdown of all of the document’s Chapters, the Sections they contain, and icons that show which Content Blocks are being used. The buttons to create a new Chapter are also found here.
Contextual Panel: The contents of this panel are determined by the current Content Block that you are working on.
The Document Settings area contains several sections, each with their own settings.
Question Details: If your document contains questions, you’ll be able to specify how many points a correct answer will give on a per-question basis, as well as how many total points the user needs to achieve for a passing grade.
Learner Settings: You can require your Learners to upload a file before completion is credited. You can also opt to show or hide a document progress bar and/or the table of contents.
Document History: An audit trail that shows historical changes that were made together with who made the changes.
Export: Allows you to export the document as either a SCORM 1.2 or PDF file, or share it via email or a URL.
To start adding to your document, you can click on the Add a Chapter button in the centre, but if you’ve already begun working, you’ll need to use one of the two buttons in the Table of Contents.
In the panel that opens, there are several things you can do. At the top, you can give your chapter a name by typing in the text field.
Below, you’ll find the Add Section button and the corresponding Remove Current Section button. Sections are essentially pages in the Chapter. The document is made up of Chapters, each with their own set of Sections. While you can add as many Sections as you want, you can also create Chapters that only have one Section.
On the left, you have a list of content templates categories. Clicking on one of them will display the template options in the main area, with icons corresponding to the ones shown in the Insert Panel.
After selecting a template option, you will see a green check mark appear beside the current section. Continue doing this until all of your Sections are complete, then click Create Chapter.
Once you’ve created a Section, you can drag additional tiles from the Insert Panel onto the page, up to a maximum of three columns.
Text: Use this option if you want to type text content.
When selected, the Contextual Panel will contain three tabs:
Formatting: Allows you to change the text type (body, subtitle, or title), the font, styling (bold, italics, etc.), and the text color.
Wikipedia: Automatically inserts a text summary of a search term based on Wikipedia results.
Settings: Set the required viewing time, and shift the content block left or right, duplicate it, or remove it. This tab is found in all content blocks and contains the same settings.
Image: This content block allows you to upload a custom image. You may also select an image by searching Unsplash’s image catalog or insert a GIF through the Giphy search option.
The Contentextual Panel will contain two tabs:
Image Style: Contains buttons to replace or remove the image. You can also choose between stretching the image, cropping the image, or fitting the image to the content block. Below, there’s the rotation buttons and text fields to add a caption, alt text in case the image doesn’t load, and a URL that the image can redirect to.
Image Design: Lets you add a custom border or overlay text over the image.
Question: Allows you to add different questions types to test your Learners while they’re working through the document and its content.
There are seven question formats that are currently supported:
Multiple Choice: Type a question and enter the possible answer choices. Users can be required to select one or multiple options based on which multiple choice type you choose.
True or False: Type a statement and set whether it is true or false.
Order: Type a list of items in order from top down. Learners will need to reorder a scrambled version of the list.
Mix & Match: Type two lists of items, with each row a matching pair. Learners will need to identify which pairs match in scrambled, side-by-side lists.
Fill in the Blank: Type the full, correct phrase in the text and field and select the word that should be hidden. You can enter additional words that will either be shown or accepted, based on whether Word Bank or User Entry styles are chosen.
Short Answer: Enter the question text and choose how a Learner can respond. You can choose between a video response, text response, and an audio response, with the option to require a response.
The Contextual Panel allows you to edit a question or change its type.
Video: Either upload a video file directly from your computer or search Youtube and easily embed any video.
The Contextual Panel contains the Video Settings, which allows you to replace the current video with a different selection.
Viewer: Similar to how other Material is displayed in the platform, you can upload most file types and have it previewed in the document. The Contextual Panel lets you replace the content with a different file, select which pages are visible, and set the page or time that the file starts on. You can also toggle between a scrolling document and a booklet that turns pages when clicked.
Feedback: This content block allows you to collect feedback from your Learners through various formats.
Short Text: Allows Learners to submit typed feedback.
Multiple Choice: Allows Learners to pick feedback from the provided options.
Rating: Learners can submit a rating on a customizable scale that ranges from 1 to 10. You can also change the icon that is being used for the ratings.O
Opinion Scale: Allows users to submit a rating on a scale that can be numerical or based on emotional response, such as Strongly Agree vs Strongly Disagree.
The Contextual Panel contains settings to change the feedback format, and for some formats, also contains settings to customise the existing panel, such as changing the Rating icons.
Hotspot: Upload an image and mark key target zones using the Add Target Zone button.
The Contextual Panel lets you toggle between whether the hotspots show the text or require the text to be entered like a question. You can also set whether the information is displayed when the Learner hovers over the hotspot, and if disabled, the Learner will need to click.
Confirmation: Allows you to request confirmation or an attestation from your Learners.
You can choose from several different formats:
Signature: Requires the Learner's signature, signed with their mouse or finger.
Date: Saves the date and time that a Learner clicks on the Date button.
Checkbox: Requires the Learner to tick a checkbox.
You can also combine any of the two, and the Contextual Panel will allow you to change the confirmation type.
Flow Chart: Drag and drop different elements onto the page and map out a flow chart. Clicking and dragging the text of an element will allow you to move it, while clicking and dragging on the element shape will allow you to draw arrows to other elements.
The Contextual Panel contains the elements that you can drag onto the chart.
Org Chart: Drag and drop different elements onto the page to create an Org Chart that moves from the top down. Clicking and dragging the text of an element will allow you to move it, while clicking and dragging on the element shape will allow you to draw arrows to other elements.
The Contextual Panel contains the elements that you can drag onto the chart.
Once you're done creating the document, check to make sure that your Chapters and Sections are correctly named and click the Publish Document button.
It will then become available for use in your platform and can be added to your courses like any other Material.