Resources are the internal (to the learning management system) and external items that a facilitator or course creator can use or link while creating a course on the cloud based learning management system.
Said another way, if a course creator wants to link to a video file hosted at an external website such as YouTube or a book with is stored on a different server, the 'Resource' module allows the learner to use said resource inside the course.
Resources allow a facilitator or course creator the option to fully focus on their particular approach to a subject instead of having to reinvent the wheel. So if they find a CreativeCommons item that they can use to support their subject matter, they can go ahead and directly link to it inside the LMS – hence saving time, effort and resources.
There are many types of resources that ScholarLMS support. They are listed as follows:
- Book - Multi-page resources with a book-like format. Teachers can export their Books as IMS CP (admin must allow teacher role to export IMS)
- File - A picture, a pdf document, a spreadsheet, a sound file, a video file
- Folder - For helping organize files and one folder may contain other folders
- IMS content package - Add static material from other sources in the standard IMS content package format
- Label - Can be a few displayed words or an image used to separate resources and activities in a topic section, or can be a lengthy description or instructions
- Page - The student sees a single, scrollable screen that a teacher creates with the robust HTML editor
- URL - You can send the student to any place they can reach on their web browser, for example Wikipedia