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
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