Adding Recordings and Assets to a Structure

Learning objectives

  • Understand what chunking of content means

  • Discover how to add recordings and assets to a Structure

  • Learn how to organize your recordings and assets in a Structure

Scenario

 

Hi Debbie! I have added the components I wanted for my project, what next?

Don’t you want to understand how you can add your recordings and assets to the sections?

 
 

OH yes, that sounds interesting!

First of all, let me explain what chunking means and why you need recordings and assets in Structure.

 

Chunking of Information

Chunking means breaking down a large piece of information, into smaller pieces or units. This method is perceived to be an efficient use of short-term memory by grouping smaller pieces of information to present a larger concept. This makes it easier for the learner to process information.

Explaining a process becomes easier through chunking as it helps organize the information in the intended order and explain better through a proper breakdown of the process. For example, an everyday phenomenon that we come across is phone numbers being chunked into smaller bits. When we read a phone number as 123-456-7890, it is easier to remember when compared to 1234567890.

In ClickLearn Attain, we use structure to break down a more extensive process into smaller chunks. To organize the larger pieces of information and give them a proper order, it is important to add the smaller pieces of information, i.e., the recordings and assets, to the structure in the intended order.

Purpose of Recordings and Assets in Structure

What is the purpose of having recordings and assets if you cannot organize them in the way it is meant to be understood? When it comes to training, it is always important to provide a structure to your learning materials for easy understanding of the flow of information.

In the Structure section of a project, you will be able to view all the recordings and assets of that project on the right-side panel below Basic Components.

Adding Recordings and Assets

It often happens that when you are viewing a series of videos and the order is incorrect, it can create confusion in learning and understanding the product or a feature. This raises the need to pre-plan and organize the learning materials.

As the project author, it is your responsibility to organize the learning materials and as a part of this task in Structure, you have added all the necessary sections within the project. With this feature, you can ensure that all recordings are organized and are clearly presented on the portal.
 
Adding recordings and assets is an important step of the Structure feature of Attain. To add recordings and assets to the sections, you need to drag and drop the recording or asset to its respective section. This ensures the recordings and assets are organized.

How do sections work in Structure?

Recordings appear in the right-side panel of Structure within their respective folders. You can add this folder entirely to Structure. To add it as a separate section, you need to drag and drop it in the blank area. This creates a new section with the name of the folder, and the recordings within that will be added.  

If you need to add the recordings separately, you can open the folder, select the recording, and drag and drop it to the intended section.  

 
Sections and Assets work differently when compared to recordings; assets cannot be added entirely as folders. To add an asset, you need to open the folder in which the assets are added, i.e., the Common Assets or Recordings Assets folder, and drag and drop to the section to which you need to add it.

Save and Preview

Once you have added the recordings and assets, you can save the Structure and select Preview to see what it would look like on the learning portal eventually.
 
In case the Structure has not been created as expected, or the positioning of the recordings or assets is unsatisfactory, you can edit the Structure. For this, go back to Structure, drag and drop the recordings and assets to the intended section, and save and preview to view the output on the learning portal.