In Smart Courses, a course can be composed of different capsules. Various content types are available for users to create a rich learning material.

Confluence page

You can search for Confluence pages to be used in the course. You can customize the Confluence page capsule:

  • Display page link: whether to display or not the page link in the player
  • Display comments, likes, and labels: display or not the footer elements of the page (comments, likes, and labels)
  • Minimum reading time: displays a countdown while reading the capsule to freeze navigation

To display a Confluence page capsule, an attendee must have permission to view the page. Make sure that pages are accessible to course attendees; otherwise, the page will not be displayed. 

Image

There are two ways to add Images to a course:

  • Attachment: Upload an image file. The accepted formats are: (png, jpg, jpeg, gif, bmp, webp, svg)
  • Link: Use an image link from the Internet or your Intranet

Note that the maximum allowed size of attachments is defined by Confluence administrator.

Dimensions: Smart Courses uses a responsive image display mechanism. High-resolution images are preferred for better course quality. 

Secured Links: Non-HTTPS image links may not display.

You can customize the Image capsule:

  • Image description: displays an image description
  • Minimum reading time: displays a countdown while reading the capsule to freeze navigation

Video & Audio


There two ways to add a video or audio to a course. 

  • Attachment: Upload a media file. The accepted formats are: (mp4, mp3, WebM, m4v, ogv, ogg, wav)
  • Link: Using a link from the Internet or your Intranet, Smart Courses automatically converts links from:
    • YouTube
    • Vimeo
    • SoundCloud
    • Streamable
    • Vidyard
    • Wistia
    • Twitch
    • Facebook
    • DailyMotion

Note that the maximum allowed size of attachments is defined by Confluence administrator.

Secured Links: links from non HTTPS domains may not display.

Options you can use to customize the capsule display:

  • Autoplay: Autoplay the video or audio automatically when the capsule is displayed
  • Media description: displays a video/audio description
  • Minimum reading time: displays a countdown while reading the capsule to freeze navigation

Text

Smart Courses offers a WYSIWYG editor to quickly and easily create rich content.

Using the Confluence page capsule is preferred when creating complex pages to take full advantage of Confluence page editor.

Quiz Question

Smart Terms offers a powerful and handy module to create Questions to challenge and test attendees.

Different modes and types of questions are available:

ModeTypeDiplay mode
Select the right answer(s) (Close-ended question)

Single right answer, users can select only one single answer.

Select 

Radio 

Multiple right answers, users can select one or many answers.

Checkbox (default) 

Text answer (Open-ended question)-Text input (default)

Options can be used to customize the capsule display:

  • Question details: displays a question description; use this option to give more details about the asked question.
  • Media: allows you to integrate an image, video, or audio into the question. The same rules for image and media capsules apply.
  • Custom right answer message: displays a customized text when the answer is right.
  • Custom wrong answer message: displays a customized text when the answer is wrong.
  • Randomize choices: applies a random display of choices order every time the question is reloaded.
  • Time limit: Displays a countdown. If the time limit expires while the attendee has not responded yet, the submit button is automatically triggered, and the selected responses are sent automatically.

Custom right and wrong messages are only displayed if the Hide questions results option is disabled.

The Question Time limit option is only enabled if the course is on an Exam mode.

Web page

This capsule is used to display web pages in the course (Internet or Intranet). Smart Courses automatically converts given links to iframes. 

Options can be used to customize the capsule display:

  • Display page link: whether to display or not the page link in the player
  • Description: displays a webpage description
  • Minimum reading time: displays a countdown while reading the capsule to freeze navigation

Note that the display of external pages may be blocked by their hosting domains. Make sure the web pages are correctly displayed before publishing the course.

Embed

The Embed capsule is used to display an HTML code in the course.

Options you can use to customize the capsule display:

  • Description: displays a description for HTML codes
  • Minimum reading time: displays a countdown while reading the capsule to freeze navigation

Smart Courses applies strict safety rules for this type of capsule. Embedding javascript scripts directly into the code may not work. Make sure the HTML code is correctly displayed before publishing the course.

PDF

There are two ways to add PDF files to a course: 

  • Attachment: Upload a PDF file
  • Link: use a link from the Internet or Intranet

Note that the maximum allowed size of attachments is defined by Confluence administrator.

Secured Links: links for PDF files from non HTTPS domains may not display

Options you can use to customize the capsule display:

  • Image description: displays a PDF file description
  • Minimum reading time: displays a countdown while reading the capsule to freeze navigation

Confluence Question integration

This type of capsule is only available if the Confluence Questions app is installed and activated.

You can search for the required "Confluence questions" to be quickly incorporated into the course.

Options you can use to customize the capsule display:

  • Minimum reading time: displays a countdown while reading the capsule to block navigation to the next capsule/section.

To display a Confluence question capsule, an attendee must have permission to view the question. Make sure the page is accessible to course users; otherwise, the page cannot display.