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Publishing from Content

You can publish the following types of learning objects to an LOR from Content:

  • All course content modules and topics
  • Single or multiple modules
  • Single or multiple topics

When you choose to publish a module or course, the LOR publishes all the children of that module or course as a single package.

Publish a learning object (topic, module, or course)

  1. On the course homepage, click   Content on the navbar.
  2. On the Table of Contents page, click  Publish to LOR from the Table of Contents menu or context menu of the topic or module that you want to publish.
  3. Choose whether to create a new object or overwrite an existing object.
    • To create a new learning object, select Pick a Repository, and choose a repository from the drop-down menu.
    • To overwrite an existing learning object, select Overwrite an existing object, then click Search.
      • Select Replace existing object's metadata if you want to enter completely new metadata for the object - otherwise, the new learning object will inherit the previous object's metadata.

        Note   You may want to overwrite an existing object's metadata completely if the new object's structure differs from the old object's structure. For example, if you reorder topics ABC within a module to resemble ACB, topic C inherits topic B's metadata.

  4. Click Sharing and Publishing Options.
  5. Select Include all files from this course if the learning object contains more than one file.
  6. Select Publish in the background if you want to leave the page while the system publishes. You can check the publishing job's status later.
  7. Choose options for the learning object/file's visibility.
    • Only you and users with sufficient permission can view hidden learning objects and files.
    • You can change this option once the object/file is published to the LOR.
    • Publicly available objects are available to users without an ID and password to the Learning Environment.
  8. Select the Creative Commons rights you want to associate with the learning object/file. Creative Commons licensing enables you to retain copyright on your work while allowing different degrees of reuse to other users. For more information go to
  9. To add, edit, or delete metadata, click the   Edit Metadata icon for the file. For information on adding metadata, see Adding metadata to a resource.
    • You can also apply a template with information pre-filled by your administrator. Select a template from the Apply a Template drop-down list and click Apply. Applying a template will not overwrite existing values in the metadata fields.

    Note  Associating a creative commons license automatically populates the metadata rights fields with this information.

  10. If you want to remove items from the package, clear the check boxes next to topics or modules you do not want to publish. Clearing a module clears all its associated topics and sub-modules.
  11. To apply classifications to the learning object, click   Classify on the Edit Metadata for [Learning Object] page. Classifications allow you to categorize your object based on the Classification Schema you chose from the Classification Schema drop-down list.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Enter metadata.
  14. If the learning object you're publishing is an image file, Select a Thumbnail.

    Note  If you don't see the option to change the default thumbnail image of an image file, contact your administrator to configure this option for you.

  15. On the Publishing Complete page, you can share the object through its URL or through social sharing sites.
  16. Click Done.

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