Block lesson

Block lesson

If you want to mix different types of content in a single lesson, you can use blocks. Block lesson type helps you create a combination of text, list, audio, video, image, document, and process content types. For example, if you want to add content for an introduction to your company, you can build a lesson by including all elements like text, video, images, etc. 

Adding a block lesson

To add a block lesson:
  1. Navigate to the course, then go to Lessons tab.
  2. Click the Add Content button on the lesson.
  3. Select Blocks and enter your lesson content in the editor.



You can create the following types of content inside a block lesson:

Text  

  1. Click Text in the left pane.
  2. Select from one of the following text types, then enter your content:
    1. Paragraph
    2. Paragraph with Heading
    3. Paragraph with Subheading
    4. Heading
    5. Subheading
    6. Two column
    7. Three column                                                                                      

List

  1. Click List in the left pane.
  2. Select from one of the following list types.
    1. Numbered
    2. Checklist
    3. Bulleted  
  3. Type your content, then press enter to add more items to your list.                                                                        

Image

  1. Click Image in the left pane.
  2. Select from one of the following image types.
    1. Image Only
    2. Text and Image
    3. Text on Image
  3. Click Upload Image, then choose the file from your device.  

Video

  1. Click Video in the left pane.
  2. To upload a video from your device, click Upload Video and choose the file.
  3. To embed a video, click Embed Video. To add an embed URL, click the URL tab and paste the URL. To add an embed code, click the Code tab and paste the code.
  4. Click Save

Document

  1. Click Document in the left pane.
  2. Click Upload File, then select the file from your device.  

Process

If you want to explain a series of actions or steps to achieve a particular result, you can use a process block in your lesson.

To add a process block:
  1. Click Process in the left pane.
  2. Type your content, then click the Add icon () to add more steps in the process.


Audio

Training content on language skills, interpersonal communication, and other subjects is naturally better-suited for audio learning than text-based teaching methods. Audio lessons also help learners who are visually-impaired or who have special needs to access audio lessons easily.

To add an audio block:
  1. Click Audio in the left pane.
  2. Click Upload File, then select the file from your device.



You can also add content by clicking the Add icon () on the block.

Managing a block lesson

Once you create lessons with blocks, you will be able to change the content, reorder the blocks, and manage the settings of your blocks.

Copying a block

To copy a block:
  1. Navigate to the lesson, then hover over the block you want to copy.
  2. Click the Copy icon ().

Deleting a block

To delete a block:
  1. Navigate to the lesson, then hover over the block you want to delete.
  2. Click the Delete icon ().

Moving a block

To move a block:
  1. Navigate to the lesson, then hover over the block you want to move.
  2. Click the Up icon () to move the block up. Click the Down icon () to move the block down.

Changing the block settings

To change the block settings:
  1. Navigate to the lesson, then hover over the block.
  2. Click the Settings icon ().
  3. In the Settings tab, select the padding from the Top Padding and Bottom Padding dropdown.
  4. To change the background color, click the color tile under Background Color and select a color. Click Remove to remove the background color.
  5. To change the text color, click the color tile under Text Color and select a color. Click Remove to remove the text color.

Changing content in image blocks

To change the content in image blocks:
  1. Navigate to the lesson, then hover over the block.
  2. Click the Settings icon ().
  3. To change the image, click Change in the Manage tab.

Changing content in video blocks

To change the content in video blocks:
  1. Navigate to the lesson and hover over the block.
  2. Click the Settings icon (), then click the Manage tab.
  3. To upload a video, go to the Upload tab and choose a video file from your device.
  4. To embed a code, go to the Embed Code tab and paste the code.
  5. To embed a URL, go to the Embed URL tab and paste the URL.
  6. Click Save.

Changing content in document blocks

To change the content in document blocks:
  1. Navigate to the lesson, then hover over the block.
  2. Click the Settings icon ().
  3. To change the document, click Change in the Manage tab.

Managing content in process blocks

To mange the content in process blocks:
  1. Navigate to the lesson, then hover over the block.
  2. Click the Settings icon ().
  3. Go to Content tab.
  4. Click Add Item to add an item to the process.
  5. To delete an item, click the Delete icon () on the item.
  6. To reorder the items, click and drag the items on the list.
 

Block editor 

Format text and insert lists, multimedia, code snippets, tables, and links to the text content in your block lesson.

To insert a bulleted list:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then click the text block.
  2. Click the Bullet list icon. 
To insert a numbered list:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then click the text block.
  2. Click the Numbered list icon. 
To insert a blockquote:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then click the text block.
  2. Click the Blockquote icon. 
To insert a code snippet:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then click the text block.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit code snippet icon.
  3. Select the language and enter the code, then click OK.  
To insert an image:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then click the text block.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit image icon.
  3. Go to the General tab, then click the Browse icon to upload an image from your device or enter the source URL. Enter the image description and dimensions, then click OK. (or) Go to the Upload tab, click Browse for an image to upload an image from your device or drag and drop the image. Go to the General tab to enter the image description and dimensions, then click OK
To insert or embed a video:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then click the text block.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit media icon.
  3. Go to the General tab, then click the Browse icon to upload a video from your device or enter the source URL. Enter the dimensions, then click OK.
  4. To give an alternate source and poster for the video, go to the Advanced tab. Upload or enter the source URL for the alternate source and poster, then click OK.
  5. To embed a video, go to the Embed tab. Enter the embed code, then click OK.
To insert a table:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then click the text block.
  2. Click the Insert table icon.  
  3. To set table properties, select the table. Click the Table properties icon.
  4. To delete the table, select the table. Click the Delete table icon.
  5. To insert a row below the current row, select the row. Click the Insert row after icon.
  6. To insert a row above the current row, select the row. Click the Insert row before icon.
  7. To delete a row, select the row. Click the Delete row icon.
  8. To insert a column to the right of the current column, select the column. Click the Insert column after icon.
  9. To insert a column to the left of the current column, select the column. Click the Insert column before icon.
  10. To delete a column, select the column. Click the Delete column icon.
To insert a horizontal line:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then click the text block.
  2. Click the Horizontal line icon.
To change the text heading style:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Formats dropdown.
  3. Go to Headings, then select the style. 
To bold text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Click the Bold icon. (or) Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Inline, then select Bold.
To italicize text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Click the Italic icon. (or) Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Inline, then select Italic
To underline text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Click the Underline icon. (or) Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Inline, then select Underline.
To strikethrough text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Inline, then select Strikethrough.
To turn on superscript or subscript:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Inline, then select Superscript or Subscript
To apply code tag to text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Inline, then select Code.
To apply paragraph formatting to text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Blocks, then select Paragraph.
To apply blockquote formatting to text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Click the Blockquote icon. (or) Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Blocks, then select Blockquote.
To apply division formatting to text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Blocks, then select Div
To apply preformatted text formatting to text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Blocks, then select Pre
To change the alignment of text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Formats dropdown. Go to Alignment, then select the alignment type.
To change the font size of text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Font size dropdown, then select the size.
To change the color of text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Text color dropdown, then select the color.
To change the background color of text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Select the Background color dropdown, then select the color.
To clear formatting:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Click the Clear formatting icon. 
To insert/edit link to text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit link icon, then enter the URL and press Enter. (or) Click the Add icon, then select Link. Enter the URL, text, title and select the target, then click OK. 
To add an anchor to text:
  1. Navigate to the block editor, then select the text.
  2. Click the Add icon, then select Anchor. Enter the id, then click OK.
  3. To create a link to this anchor, select the text and click the Insert/Edit link icon. In the URL field, enter "#" followed by the ID of the anchor.

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