Resources are materials that are loaded into the LMS by LMS administrators. They can be referenced by courses or web pages created in the LMS. Just like courses, Resources are associated with a Resource Catalog. Resource Catalog's are located at the business unit level, and only students who are in the structure of the business unit can have access to the Resource. There are two types of Resources Categories that can be assigned to the Resource: (a) Document and Media and (b) Link.

Resources are often associated with courses. For example, you want students to review a set of documents prior to completing a course. You can add the documents (.pdf, .ppt, .doc, .xls, etc) as a Resource, then set up the Resource in the course general information tab.

Since Resources operate in a way that is similar to courses, LMS Administrators are first required to add all organizations that will need access to the Resource, thus setting up the Resource Catalog just like the course catalog.

When declaring a Resource in LatitudeLearning, it is required to add a Resource start date. Use this date if there is time sensitive material that you don’t want someone to view prior to a certain date. Similarly, if you do not want students to view material after a certain date, you can add a Resource end date as an attribute. These attributes can be used for company bulletins or other time sensitive materials.

The screenshot below shows a snippet of the Add Resource interface.

Resources provide LMS administrators the ability to add content to a course. With the assistance of Resource Catalogs and Resource Categories, LMS administrators can also set up a variety of media or links in the appropriate business units so that students can gain access to informative training material.