Getting Started With LatitudeLearning
You have selected the Learning Management System that is pre-configured and customizable to fit any training program.
Section one of this guide, Let's Get Started, will show you how to manage a simple training program. Section two, Let's Make It Your Own, explores configurations to make LatitudeLearning your own.
Let's Get Started
Here is what you are able to do today:
LatitudeLearning is preconfigured with everything you need to run a training program. To run a successful program follow these four steps:
- Create a student
- Create a course
- Enroll students in a course
- Track progress
1. Create a Student
Creating a student is easy. On the left navigation area, click Users > Add User. Enter the required fields, keeping the default Organization and Position. Write down this username since it will be used a few steps down. Click Add User and when you see a pop-up that announces "Congratulations" you are finished and may exit the pop-up.
Note: It is recommended that you use a student's email address as their username, since this is guaranteed to be unique.
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2. Create a Course
Creating a course can be accomplished with a few clicks. Simply navigate to Courses > Add Course. Enter the required fields and keep the default Organization and Major. Select one of the five course types in the delivery method drop-down. Click Add Course. You'll see a pop-up that announces "Congratulations". A course has been created in the course catalog with the course code and course name you provided.
Note: For this exercise you may choose any delivery method since we will not be loading content at this time.
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3. Enroll Students in a Course
To enroll a student in a course navigate to Courses > Search Courses. Enter the course name or course code, select eLearning, and click Search. In the results window, find your new course and in the far right, click Enroll Others. In the Enroll Others tab, enter your student's User ID in the input box and click Submit and Continue. You will be required to confirm this student selection by checking the box next to the user's name. Click submit and you are done!
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4. Track Progress
Within LatitudeLearning, you can run reports two ways: using a Classic Report, which are preconfigured templates, or by creating a report. Both of these can be found by clicking the Reports section in the left hand navigation. To create your own report, first click the +Folder button in the upper right hand corner in the Reports section to create a new folder. Then select the +Report button to create a new report. If you would like to use a Classic Report, select any of the reports listed under "Classic Reports" in the left hand navigation. Then select which specific preconfigured report you would like to use. Keep the default options - we want the Location to be the portal default and the course selection to be unselected (to receive transcript status on all courses).
In the As Of Date, use the calendar tool to enter today's date. Select Web View and then click the Run Report button. The report will run in the same window and display your user's status.
Note: LatitudeLearning conveniently delivers this report in 4 formats: PDF, Excel, Web View, and CSV.
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You now have all the skills you need to run a training program in your new portal.
Let's Make it Your Own
Here is what you are able to do today:
LatitudeLearning is customizable to fit any training program. To start customizing your LMS follow these six steps:
- Update header logo
- Update homepage content
- Rename course catalog
- Rename location
- Rename course major
- Rename position codes
1. Update Header Logo
In the left navigation, click Site Management > Edit Images. In the next window, you will see images that are loaded into the default portal. At the bottom of the page, where it says Upload new image, click Choose File. Use the explorer window to find and select the file from your hard drive. When you return to the image library, click Submit. Now that your image is in the library, click the Header Logo drop-down to select the new image and then click Submit. When the screen refreshes, you will see your company logo.
Note: Logo image needs to fit in a 580 pixels wide by 110 pixels high area.
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2. Update Homepage Content
To modify the homepage, in the left navigation pane, click Site Management > Edit HTML Content. Click the drop-down HTML Content File and select home_page. In the editor, change the wording of the paragraph to your own. Select the paragraph you wrote and with the font and font size buttons, customize the look of the text. Click Submit to save your changes.
Note: You may also edit the image or the "How to ..." cells at this time.
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3. Rename Course Catalog
Click Organizations > Search Organizations. Keep the default settings - in which all input fields are blank - and click Search. You will see the Business Unit listed in the result table. To the far right of the Business Unit row, click View/Edit. In the next window, you will be focused on the organization's Detail tab. To make edits, click on the General Information tab and edit the Organization Code and Organization Name to a code and description that is meaningful to you. Click Submit you're all set.
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4. Rename Location
In the left navigation, click Organizations > Search Organizations. Keep the default settings - in which all fields are blank - and click Search. To the far right of the default Location, click View/Edit. In the next window, you will be focused on the organization's Details tab. To make edits, click on the General Information tab and edit the Organization Code and Organization Name. Click Submit and you're done.
Note: Since this a location, make sure you are using a code and name that fits your training situation.
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5. Rename Course Major
In the left navigation, click Course Support > Search Major. Keep the input field blank and click Search. In the next screen you will see the portal default Major (indicated by the portal name & the words "Shared Major"). Click on the bold name of the major and in the Edit Major screen, enter a personalized Major Code, Major Name and Description. Click Submit and you're done!
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6. Rename Position Codes
In the left navigation, go to Organizations > Search Positions. Keep the search fields blank and click Search. In the list of Positions, click STF, which stands for "Staff". In the next window you will be focused on the Details tab. To make edits, click on the General Information tab and enter a position code and position name to values that fit jobs in your environment. Click Submit and you're done!
Note: For this exercise, you may choose any delivery method, since we will not be loading content at this time.
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