learningCloud (FAQ): Content guide and best practices for authors

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learningCloud gives training creators the possibility to generate powerful gamified campaigns and microlearning modules, taking advantage of all kinds of pedagogical resources and social tools. In this article you will see a small guide of tips and best practices to get the most out of this platform.

Principles

The primary objective of learningCloud is to facilitate the creation of attractive gamified itineraries, from training materials created in other tools, external resources, or edited directly through the platform.


Microlearning

Microlearning

Deliver your learning in an immediate and easy way.

Gamification

Gamification

Create a motivating experience through rewards and milestones.

Storytelling

Storytelling

Create narrative itineraries through image and interaction.

Interaction

Interactions are crucial for the learner to focus on the content. For this you can use both milestones that block activities and mission blocks, as well as different gamification tools.


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Gamification

Plan gamification rules and rewards in advance.

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Milestones

Set milestones to unlock content by completing exercises.

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Activities

Uses short, simple activities, such as short videos or interactives.

Images

Images that are part of the content should be selected for their ability to express your message and reflect the style of the project, brand and product. Whether it is professional photography or illustrative graphics, they should all maintain a common style and intent.

Supported image formats and sizes

When working with images that you upload to the platform from your computer, that do not belong to the repository itself, they must comply with a series of characteristics. Otherwise, when trying to add them, the system may return an error message, or they may not be displayed correctly. These parameters are:


Format
Minimum size
Maximum weight
Sprint
JPG - PNG - GIF
1000px (wide)
3 MB
Channel
JPG - PNG - GIF
1000px (wide)
3 MB
Mission block
JPG - PNG - GIF
1000px (wide)
3 MB
Badge
JPG - PNG - GIF
512px x 512px
3 MB
Activity
JPG - PNG - GIF
250px (wide)
3 MB


Visual aspect

Sprint

The sprint cover is the priority and distinguishing visual element in the platform, represented both in the carousels and in the detail and cover of each one of them, so its correct selection both at a visual and communicative level is very important.


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Mission Blocks

The covers of the Mission Blocks, which can be represented in three different formats or omitted, are used to visually separate sets of activities with common characteristics.


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Activities

The activities are represented in square format within a sprint, adjusted in width and height to the same format. In this case the importance lies in the visual connection with the other activities, and in the correspondence or relationship with their content.


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Channels

Channels are shared spaces and their image fulfills the function of representing a learning area both in the listing on the cover page and at the head of the entity once it is opened.


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Best practices and tips for images

Quality

Always use sharp, quality images and graphics to ensure a good final experience.


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Focus

Select or crop your images keeping in mind that the display focus will always be central, and that it can be represented in different horizontal and vertical formats depending on the device or screen size.


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Clearness

Select clear and clean header images, mainly avoiding the use of texts and complex visual elements that may hinder the reading or visibility of texts and icons.

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Texts

Use titles to identify content and descriptions to provide context or introduce learning content. Avoid using titles and descriptions to deliver content.

Best practices and tips for texts

Length

Use short texts that synthesize information in a concise and direct way.



Recommended length

Títles

From 25 to 50 characters

Descriptions

From 150 to 300 characters

Marking

Always use distinctive text, especially in titles, so that elements can be clearly identified. Avoid repetition of titles in sprints as well as in activities.


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Sprints

Sprints are the showcase of your content, so their presentation must be both understandable and stimulating. Presentation and interactivity are crucial for this.

Best practices and tips for Sprints

Length

Organize your content in a comprehensible way, minimizing the number of activities, synthesizing the learning content and using mission blocks to combine activities with related content.



Recommended number

Mission blocks

Between 1 and 3

Activities by mission block

Between 3 and 5

Cohesion

Use a unique visual metaphor in headings and icons to combine different resources from different sources. Avoid continuous repetition and elements that do not connect the container to its content.


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