Creating a new resource is easy on Looop. Here's how:
In your workspace, select the Create a resource button in the right-hand corner. You'll be asked to give your resource a title, and you have the option to add a brief description and assign the resource to a theme:
You have the option to create a single page resource, slideshow, SCORM course or a video assessment via Bongo:
You have five elements to choose from: text and images (you can copy and paste from the web or PDF, or write directly onto the page), media (upload your own video/audio files or link from YouTube), quiz (set a single or multiple choice quiz with answer feedback or use open response or free text, when there is no right or wrong answer), link (add a link to a webpage) and file (upload a downloadable file). You can also use import from file to directly import a pptx file:
We explore each of these elements in the next slides.
Adding text and images to your resource
Multimedia pages are made up of text and images. You can get text from websites, PDFs, emails or simply start typing. Here’s how to get started:
Select the text & images element at the bottom of your resource.
Copy the content you want to use from email, PDF or website and paste in the text box. Alternatively, you can just start typing.
To add a hyperlink to a piece of text, highlight the text, and then click the hyperlink icon. You have the option for the link to open in a new window or not:
To add images, select the picture icon from your toolbar and choose an image to upload:
Once your image has been uploaded, you can adjust the size by selecting the image and dragging the corner. You can also align the image and add alt text by clicking on the image:
You can hyperlink your image by highlighting the image and selecting the link icon:
Looop auto formats the text within your training to ensure a clean and continuous look is maintained throughout your training, even if you pull content from numerous locations or multiple users add content to your resource.
If you notice the formatting looks odd, or you're pasting a lot of content, we recommend clearing the formatting once it's pasted into Looop using the icon below:
Adding media to your resource
Looop supports different types of video and audio content. You can use existing videos/audio hosted on YouTube/Vimeo/Soundcloud, or you can upload your own video/audio content to Looop.
First, select the media element:
You have the option of pasting a video/audio link or uploading your own:
Enter the full URL of your video/audio file and hit save. Please note only public media can be used in Looop:
Uploading your own video/audio
You can also use Looop to host your own video/audio content.
Once you have created your video/audio (you can do this on your smartphone, tablet or using a free application on your computer) save it to your computer. Then you can upload it into Looop by clicking select video/audio file to upload:
When uploading your media, keep in mind Looop supports files of mp4, mov, avi, flv, wmv, ogv up to 1GB. Depending on the size of the file and your internet, this may take a little while.
Please do not navigate away from the page while your media is uploading.
Adding quizzes to your resource
Looop’s quizzes are auto assessable, you have the option of single select, multi select, open and free text.
In your resource, select the quiz element. You then need to choose which quiz option you would like to use:
Enter your question, and as many answers options as you like.
For single select and multi select you to need to tell the system which is the correct answer by selecting the circle to the left of the answer:
Users only get one opportunity to answer the question. Providing feedback to your learner is important to ensure you are anchoring the learning by advising the learner of the correct answer. (If you are allowing the user to retry then you may not want to use this feature):
You can set a passmark for your users by clicking on settings and setting the passmark as below:
If you wish you can also allow your users to retake the quiz, just turn the allow retry button on in settings:
This means if your users do not achieve the pass mark the first time around, they're able to retry until they pass.
Adding links to your resource
As well as adding hyperlinks into your text, you also have the option of choosing a link element:
This allows you to embed a link into your resource and is great for extra reading materials. To set this up, simply select the link element and enter the full link:
Click save and you'll see the link has embedded into the resource:
Click open page reader to view the article within the resource or open in browser to open the link in a new tab:
Adding files to your resource
Use the file element to add downloadable files to your resources:
We support a variety of files including Microsoft Office docs and PDFs.
To add your file, click select file to upload and choose your file:
You can also add text or an image that will appear with the file as below:
Adding iFrames to your resource
We've introduced iFrames to our resource content builder, which means you can now embed whiteboards from MIRO or screen tutorials from IORAD and any content that's embeddable from another sites.
To enable iFrames, head to account - customise. Scroll down to 'Allow iFrame embed?' and click yes:
You can then add domains into your allowlist:
Please note any domains you add in the resource that aren't added in the allowlist beforehand won't work.
To add the iFrame into your resource, go into edit resource and choose embed code from the elements box:
You can then add an embed code or paste the URL:
Click save and you'll be able to see the source:
Some sites like the BBC don't allow embedding sites within others due to licensing issues, so these links won't work.
If your URL doesn't work, please try using the iFrame embed source link without the iframe tag e.g. https://www.youtube.com/embed/3iiedDuzLs4 instead of: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3iiedDuzLs4" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Please also ensure the source includes double quotes ", not single quotes '.
Once you have built resources, why not share them with your team or users to get some feedback on how you can improve the content and find out what your team does and doesn't like.
You can encourage people to rate your resources and leave feedback within the resource (this is only available to the authors of the resource)
Create a Survey and share it with your team either directly, or using the campaign tool
When you have enough content, that feels like a course or a sequence, pull this into a Pathway
Don't forget to also check out what people are engaging in with the analytics tool