Content in the LXP is created using a handbook first approach to learning. This means that all learning content that users can access in the LXP can be found in the handbook. A handbook first approach to learning in the LXP ensures:
The steps for how to contribute content to the LXP outlines examples of how users can create handbook first learning content.
EdCast organizes content in the LXP in three major types of content buckets. When contributing to the LXP, it's important to consider which of these three types might be best to organize content and guide learners to their learning objectives.
SmartCards are the basic unit of information in the LXP. They are used to direct learners to explore specific pieces of content in the handbook, watch recorded videos, or complete quick knowledge checks and assessments. Content in the LXP is built and arranged with SmartCards.
A Pathway is a collection of SmartCards organized as a learning path.
A Journey is a structured sequence of SmartCards and Pathways.
Content in the LXP is organized using the following structures. Learners use these structures to discover new content.
Carousels are horizontal containers of related channels or content assets.
Channels are the principal way in which content (SmartCards, Pathways, and Journeys) are broadcast to learners throughout the LXP. Channels can be customizable based on the vision of the learners using the LXP.
Groups are a collection of people with a similar characteristic or learning interest.
The GitLab team uses GitLab to organize and collaborate on the contribution of content to the LXP. All related issues can be found in the LXP Contribution GitLab project, managed by the L&D team.
The table below should be used as a reference for suggested handbook sections where learning content can be uploaded. If you aren't sure where to contribute learning content in the handbook, please review the main handbook page or contact the Learning and Development team at
firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
|Content||Suggested Handbook Location|
|Leadership: emotional intelligence, coaching, and all other factors that contribute to growing and developing as a leader at GitLab||Leadership Handbook|
|Communication: effective communication strategies, remote commiunication, and any additional content that contributes to strengthening asynchronous and remote communication skills||Communication Handbook|
|Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: inclusivity trainings, strategies for developing a sense of belonging, and content related to implementing DIB initiatieves||DIB Handbook|
Note: In order for content contributions to be reviewed by the appropriate GitLab team, all information on the issue template must be addressed. GitLab team members may ping you to address content gaps or answer questions about your contributions.
|Contributor Audience||Team Approval||GitLab Label|
|GitLab Team Members||L&D Team||
|Sales Team||Field Enablement||
|Wider GitLab Community||Community Relations Team||
To learn more about the admin review and approval process of contributions to the LXP, please review the LXP admin section of the handbook.
Note: At the GitLab team's discretion, individual contributors may be given permissions to upload content to the LXP.