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.
Both team members and our wider community can contribute learning content to the LXP. At this time, the community contribution process is a work in progress, as the platform has not yet been launched to the wider community.
You'll find related processes for team members and community members interested in contributing content below.
|GitLab Team Members||Become a GitLab Learning Evangelist|
|Wider Community Members||Contribute to the LXP|
The EdCast platform does not require content to be reviewed before publishing for all learners. Similar to our contribution process to GitLab, we're building a contribution process that both enables learners to contribute and incorporates a system to check for accuracy and quality. In addition, democratizing learning in this way will enable diversity in the voices we hear from in the platform and alleviate an overwhelm of content upload that would otherwise be required of a few team members.
It's important for all content contributors to understand how learning material is created and organized in GitLab Learn. Review the following notes and videos to get a sense of how the platform is built and how content is shared with and discovered by users.
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 similar characteristics or learning interests.