A ‘Part’ is an element that your page is built up from. For instance I can have a page with a text part, an image part, or a whole variety of different parts, multiple images, questionnaires, videos and interactions.
You can add as many, or as few as you like to a page and in whatever order you like!
This video will show you more about Parts:
There are several different Part categories in Elucidat:
Text elements are sections that you can add your Project text to, there are a few different types of Text Elements:
Page Name - This will add a text area which will automatically be populated with your Page name when viewed in Preview.
Project Name - This will add a text area which will automatically be populated with your Project Name when viewed in Preview.
Introductory Text Box - This will add an editable text area with a large font size.
Text Box - This will add an editable text area with a standard font size.
Media and Imagery
Client logo - This will add an image field which will automatically be populated with your logo, you can choose your logo by adding it in the Styles panel.
Image - This will add an editable image area which can be edited in Author view using the Image icon.
Image that covers area - This will add an editable image area which will expand to fit the contained you have chosen.
Audio player - This adds an Audio player which can be edited in Author view using the Audio icon.
Video player - This adds a Video player which can be edited in Author view using the Video icon.
Branching video - This adds a Video player which can be edited in Author view using the Video icon, this part allows you to create a video which uses Branching to create a non linear experience, click here for more information about how to edit this Part.
Menu/link pages - With menus when your learner clicks on a button you are taken to a new page within your course. These are a useful tool for non-linear learning.
Hotspot - Hotspots page types contain buttons which launch pop up windows. These are especially useful for information heavy pages. Splitting your information down into smaller chunks greatly helps your Learner to take in information, they work especially well on mobile phones, where screen size is limited.
Buildup - With this page type, you press on the first item, which then reveals the 2nd, then pressing on the 2nd reveals the 3rd, and so on. A nice way of explaining consequences of actions to Learners for instance.
Flipcards - A great tool for memorisation - pressing on the Flashcard turns it over to reveal the other side.
Accordion - The accordion page type has buttons which, when clicked, expands to reveal a panel below that can have text and images in. Great for breaking up large chunks of text based content.
Tabs - The tab page type, similarly to the concertina has buttons which, when clicked, reveal a panel that can have text and images in. Great for breaking up large chunks of text based content.
Carousels - A carousel is an interactive sequence of quite visual slides. They are often used as Image Galleries on the web. Within our induction course, we use them with pictures and quotes from staff members.
Timeline - With this page type your learner can click hotspots on the Timeline to get more information about your subject.
This allows you to add a Knowledge check to your page, click here to view all of the different Knowledge checks that are available in Elucidat.
This allows you to add one of our Survey Tools to your page, there are four Survey tools that you can add, click the tool you would like to learn more about:
Learner Text Input (single line input/multiple line input).
Free text - This creates a part that allows your learner to add free text to your Project, this text can then report to your LMS as a question (if your LMS accepts these statements and if you have created the part in version 5 upwards of the standard Elucidat themes). You can lock the page until the user has responded to the free text by selecting the ‘Page setting’ of ‘User opening ALL PARTS of the page’ and choosing ‘Prevent progress until complete. Free text answers can also be seen in your Analytics.
This allows you to add a button to a page, there a variety of different button types:
Button Holder - This part will allow you to create a customised button holder which you can add multiple buttons to by using the ‘Add here’ buttons:
Image Card with Hotspot launcher - This part will show the learner more information in a pop up when clicked
Image Card with Link - This part will direct your learner to a page or external link when clicked, you can choose where this part links to using the ‘Link’ control when in ‘Author’ view.
Text Card with Hotspot launcher - This part will show the learner more information in a pop up when clicked
Text Card with Link - This part will direct your learner to a page or external link when clicked, you can choose where this part links to using the ‘Link’ control when in ‘Author’ view.
Animated icons Alert/Error/Success - This part will add an animated icon to your page, the icon will animate when displayed on the screen.
Container content width - A Container is a box that you can add additional Parts to, this options adds a container that is equal to your content width:
…this means it will adapt to the width that has been chosen here in your Style:
Container full width - A Container is a box that you can add additional Parts to, this option adds a container that is equal to the full width of your project:
Drag anything - This adds a container in which you can drag and resize items using the ‘Size’ and ‘Move’ icons, please note that content created in this way will not work responsively unless you make changes using the ‘View mode slider’ in Author view.
The columns options allow you to create responsive column layouts, you can create 2 and 3 column layouts;
Vertical Spacer - Adding a ‘Vertical Spacer’ provides a section that can be vertical resized to space out your content using this ‘Size’ control:
We fully encourage experimenting with Elucidat’s Layout designer to create fun new interactions.
We try and ensure that all Parts work well together, but due to the extensive possibilities, please note that not all Parts combinations will be compatible.
When you click the ‘Add here’ button, we will display all of the Parts that are compatible with that specific Part.
For example here are the Parts that are displayed if I click the ‘Add here’ button in a ‘Tabs top’ Part:
…and here are the Parts that are displayed if I click the ‘Add here’ button in my Project Header:
…these are the Parts that we are certain will be compatible with the area you have chosen.