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Copying lessons from Global Lesson Bank

In case you are a group of institutes / enterprise clients who uses different Teamie instances / sites and want to be able to share lessons between the different Teamie sites, you can do it with the Global Lesson Bank. A Global Lesson Bank works similar to how lesson banks work in Teamie. Similar to how lesson bank allows you to copy and reuse any lesson that is shared publicly on your Teamie site, Global Lesson Bank allows you to copy and reuse any lesson that is shared globally across different Teamie sites that are linked to each other. The action of sharing a lesson to a Global Lesson Bank is referred to as "Pushing to Global Bank".

Lessons pushed to the global bank will have a copy created that will be independent of the original lesson. These cannot be edited in the global bank, though if the original lesson is edited the global bank copy can be updated through the Update action. Lessons can be imported into a classroom from the global bank which will create another independent copy of the lesson. This imported lesson can then be edited without affecting the global bank copy.

 

 This article will guide you on:

Accessing Global Lesson Bank

1. Click Sliding menu.

2. Under Banks section, click Global Lesson Bank.

3. You will see a list of lessons which have been pushed to Global Lesson Bank by other instructors. You will also see the Source of these lessons that means the site from which the lesson has been pushed (shared) with the global lesson bank along with the creator name.

The concept of global lesson bank is similar to the lesson bank in Teamie, the difference being the lessons shared to the global bank are accessible to other Teamie site(s) that are linked to your Teamie site.

4. Click the lesson title or view icon to open and read lesson content in a new tab.

5. The lesson will open in a new tab where you can see its table of content and author (Created By) details.

6. In order to search for a lesson, type in the lesson title in the Lesson Name text box.

7. The moment you enter some search term in the Lesson Name text box, system will start fetching the list of lessons based on your search.

8. In case, you want to see the list of lessons from a specific site or instance, then select the "Site" of your choice from the Source drop-down menu.

9. Once the filter is applied, you will see a list of all the lessons from that specific site that are pushed to the global lesson bank.

Pushing a lesson to Global Lesson Bank

For illustration purposes, we are pushing this lesson from a site named "Teamie Next" to the Global Lesson Bank.

1. Click Materials icon of the classroom to go to its materials listing page.

2. Select the lesson you want to push to the global lesson bank.

3. Click the lesson title to view its content before pushing it to the global lesson bank.

4. Click the Gear icon and then select Push to Global Bank.

 

You can also click the gear icon and select Push to Global Bank from the collapsed card / list view of any lesson from the materials page.

5. System starts pushing the lesson to the global lesson bank.

All the pages of a lesson irrespective of their status (whether published or draft) will be pushed to Global Bank.

You may also publish draft lessons to global bank. Draft lessons and draft pages will be considered as published (will be visible in the global lesson bank) after being pushed to Global lesson bank.

6.  You  will receive a bulletin board notification once the lesson is pushed to the global lesson bank.

7. Access the global lesson bank and click the pushed lesson title or view icon to open and read lesson content in a new tab.

8. The lesson will open in a new tab where you can see its table of content and author (Created By) details. Here, you will notice that the lesson pages which were in draft state has been considered as published after being pushed to the Global Lesson Bank.

9. Now instructors from other sites linked to the global lesson bank will be able to view and copy this lesson from the global lesson bank to their Teamie site. For instance, an instructor whose account is created on a site (linked to the global lesson bank) named as "Child Site 2" will also be able to view this lesson when he accesses the Global Lesson Bank.

Copying a lesson from Global Lesson Bank

For better understanding, lets consider the following scenario:

  • From Teamie Next site, an instructor (John Baur) has pushed a lesson called "Artificial Intelligence" to Global Lesson Bank.
  • Now, we will use another instructor (Antonio Karlo) whose account is created on Child Site 2, to copy this lesson (Artificial Intelligence) from Global Lesson Bank to his classroom.

1. Log into Child Site 2 as Antonio Karlo and click Materials icon of the classroom to go to its materials listing page.

2. On the materials listing page, you can find all the lessons and assessments of your classroom.

3. On the Materials page, hovering your mouse pointer over the empty space in between two resources or right below the last item or above the first item display, a +Add link. Click the +Add link to launch the context menu.

4. From the menu, click Copy lesson from Global Bank.

5. You will see a list of lessons which have been pushed to Global Lesson Bank by other instructors from linked Teamie sites.

6. Type in the required lesson's title in the Lesson Name text box. The moment you enter some keyword in the Lesson Name text box, system will start fetching the list of lessons based on your search.

7. In case, you want to see the list of lessons from a specific site or instance, then select the required "Site" from the Source drop-down menu. Once the filter is applied, you will see a list of lessons from that specific site.

8. Click the lesson title in case you wish to view its content before copying it in your classroom.

9. The lesson will open in a new tab where you can see its table of content and author (Created By) details.

10. Click Copy to make a copy of the selected lesson in your classroom.

11. Copying lesson process starts.

12. You will receive a bulletin board notification once this activity is complete.

13. Now, you can access the copied lesson from the materials page. By default, the lesson copied from global lesson bank would be saved as draft and won't be accessible for learners till you publish it.

Updating the global lesson bank copy of the lesson with changes from the original lesson

It is recommended to always update the global bank copy of the lesson from the original lesson before copying the lesson in your classrooms. This will ensure that you get the latest version of the lesson that you wish to copy to your classroom.

Let's consider the following use case:

  • An instructor (John Baur) pushed a lesson (Artificial Intelligence) having four pages to the Global Lesson Bank.
  • John then decides to add few more pages to the same lesson but has not pushed the recent changes made to the lesson to Global Lesson Bank. For example, John Baur has added one more page to this lesson.
  • Now, If an another instructor (Antonio Karlo), whose account is created on Child Site 2, accesses the Global Lesson Bank, then he will still see four pages in that lesson instead of 5 until he updates the copy of the lesson from the original copy.

In this article, we will demonstrate how to update the global lesson bank copy of the lesson to include changes made to the original lesson.

1.  Log into Child Site 2 as Antonio Karlo and access Global Lesson Bank.

2. Click the lesson title or view icon to view its content in a new tab. You will notice that the lesson contain four pages at the moment.

3. As explained earlier, instructor (John Baur) has added one more page to the same lesson. But the new page(s) won't be synchronised or pushed to the lesson present in the Global Lesson Bank.

4. Now, Antonio Karlo who is accessing Global Lesson Bank from another site "Child Site 2", will still see four pages until he/she clicks Update icon to update the Global lesson bank copy of that lesson from the original lesson.

5. Click Update icon to update the global bank copy of the lesson with changes from the original lesson present in the first site.

6. Updating lesson process starts.

The View, Update and Delete actions will be disabled when the Update action is in progress.

7. You will receive a bulletin board notification once the global bank copy of the lesson is updated.

8. Once the lesson is updated, click the lesson title or view icon to open and view lesson content in a new tab.

9. Now, you will notice that the lesson has been updated successfully and contain five pages similar to the original lesson.

Deleting a lesson from Global Lesson Bank

2. Click Delete icon of the corresponding lesson that you wish to delete.

3. A confirmation message appears. Click Yes to confirm the delete action, else click Cancel to go back to the Global Lesson Bank.

4. Clicking Yes will start the deletion process.

5. You will get a success message stating that the lesson has been deleted from the global bank.

6. The deleted lesson will no longer be visible in global lesson bank for you or other instructors.

FAQ's

Q1. I have deleted a lesson from the global lesson bank, will it be visible for other instructors who are accessing global lesson bank on other instances?

A. Once a lesson is deleted from the global lesson bank, it will no longer be available in the global lesson bank and you will need to push the lesson to global lesson bank again.

Q2. I have updated the global lesson bank copy of a lesson which was pushed to global lesson bank by the other instructor to bring the recent changes made in the original lesson. After updating, I noticed that I have become the author (or Created by) of that lesson whereas the lesson was created by other instructor. why does it happen?

A. When a lesson is updated, system deletes the earlier copy of that lesson from global lesson bank and creates a new copy of the same lesson in the global lesson bank. Due to this reason, the instructor, who is initiating the "Update" action, become the author (or Created by) of that lesson.

Q3. I have pushed a lesson containing five pages inside it to Global lesson bank and later added few more pages in the original lesson. Will those pages be pushed to global lesson bank automatically?

A. No. Any change made in the original copy of the lesson won't be pushed to global lesson bank automatically. To make it happen, you can push the lesson again to the global lesson bank.

Please note, if you a push a lesson after making some changes in the original copy of a lesson, then you will notice that global lesson bank has two copies of that lesson. So, it is recommended to delete the older copy of the lesson before pushing the updated / revised lesson again to the global bank. This will avoid confusion for other instructors.

Q4. What will happen if I delete a lesson from my classroom after pushing it to the global lesson bank?

A. In this case, the lesson will be deleted from your classroom but not from the global lesson bank as system creates a new copy for the lesson(s) which is being pushed to the global lesson bank.

Q5. What if i push a lesson to global lesson bank multiple times?

A. When the push action happens, the material will get copied to the global bank. Pushing multiple times will create multiple copies of that lesson in Global Lesson Bank.

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