Knowledge Streams provide channels that can keep learners up-to-date with content related to the subject of their Stream. Streams allow stream owners to distribute periodic updates and micro-learning content to learners and monitor their progress from when they subscribe. A Stream continues to flow with content updates to users, is ongoing, and does not involve scheduling.
Streams offer quick periodic updates that are:
- Rapidly created
- Interactive and engaging
A Stream continues to flow with content updates to users as long as they are "subscribed". Streams are ongoing and do not involve scheduling.
Instructors can see the subscribers' engagement level in the Knowledge Stream. Engagement is calculated from the time each member joined. Users who have subscribed to the Stream are not expected to complete all content updates that were distributed in the past, even though all previous content is accessible to and searchable by all Stream members. Their engagement measures their completion of content items from the time they were subscribed to the Stream. Stream members see the Stream indicator on their homepage as well. When they drill down, they see the content items in the Stream and a progress bar on each content item.
Who can Create
Instructors with course creation permissions create streams. These streams reside in the instructor's space, and the instructor manages the learners for those streams independently.
Steps to create a Knowledge Stream
Creating a stream is a three-step process: (1) Create, (2) Add content items, and (3) Enroll learners. This article will guide you through the entire process.
Step 1: Creating a Stream
Start with creating a new stream and filling in the course details.
Step 2: Add content items and Learning materials
Streams are made of content items, which can include a combination of content and interactions. Learning materials can be uploaded to the courses and are available for your learners to download.
Step 3: Enroll learners
Users can be enrolled in a stream as soon as it's created, but we suggest enrolling them once you've configured the course and added all the training materials.