What is a pathway?
LabXchange allows users to combine and remix assets into short, contextualized learning experiences that we call pathways.
How do I create a pathway?
First, use the menu in the top left-hand corner to navigate to your Dashboard. You will see your Learner Dashboard. If you are an Educator, you will also see a toggle to select your Educator Dashboard. You can create a pathway from either dashboard.
Click on "Create new content," then select "Pathway."
To add content, click on add content (+). This will bring up a window where you can search the public library or your private content library for assets to add to your pathway.
You cannot add or create content in this view. This article will help you learn how to add other types of content to your private library, which you can then include in your pathways.
Your pathways will not be shared to the public library. However, you can share a direct link to your pathway or share it in a class you create.
How do I change the order of items in my pathway?
You can move items up and down in the pathway using the arrows located above and below each number on the left. You can remove an item by clicking the trash can icon on the lower right of each item tile.
Can I add notes to items in my pathway?
Yes! Click the asterisk on the right of each asset.
A window will open that allows you to customize learning objectives and notes for each item.
How long should my pathway be?
It's up to you! The length of your pathway will depend on your learning context and the learning objectives you have for your learners. We recommend including anywhere between 6-15 assets in a pathway.
I found a public pathway that would work well for my class. Can I copy it and make a few changes?
Yes! You can clone a public pathway in order to customize it for your own learning context. The cloned pathway will be saved to your private library.
When you find a pathway you would like to clone, click the menu at the upper right hand side of the description and select "Clone." You can then edit it following the instructions above.
You can also clone a private pathway, the URL of which was shared with you by another user, in the same way. It will include any private assets created and included by that user.