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."
This will open up the pathway editor.
To add content, click on "+ Add content." This will bring up a window where you can search for and select assets from the public library, your private content library, your organization's library (if you are associated with a content source), and your favorites to add to your pathway.
You can select as many assets as you wish from all available sources, and add them all to your pathway. You can also add assets one at a time.
You can also create new private content directly within the content selector by choosing "+Add new content." 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 would like to have two versions of a pathway. Can I copy a pathway and make the necessary changes?
Yes! You can clone any of your own private pathways, or any public pathway, in order to customize it for different learning contexts. The cloned pathways 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.
I set up a pathway and gave it a "private" setting. Will my students be able to access it once they open an account on LabXchange?
If your students have registered and have LabXchange accounts, they will be able to view private pathways (or other private content) when logged in. As the instructor, you will need to share the content link with the students. Individual users do not have the option to make content publicly available in the LabXchange library.