Learning Content

Learning Content topics contain the actual learning content and related information like learning objectives or lesson duration.

Tip: You can append your technical topics like task topics, concept topics, or reference topics in Learning maps as Learning content references or reuse them in Learning Content topics. For more information, see Guidelines.


Learning Content topics can contain the following elements:
  • Learning Content element
    1. title element
    2. short description element
    3. Learning Content Body element
      1. Learning Introduction element
      2. Learning Duration element
      3. Learning Objectives element
      4. Learning Challenge element
      5. Learning Instruction element
      6. section elements
    4. technical specializations elements


title element
Entitles a topic, a section, or a container element.
short description element
Illustrates the topic purpose in two or three sentences (no more than 50 words). May provide content for tooltips and search engines.
Learning Content Body element
The main element of a Learning content topic.
Learning Introduction element
Provides the detailed description of a topic. It is useful if the short description element is not sufficient.
Learning Duration element
Contains a Learning Time element that specifies an estimated length of a course, module, or lesson.
Learning Objectives element
Lists the learning goals of a course, module, or lesson.
Learning Challenge element
Provides an example of an activity that learners should be able to address by the end of a learning unit.
Learning Instruction element
Provides details on the learning activity that you introduce.
section elements
Contains additional content.
Technical Specializations Elements
Enables you to embed task topics, concept topics, and reference topics.


Keep these guidelines in mind when creating Learning Content topics:

  • You can reuse the existing technical content by:
    • Reusing the technical content directly in the Learning Content Body element
    • Appending task topics, concept topics, and reference topics to Learning maps as Learning content references
  • If the reused content is not sufficient, you can add new learning content in the Learning Instruction element or section elements
  • You can use the section element to embed interactive activities specific to Learning Assessments


Figure 1. Learning Content Topic Example.

The following Learning content topic contains a section element that introduces new instructional content and reuses the task topic “Add Existing Content to a Map” by using the conref attribute.

Tip: Alternatively, the “Add Existing Content to a Map” topic can be appended to the Learning map on its own as a Learning content reference.
Learning Content Topic Example