eLearning Lessons in Smore

How To Add Your Content

Make a copy of the Template

If you are using Smore to build an eLearning lesson, your first step is to get a copy of the Smore version of the eLearning Lesson Template. First, sign-in to your Southwest Parke Smore account. (If you do not have an account under Southwest Parke, email Rachel to see if one is available.) Then follow the link below and click the button to make a copy of the flyer that you can edit.
Quick Tips for using Smore

Text

  • Replace template text [in brackets] with your own text.
  • Fill in other text.
Adding & Editing Text (Smore)

Files - PDF's, PPT, Audio (MP3), etc.

To include files in your lesson (PDF's, PPT, MP3's, etc.), you'll need to:


  • upload them into Google Drive
  • make sure the share settings are set to "anyone with the link" and giving the permission the students need to have (view, comment, edit)
  • copy the share link and add it as a link in your lesson


This is demonstrated in the Adding Links video below.

Links

  • linking to a website
  • linking to files in Google Drive
Adding Links (Smore)

Images

Adding Images

Videos

Adding Videos (Smore)

YouTube

If you are doing a video recording, I highly recommend that you upload it to your YouTube account. It will be easier to embed in your lesson. It will save you some frustrations if you sign in to your account and set up your channel first.


  1. Sign into YouTube with your school Google account
  2. Click upload
  3. When prompted, create your "channel"
  4. You will now be able to upload video files, from your computer or directly from programs like Screencast-O-Matic, to your YouTube channel.
Recording Your Own Video/Screencast

There are many tools available for video recording. If you're already comfortable with something, use it! If this is new to you, I recommend Screencast-O-Matic. It's free and relatively easy. Watch this video to learn the basics. Then follow the steps to upload your video to YouTube and find the URL to include it in your lesson.

Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial

Audio

These resources will help you if you are choosing to do an audio recording for your personal connection piece, or if you just want to include an audio explanation for students.


You won't be able to directly insert an audio file in Smore unless you use SoundCloud (which isn't free). The steps (demonstrated in the video below) are:


  1. Use Online Voice Recorder to make your audio recording.
  2. Save it to your computer.
  3. Upload it to Google Drive.
  4. Adjust the share settings so that anyone with the link can view.
  5. Place the link to your recording file in your lesson.
Adding Audio (Smore)

Embedding a Google Form

Embedding a Google Form

Get Your Share Link for Your Lesson!

Getting The Share Link & Submitting Your Lesson (Smore)

Need Help?

Contact me if you need to know how to add content not listed here, or if you have any questions or problems as you build your eLearning lesson!


The full Smore Course is also available to help you learn more about using Smore. Go get your badge! Once you've built this lesson and used it with students, you'll have earned it!