You use the VMware Learning Platform Content Engine interface to import and manage manuals used with hands-on labs.

Instructional Content

Typically, a technical course instructor or subject matter expert (SME) writes instructional content for a lab using an authoring tool such as ScreenSteps or Microsoft Word. After the content is written and any translations are finished, you use the Content Engine to import the technical content into VMware Learning Platform.

After you have imported your manual and translations, you can make modifications with the Content Engine editor.

You can use a PDF file as a lab manual by importing it as a resource file. See the VMware Learning Platform Tenant Administration Guide for more information.

Language Support

You can use the Content Engine to make multiple, translated drafts of a manual available to your tenant. When an end user starts a lab, the lab console defaults to the language version according to that user’s language preferences. Language preferences are set using the My Profile option on the lab console.

Content Engine Workflow

Typically, you complete the following tasks to add a lab manual:

  1. Create a lab manual project. Think of a lab manual project as a kind of container for lab manuals.

  2. Upload or import instructional content. The result is an instance with an imported status. You can upload instructional content from your local machine or import it from the ScreenSteps authoring tool.

  3. Optionally, upload or import additional content in different languages. This language support is one of the most useful features of the Content Engine.

  4. Promote an imported instance to be a draft. A draft is an intermediate status that allows you to check instructional content before publishing.

  5. Publish drafts to make them available to your tenant administrator. Once available, an administrator can then use the Tenant Admin UI to associate a manual to a lab.