We would like to add the SOP (a Word document) for each department to the library for learners to have access to for reference. Is there an existing way to do this, or is it in the works?
There is not a way to upload a Word document to appear in a course slide, but you do have the options below. Let me know if any of the options below will work for what you are trying to do.
I hope one of these options work for what you are trying to do. If not, then you may want to submit a feature idea in the community.
We use Bridge for a great deal of document storage as often employees are in either customer facing situations or on the phone with a customer and need to be able to access a quick reference document. We explored the options above as well, but most of our SOPs are built as courses in Bridge and the original document is in the attachments. In some cases we converted our Word documents into PowerPoints and uploaded them to Bridge as PowerPoints, exported them as PDFs and put them in the attachments. We also used the Tags to create an SOP tag, so if a learner has to browse for a topic it's a little easier for them to find the SOP they need.
Thank you for your response, we have attached the SOP as a pdf file, but the learner will have to "complete" the course to have access to it. It feels a bit cumbersome. I would like to have it in the library as reference document to stand alone.
In December 2017, we pushed out a new feature, which will allow you to add attachments to a course slide. It probably still doesn't help your situation, since you just want the PDF to show in the learning library, but I just wanted to let you know that inline attachments is available.
Attachments can be added to course and checkpoint content using the media upload icon. This new feature allows resources to be shown directly in a course slide or in checkpoint instructions. Learners can download the attachment by clicking the attachment title or the download icon.
As you've seen, this is not an option unless an Embedly option is available for the resource.
You can add the Word doc as an attachment, as you have.
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