Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What Is SkillsCommons

Answer: SkillsCommons is a repository. It is not an LMS. If you have courses built in an LMS, they can be exported in a zip file and then uploaded into SkillsCommons.

Note that you may want to export your course in both an LMS-specific format and the IMS Common Cartridge format, if your LMS offers the option.   You can then submit both sets of files.  The LMS-specific format will provide the highest fidelity when someone imports the content into the same LMS brand at their institution.  The Common Cartridge format may provide the best option when importing into an LMS that is different from the one where the export was made.

Answer:  No. SkillsCommons does not enroll students in courses or offer credit. SkillsCommons is a repository containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

Answer: Yes. The simplest way to handle this is to save a copy of your materials with “draft” in the file name when you upload your materials. Once the review process has been completed you can remove “draft” from the file name and upload the materials to SkillsCommons.