What they Are and How to Work with Them
Every LeaderGuide Pro facilitator guide and participant guide is built from document parts. They help structure your document and organize your content.
Facilitator Guide Parts
The cover page holds two key items, your program name and your logo. The cover should only be one page.
The Great Circle Learning logo is on the cover a a placeholder. Once you customize our LeaderGuide Pro software your logo will appear on the cover.
Program Name is dynamically replaced by the program name you add when you are starting a new facilitator guide. And you can always edit it by returning to this page as you work in your document.
The Paragraph Marks are turned on in the example shown, so you are seeing the non-printing characters. These do not show in a printed document or in a PDF.
The acknowledgements page holds the copyright and revision date information, which repeats in the odd page footers, and any other information you choose to add to this page.
There is a section break on this page. Do not delete it. It helps control the headers and footers. You will not see the section break if you turn your Paragraph Marks off.
Table of Contents
The Table of Contents (TOC) builds for you. Do not type on this page and do not manually alter it.
To update the Table of Content click the Update All Fields button in the Controls group on the LGPro ribbon.
The TOC will automatically include all of your module and lesson names. Modules appear as TOC 1 and Lessons appear as TOC 2.
To include TOC levels 3 - 9 to this page use the Styles drop down menu in the Text/Table Formatting group to add Headings 3 - 9 to the content you want to see reflected in the TOC.
To change the fonts and other attributes of Headings 3 - 9, modify the Heading styles in the Style guide associated with the Collection in use.
The first two pages of the Getting Started module is a lesson that provides your trainers with basic information about how your leader guide is set up. This information can be customized when you create your custom collection. You can also choose not to include it in your Collection.
Your Program Name repeats in several places in the Getting started section, as indicated by the gray fields.
The Graphic Cues page shows the icons that may be in use in this facilitator guide.
The icons shown are based on the Collection in use. The example shown here is from the Elegant Collection.
The extra spaces in the icon grid are placeholders for your 15 extra custom icons, should you choose to add them.
This page is updated by LGPro when you customize your Block and ribbon icons in a custom Collection. And it is available as customizable part within your Collection, with the option not to include it.
Program in Perspective
The Program in Perspective page contains placeholders for important information about the specific course you are building. This ensures that this specific content is always found in the same place in every facilitator guide.
The two content blocks on this page with icons next to them, the Program Rationale and the Learning Objectives, are set to automatically extract to the Overview section of a Participant Guide if you do an Extract.
This page contains placeholders for important information about what the instructor must do to prepare to deliver this class. Trainers love the fact that this information is always found in the same place.
You can customize this page and allow it to become multiple pages if needed. You also have the option not to include it in your custom Collection.
Training At A Glance
The Training at a Glance (TAG) starts out blank other than the page name and the non-printing red text. Do not type on this page or manually alter it.
Click the TAG button to populate this page each time you add a new Module. The information that is added is drawn from your Module Overview pages. Use Update All Fields to update content on this page after you make changes on a Module page.
For the instructor the TAG serves as an advance organizer and a point of reference.
For you as the developer, the TAG helps you ensure that your instructional flow is correct.
Use the LGPro Go To navigation to view your Training At A Glance and use Word's CTRL+Click function to navigate back to any module listed.
The Training at a Glance marks the end of the Introductory Materials section of your facilitator guide. At the end of the TAG you will see non-printing red text and a section break. Do not delete or alter the red text or the section break because they help control headers and footers and other important functionality.
To eliminate this page, choose EXPRESS when starting a new facilitator guide. If you are already in a facilitator guide that includes a Training at a Glance and you don't want it, use the LGPro Special Extract function and Extract All into a new EXPRESS facilitator guide.
Module Overview page
This page contains placeholders the Module Name and the module's Goal, Time allotment, Overview and Materials Needed. The content you enter onto this page populates the Table of Contents, the Training at a Glance, and the Librarian Excel Registry record keeping function. To maintain the functionality of this page it is important that you either type information in or use Paste Special to paste in copied content. It is also important not to remove or add content blocks to this page.
For the trainer, this page serves as an advance organizer and details the current module's name, learning objective, time allotment, instructional flow and materials needed.
For developers, this page sets up the lessons that follow.
Do not delete or alter this page. You can customize it in your Collection by customizing the Module icons and the fonts, which are controlled by the Collection's Style Guide.
New Lesson page
A new lesson always starts on a new page. This page starts out blank, other than the placeholder for the lesson name.
And if it is the last page in your guidebook it also contains non-printing red text held within two bookmarks. If you don't see the red stuff turn you paragraph marks on. Always work before/above the red stuff. Do not delete the red stuff. Do not get tangled up in the red stuff.
The new lesson page is the start of your instructional canvas. You build this page by adding Content Blocks and populating them with content. As you add blocks the lesson will flow over to the next page, carrying over the Lesson Name heading.
A lesson is a table and should not be broken by paragraph marks unless it is necessary to add content to the page outside of the lesson content block format. The Continue Lesson button and the Flow Table button on the LGPro ribbon will help you manage lesson pages in terms of flow and the carrying over of the lesson name.
Participant Guide Parts
In addition to the Cover and Acknowledgements page and the Table of Contents described above, a participant guide contains:
This two-page starting point module is inserted automatically as a place holder for a welcome and the learning objectives. If the participant guide is built by extracting from a facilitator guide LeaderGuide Pro will automatically drop in the Program Rationale and Learning Objectives that are in the Program in Perspective section of the facilitator guide. If you don't want this module you can use the Librarian button's Delete Modules function to remove it.
NEW MODULE & NEW LESSON PAGE
Unlike a facilitator guide, a participant guide does not contain a Module Overview page. Instead the start of a new module is indicated by listing the module name at the top of the first new lesson page, as well as in the headers. As with a facilitator guide, the lesson pages are built with Content Blocks and managed the same way.