SnackBox beta

by Marin Franković on 10 July, 2009

SnackBox beta


  • offers an easier way for customers to find and view snacks
  • opens up snack creation to the Microsoft Learning Community

There’s a vast resource of knowledge out there – MCT’s, MCP’s and others who are eager to share their expertise.

The SnackBox platform is the launch pad for community authoring in the online products space. SnackBox does for online learning what the Learning Marketplace does for classroom training. The combination of the Learning Content Development System (LCDS), the Snack Converter, and now the SnackBox platform enables the community to build and publish Silverlight Learning Snacks. Learners, after signing in to SnackBox, can rate the snacks published by both MSL and the community.

Learning Snacks fill a vital spot in the community authoring strategy for MSL. Using our own authoring, publishing and hosting tools, Learning Snacks and SnackBox enable the community to create online learning without having to be an e-learning expert because all of the instructional design and production elements are baked into the experience. And SnackBox is provided free of charge. This is industry-leading work in the community authoring field of online learning.

SnackBox Highlights

Provides an easy way to browse and find Microsoft Learning and community- created snacks.  SnackBox uses the same browse terminology as Learning Manager.

Lets the Microsoft Learning Community easily create snacks using the LCDS and Snack Converter tool.

Distinguishes between community produced and Microsoft produced Snacks

Allows users to rate snacks

Allows us to highlight top community contributors

Let’s us feature top snacks on the SnackBox home page

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