Claro offers a full reference/citation system. The three main components that make up this system are:
Reference: Provides learners with details about the source of your information—things like the title of a work, name of the authors and/or publishers, date of publication, etc.
Citation: Citations are the link between text on your page and the Reference. Learners use these to view the reference information. Claro uses a number-alphabet citation system. When you assign a citation to a portion of text on a page, the citation is represented by a number that is linked to a chosen reference from the Reference Manager. Multiple citations of the same reference are represented alphabetically (1a, 1b, 1c). When a learner uses their mouse to hovers over or click the number, the reference information is displayed. Note that removing a citation from your course content merely removes the clickable link to the reference, the reference itself remains in the Reference Manager.
Bibliography: Provides learners with a complete list of all the references you cited in your course.
In order to cite a reference in your course you must first enter that reference into the Reference Manager.
To add a citation:
- Enter editing mode of a text element by double clicking the text element.
- Highlight the section of text requiring a citation. Select the Citation icon from the Home tab. If you are adding a second or subsequent citation, you are given the options to either add a new citation, or edit the existing citation. Select Add Citation.
- From the Manage References panel select the reference you wish to cite, and click Cite.
Note: You can search for a specific reference by typing key words (ie: author’s name, title, etc.) into the Search field located above the list of references. Filter your search by selecting the Current Course or All from the top left of the Manage References panel, or select the Add Reference button to add a new reference to cite.
- The Citation Information panel allows you to attach a label with any additional details specific to the citation. Select Submit.