LINCS Platform Functionality Guide: LLP

LINCS Learning Portal (LLP)


  • Learning Management Platform
  • Professional development training courses available for public use 
  • Partners may request to either 1) develop a brand-new course or 2) run a new ‘course section’. 

Creating a New Course

  • Partner submits request for new course shell
  • Partner course developers must complete LINCS Security Awareness training. 
  • After training completion, new course authors are granted access to course development instance (
    • Quotient creates user account
    • Quotient creates basic course ‘shell’. 
    • Quotient promotes new user account to “Teacher” -- giving them ability to author the course. 
  • Partner course author(s) build(s) the course, adhering to the guidelines as set forth by OCTAE in the Course Authoring Guide, and submits to OCTAE for approval. 
  • OCTAE submits course to DoEd 508 compliance office.
  • After course passes 508 compliance, OCTAE grants final approval 
  • Course migrated from development to production instance by Quotient.

New Course Section

  • A “course section” is a duplicate of an existing course with the intention of having a different group of students enrolled.  Comparable to section numbers of the same course in higher education.  
  • Partner submits request for a new course section 
  • OCTAE approves the addition of new course section 
  • Because a new section is a anonymized (no user data) “copy” of an already approved course, new section is created directly on production (
  • New course section is “hidden” from public until final OCTAE approval. 
  • If modifications are to be made on the new course section, the author must:
    • Contact OCTAE expressing the need to modify the course section
    • Complete LINCS security training 
    • Wait for Quotient to promote their account to “Teacher” to allow course editing 
    • Edit the course per the Course Authoring Guide
    • Notify OCTAE for final approval 
  • After final OCTAE approval, course will be either 1) made public, or 2) allow enrollment of specific users (for private courses) 

Private vs. Public Courses

  • Private courses are 
    • Hidden from public view
    • May only be accessed if user is specifically enrolled 
  • Public course are
    • Publicly displayed on the Learning Management System’s homepage (after initial login)
    • Typically are “self enrollment”; whereby the user may simply join the course and complete at their own pace. 
  • Both Private and Public Courses have to option to be either topic driven / self-paced, or time driven / week-based format.