One of the many strengths of Absorb is the ability to combine a wide variety of content types together to achieve a single learning outcome.
Absorb allows you to create two types of courses, online courses which are primarily used for the delivery of asynchronous web based content and Instructor Led Courses (also referred to as ILCs) that manage the scheduling of live training. These sessions can be in a physical classroom or an online meeting tool such a GoToMeeting or WebEx.
All courses can also include Course Uploads, a section inside courses that allows administrators to create and outline required items that a learner must upload in order to complete a course. This could include some written work or other material required to complete the course.
These online and live courses, along with the Course Uploads can be brought together using a curriculum. For example, you might choose to deliver an online course containing an Absorb assessment following an ILC. If you include ILCs in a curriculum, the user will be given the ability to select from options set up by an Admin, the specific date and time of the session that works best for them. You can then require they complete and upload a certificate from an external class. Once the Admin has reviewed the upload attached to the ILC, they can mark the blended program as completed.
You can also manage blended learning inside an online course by adding several different learning objects to its syllabus. For example, you could create an online course containing an .MP4 video, a Tin Can course, and a Course Upload that requires them to upload a final assignment. If the Course Upload has been set so that the Type is Certificate, the learners could be granted a certificate automatically upon completion of the upload of their final assignment.