Creating Instructor-led Courses
Instructor-led courses are led by an instructor, have definite start and end dates, live sessions, and can include learning materials and tests. Instructor-led courses are not available in the Browse courses tab. The Instructor, Content Manager, or Course Administrator has to manage the course enrollments, add/remove the learners, and course attendance.
To create a new Instructor-led course, click on the Manage courses tab. Click on the Create course button and select Instructor-led course.
You will navigate to the Create course page, where the course title, course description, course category, sub category, course level, course image, start date, end date, and location can be entered. Select the participant limit and the instructor names and click on the Save button.
You will navigate to the Course Settings page, where you can specify the search tags (learners can search the course using these search tags) for the course, names of the authors/contributors, and choose whether a certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course. Click on the Save button to save the course settings. Click on the Next button to create units for the course.
A course is made up of one or more units. You can key in the name of the unit, enter a brief description about the unit (gives a clear understanding for the learners about the unit) and click on the tick button to save and start creating the course.
You can add contents, tests, assignments, and sessions to each unit. Click on the Add Unit button on the top right to add another unit.
Click on the Add content button to add the course contents.
Enter the content name and click on the tick mark to save.
You can add the course contents as text, video file, audio file, pdf document or image. All the text, video, audio, document, and image can be edited or deleted. Also, you can hold and drag the item to rearrange the course material.
Click on the Add test button to add a graded or guided test for this course. Guided tests are meant to reinforce the concepts and to help learners assess their understanding. Guided tests can be taken any number of times. It provides responses for every answer option, to let the learner know if the answer is correct or incorrect and why. For guided tests, you can click on the options which will guide you to the correct answer.
For graded tests, there is a pass criterion and limit on the number of attempts. The scores are recorded based on which the instructor can evaluate the learners. Refer to this article to learn more about creating tests.
Click on the Add assignment button to add an assignment for this course. Enter the assignment name, date on which the assignment is made available to the learners, number of days to submit the assignment, assignment description, learner declaration, and attachments to be provided to the learners. Click on the Save button to save the assignment for the course.
Click on the Add session button to add a session for this course. Enter session details such as title, description, date, start and end time, location, name of the instructors conducting the session, and session recording. Also, in the description box, you can add the webinar link and session recording url in the session recording text box when the session gets over. Click on the Save button to save the changes made.
Previewing the course
Click on the Preview button to review the course before publishing it. All the details provided under Course Settings and Course Information can be previewed in the Course Introduction section.
All the units and the contents/sessions/tests/assignments within it can be previewed sequentially or by clicking on the required section on the left side menu.
Publishing the course
Click on the Publish button to publish the course once it’s complete