You now have your own instance of the course template. Note that the content itself is not editable (as it is part of a curated Course Template, i.e., intended to be delivered precisely as created by the course developer), however as the instructor in charge of delivering this course to learners, you do have the following permissions and responsibilities:
In this article, you will find:
1. Course Scheduling (optional)
Configuring the course schedule allows you to control when learners can start a course and how much time they have to complete it, depending on your needs.
To access the configure the Course Scheduling feature:
- Click More.
- Select Course Scheduling.
- Select the course state and dates.
- Fill in the days to complete the course(optional).
- Tick Hide this course from learners once it has ended (optional).
Courses can be in one of three states:
- Planned - The course is available in a selected timeframe.
- Active- The course is available to learners assigned to the course
- Ended - The course is no longer available
Days to complete the course (optional)
You can also optionally define the number of days the delegate must complete the course from when they joined it. For example, if you set seven days to complete, any learner assigned to it will have seven days to complete the course from the time they joined it. Tick the box if you wish to hide this course from learners once it has ended.
2. Set Content Item Due Dates and Scheduled Lock/Unlock (optional)
You may configure each Content Item within your course Due Dates and automatic/manual locking and unlocking of content.
To configure the behavior of each content item in your course, enter the course and then click on the three dots icon on the relevant content item, and then Settings:
In the Content Item Settings page you can:
- Give your learners a deadline for completing this content item by setting a Due Date and configuring learner reminder settings:
- Control when your learners have access to this content item by setting the Content Availability with manual or scheduled Lock/Unlock:
3. Set a Learning Path (optional)
Setting a learning path allows full control over how your learners will go through the course content.
To create a learning path, enter your course, and click the flag icon to define a Learning Path with completion and/or score thresholds as pre-requisites for unlocking the next item in the path:
Set the desired requirements for passing from one item to the next, and click Save. You should now see a line connecting all Content Items that are part of your Learning Path:
When your learners enter the course, they will notice that Content Items that are not unlocked yet have a lock icon on them, indicating that they are not accessible yet:
Section-level Learning Paths
- One option is to define a single Learning Path for the entire course (i.e., learners will have to start from the first item and work their way through the whole system, unlocking the next Content Item every time they complete an item while fulfilling the configured completion/score requirements.
- Another possibility is to define multiple Learning Paths at the level of course sections or sub-sections - making it possible for the learners to start in several parallel sections of the course and work their way into each section in parallel.