Creating a Course | Levelup LMS

Creating a Course

Let us look at what you need to do to create a course 

  • Click on the Admin’ section on the home page 
  • Click on ‘Create New’ Button near the top right corner of the screen 
  • When you click on the button, you get options to create a course, track, or sequential track. Click on ‘Course’ 

Here you would need to enter the basic details of the course. 

  • Enter a Title for the Course. This is a required field 
  • Enter a Short Description for the Course.  
  • Next, provide a long description of the course.  
  •  Now choose a department. The course could only be accessed by people who belong to the set department.  
  • Next, you would need to enter the Version of the Course. You can create different versions of the same course and only Publish the ones that you want. 
  • Add tags making it easier for users to search and find the most relevant courses.  
  • At the next step, you will find a set of toggle switches, which would allow you to do the following: 

             1. Choose whether to offer certification upon completion or not. 
             2. Choose whether to make enrollment necessary, or not.  Choose if you want to enable video seeker for your videos.  

TIP: If you feel that learners need to go through the entire course, you can set the video seeker off. 

  • Now, we come to the Images Section. You can upload the image in JPG, PNG, WEBP and other formats. The dimensions of the image should be less than 614×340 pixels. 
  • Similarly, upload a thumbnail image which should be less than 366×204 pixels. 
  • Once you are done, scroll back to the top and click on ‘Save as Draft’ to save the course. 

PLEASE NOTE: Drafts are not visible to learners, only to admins. To make the course visible to learners, you would need to ‘Publish’ it. To do that, you would need to Add a Chapter. However, before you move towards creating chapters and uploading course material, make sure that you save the course as a draft. 

Adding Chapters to the Course 

Once you have saved the Course as Draft now: 

  • Click on ‘Add New Chapter’ on the ‘Edit Course’ Page. 
  • You would be redirected to a new page, “Create Chapter”. 
  • First, add a Title for the Chapter. 
  • Next, enter the sequence number. If it is the first chapter of the course, then the sequence number should be ‘1’. If it is the second chapter, it should be ‘2’ and so on. 
  • Click on ‘Save’ button located just above the ‘Title’ field. 
  • Once the Chapter is saved, the option to add course material to the chapter will be available. To do this, click on ‘Add New Material’. 
  • The ‘Create Material’ Box will open on the right.

      (a) Start by entering a Title for the Material.

      (b) Next, add the sequence number. Please note that this sequence will be followed within the chapter only 

      (c) Select the ‘Material Type’ from the dropdown. You can choose between the following course materials: 

             1. Video – in MP4 format. 
             2. YouTube Video – you can add the URL of the video or its embedded URL. 
             3. Text – you can simply write a piece of text. 
             4. Document – upload Excel spreadsheets, MS Word Documents, PowerPoint Presentations or PDF documents. 

      (d) As soon as you choose the type of material you want to upload, you will get the option to browse files on your computer and click on ‘Open’ to upload
            the file.
 

  • NOTE: If you are uploading a document or presentation, enter the number of pages in the document or presentation. Ensure that you are entering the correct number. For uploading a video or YouTube URL, this step does not apply. 

      (a) When you are done, click on the ‘Save’ button beside ‘Create Material’ 

  • Next, you will need to add a ‘Knowledge Check.’ 

What is a Knowledge Check? 

A knowledge check is a tool that helps learners to actively review what they have learned from the course. You can choose between text, MCQ, True/False, Ordered List, Match List, Fill in the Blanks. It is like an exam, where the learner must give an answer to a question. However, unlike an exam, they can check the answer, allowing them to determine how effectively they have retained the knowledge. 

  • To create a Knowledge Check, click on ‘Add New’ beside Knowledge Check. 
  • Choose the type of Knowledge Check. 
  • Choose whether the question will have one single answer or multiple answers. 
  • Type in the Question and fill in the answers. 
  • If you wish, you can also add an image to the ‘Knowledge Check’. 
  • Click on ‘Save’ on top of the Knowledge Check box. 
  • Click on ‘Update’ to Save the chapter. 
  • Creating a chapter is not complete until you add an exam for assessment. Let us find out how you can add an exam to the chapter. 

Adding an Exam 

  • To create an Exam, click on create Exam. 
  • You will be redirected to the Exam page. 
  • You will be able to add questions to the exams and change the settings. 
  • Here are some of the settings that you can change: 

            1. Choose whether the learner can retry the exam once they have failed.
            2. You can set a passing mark for the exam. You can also choose whether the passing mark will be displayed to the candidate at the start of the
                exam.
 
            3. Choose whether the exam is timed or not. 
            4. You can also choose whether each individual question will have different weightage. 
            5. The system also allows you to randomize the order of questions so to make things more challenging. 

  • Once you are done setting the changes, you can proceed towards adding the questions. 
  • To do that, click on ‘Add Questions’ 
  • You need to select the question type. You can choose between text, MCQ, True/False, Ordered List, Match List, Fill in the Blanks. 
  • Type in the question, the options (if applicable) and the right answer.  
  • If you wish, you can also add images to the question. 
  • Once you are done, you can click on ‘Save’ to save the question. 
  • You can also add multiple questions. 
  • After you are certified with the Exam, go back to the Course page. 

Publishing the Course 

Now, all that is left is to publish the course. To publish the course, Navigate back to the Edit Course page. 

  • Click on Publish at the top right corner of the page. You can also save it as a draft and revisit it later to make changes. 
  • Your course is now published!