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How to create a Custom Course using Course Builder
How to create a Custom Course using Course Builder

Learn how to use Course Builder to create and edit custom courses.

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Written by Micke Ahola
Updated over a week ago

In this article you will learn:

How to create a custom course with Course Builder

To start creating a new course, navigate to Course Builder by clicking on uLearn and selecting Course Builder from the dropdown menu.

To start creating a new course, click the Create Course button.

You will now be taken to the summary page of your new course. In here, you will be able to fill in your course's name and description, as well as upload a background image for it.

  • Course Title: Give your new course a name

  • Course Description: Provide an overview of your course to help users know what it's about

  • Course Icon: Choose an icon from the course by following the link below the text box

  • Course Background Image: Upload a background image for your course

  • Question Limit: By default, courses will show all questions you add to them. However, if you add a question limit here that is lower than the number of questions on the course, uLearn will automatically select questions from the course to fit the question limit. This is useful for ensuring that users get a different set of questions, making it harder for them to share their answers.

  • Randomise Question Order: Enable this to make the order of questions random

You will be able to edit these at any time by returning to the course summary page, so don't worry if you make a mistake or want to change them later!

Once you have finished filling in the course summary, click Create Course at the bottom of the page.

Congratulations, you have just created a custom course! In the next section, we will go through how to add slides to your new course, and actually fill it with content.

How to add slides to a custom course

Once you have created a new custom course, you will want to add some content to it.

As soon as you've created your custom course, you will be asked if you would like to start creating slides for the course.

Selecting No will save the newly created course in the Course Builder view where you can come back to it later to add content.

Selecting Yes will take you to the Edit Course view where you can add content.

In the Edit Course view, start by clicking Add Content. There are multiple different types of content that you can add to your courses on uLearn.

When you click Add Content, you are presented with a drop-down menu. From this menu, you can select the type of content you would like to add. Select 'Material' for now.

How to add content to custom course slides

Your new course now has its first slide. There are four buttons on each slide that allow you to edit, preview, duplicate and remove the slide. There is also a drag selector, allowing you to move around slides once you have more than one.

Click the Edit button to start writing content onto your slide.

The slide editing screen

This is where you can write your course material. Use the editing bar to format text or add images. There is also a Preview button to see what the slide will look like on the actual course.

Saving your changes

When you click Back to Course Content, you will be asked if you want to keep the changes you made to this slide. Click Yes to keep changes, No to discard changes, or Cancel to stay on the slide page. 

Adding questions

Now it's time to add a question to your course.

The questions on uLearn courses appear similarly to the slides on the course page itself. You can edit, remove, or drag around questions. You will also see the question text and whether it has been marked as correct.

To add a question click Add Content, and then select Question from the drop-down menu. 

Click on the Edit icon to type in your question.

Type the question you would like to appear on the slide.

Adding answers

Click on Add Answer to add the answer options to the question.

In the Answer section click the Edit button.

You will now see the Edit Answer window, which allows you to give the answer text, mark it as correct, and add feedback. The feedback text is the text that will be displayed if a user selects the question, whether it is correct or not.

Publishing changes

Changes you make to uLearn courses are saved in the Course Builder, but won't be published to users until you press the Update button. Clicking this button will immediately update the course for all users. 

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