Authoring Basics

Introduction on creating exceptional microlearning content easily!

The platform has been created to support a wide range of templates that are super user-friendly and interactive. This makes it quick and easy for admins and authors to create new lessons in minutes!


Where do I start?

Use our public library

PowerPoint converter

Create a course from scratch

Authoring Tool

Add Content

Branding the Content

Course Image

Theme - color scheme, backgrounds, logos


Where do I start?

There are three ways to create content!

1. Import content from the course library

The content in the library is FREE. FREE I tell you.

Use our content off the shelf to deploy training immediately or use it as a 'template' for design inspiration.

2. Convert your PowerPoint

Use our PPT conversion feature by going to content > courses and clicking on 'Convert PPT > BETA Immediate Conversion'.

When you click 'Edit Content', it'll take you to our authoring tool to make more adjustments.

3. Create a course from scratch

EdApp lessons sit within courses. Courses are normally topics e.g. Fire Safety or Effective Communication. Lessons sit within courses. Slides make up a lesson that provides information and questions on the subtopic. Common templates include Content (Words, Images, Video), Knowledge Checks, Games, and Surveys.

Keep lessons to 10-15 slides, that's about 2-5 minutes of learning.

We want the information to be bite-sized for the learner!

Go to 'Courseware' > 'Courses' > 'Create Course' > 'Create Lesson' > 'Edit Content'

You will be given the option to create a standard lesson, Discussion, Assignment, or Virtual Classroom. Select 'lesson' for now!



Authoring Tool

The authoring tool has three sections:

1. Preview shows what the learner would see on their app. It changes in real time as the Admin updates the content panel.

2. Content is where authors edit the content of templates. Add text and multiple media types. Templates are customizable and give admins the flexibility to create all kinds of content!

3. Navigation allows you to rearrange/delete/add templates in the lesson.

Upon saving, if the lesson/course is published, updates are made instantaneously for your assigned learners

Adding Content

Step 1: Click 'add a new slide' and choose a template

There are 12 types of templates: 

Multiple Choice 
Import Slide

Try using an interactive slide every 2-3 content slides to test knowledge and add interactivity


Step 2: Add all content that is relevant to your lesson

Use a range of images, GIFs, Videos, and Narration to keep the learner engaged.


Branding Content 

Course Image

You can edit the Course Image with the Title and Course Description when you add a new course.

Keep the image simple! As the course title sits on top of the image.


Change the color scheme, and add a background image or logo by clicking on 'Theme' within the lesson.

CSS & Markdowns

CSS is a coding language. With this, you can change the buttons (and other stuff) to be more tailored. It's pretty advanced, but have a look at this guide if you're interested.

Markdowns are the tools to make your text bold, italics, underlined, etc.
For a cheat sheet, see this guide.

We've been told that EdApp is easy to pick up but hard to master. This should be enough to get ya going! If you think you've mastered the basics, feel free to look around our support site for other things you can do.

Adding 3rd Party Resources

You can attach resources to the course for the learner to reference. Here's a guide.

Adding scores

You can set minimum scores or a pass mark for a lesson. Here's a guide.