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!

Contents

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 'templates' for design inspiration.

2. Convert your PowerPoint

Use our PPT conversion feature by going to courseware and clicking on 'Convert PPT'

Break up the PPT into smaller lessons.

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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!

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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 8 types of templates: 

1. Content - perfect for transferring knowledge and introducing new content to your learners for the first time.

2. Concept reinforce singular concepts by having your learners recreate and filter statements.

3. Multiple choice reinforces key concepts by having learners identify the correct answer from a pool of options.

4. Number ask number-based questions with templates designed from the ground up for numerical reinforcement.

5. Relationship reinforces the connections between related concepts with relationship templates.

6. Games deliver rapid-fire questions about any subject to reinforce concepts for learners.

7. Survey gathers feedback from learners about your lessons. Have them add ratings or offer suggestions for future lessons.

8. Advanced allows you to take your lessons further by unlocking advanced features for presenting your content.


For more information on the templates, please visit this section of the support site.

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 and videos and narration to keep the learner engaged.

 

Branding Content 

Course Image

These are the tiles that represent the course. Go to 'course settings', then 'display' to upload a picture.

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

Theme

Change the color scheme, 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 cheatsheet, 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.