Course Settings Configuration

Setting configuration at the course level

Contents

Navigation
Access Rules
     Access Dates
     Universal Access
     Prerequisites
Display
Briefcase
Engagement
Completion
    Course Completion Certificate
    Additional Options
More Tab

 
Navigation

1. Click into the course
2. Select 'Edit'
3. Click on 'Course settings' 



Access Rules Tab

The Access Rules tab is divided into three sections: 1) Access Dates, 2) Universal Access, 3) Prerequisites.

Access Dates

Due date - admins and authors can enable this option to make the course due on a date 
Mandatory course - when this is enabled, the course moves to the top of the learners' course list 
Date determine when this course can be accessed - access start dates are no longer supported but you can still input a date that will determine until when the courses can be accessed

Universal Access

Universal Access is enabled by default.

When Universal Access is disabled, admins will be prompted to select which User Groups they are assigning the course to. 

This is only accessible to users with Pro plans.

Prerequisites

The users must complete a certain lesson before they have access to this course. The user will see a small lock symbol on the content until they have completed the prerequisite material. They will also have a prompt of what is required for them to unlock this course. Anything in the right table will be a prerequisite to the lesson that the Admin is configuring.

Display Tab
The 'Display' tab on the course settings allows you to upload a course image and change the course image text. You may click on 'Theme' to edit how your courses and lessons look.

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Course Image – This image represents your course and displays in the learner's app and the admin portal. Recommended: 1000 x 600px.

Course Text – Your course title and description will appear on top of your course image in the app.

Here is an article on Course Level Branding: Course Theme

 

Briefcase Tab - Utilizing EdApp's Briefcase feature to attach additional resources to your courses is made easy with these steps. 

EdApp’s Briefcase feature allows you to attach additional resources to your courses so that users can download on their own devices. You can add PDF documents, images, video, PowerPoint presentations, and Keynote or Pages documents. This post covers how to effectively utilize our Briefcase feature.

1. Navigate to the Course page and click on 'Briefcase' tab

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2. Click '+ Create a new document' button

3. You will be redirected to the briefcase document page. Specify a title before uploading a document.

4. It is always helpful to add a description for the content of the document as well to indicate what the users will be looking at. 

5. Upload a file by clicking on 'Click or drag a file here' button or drag and drop the document into the 'Add Your Document' area of the page

The document size limit is 60MB

6. Once the document is uploaded you can replace it by dragging and dropping a new document into the  'Add Your Document' area of the page. You may also delete the document by clicking on the 'Remove' button.

7. If necessary, you can set Document Prerequisites to prevent the learner from viewing the document until specific lessons of the course are completed. 

8. Make sure to publish this so learners can access it. Changes will be saved automatically.

The document will automatically be on draft unless changed by the admin

9. If you need to attach another document to the course’s briefcase repeat steps 3-10. 

In the example below, you can see that the briefcase document named "Example" is yet to be published, because there's a tag beside it that tells you so.  

10.You can remove briefcase documents at any time by interacting with the 'trash can' icon beside each document titles.

11. The learner will now have access to the published Briefcase documents.

 

Engagement Tab

On the Engagement tab, you can enable a leaderboard for the course. Course leaderboards can be advantageous over normal leaderboards as learners may all be assigned to different amounts of content. Normal leaderboards will count any scores that are earned during that time, whereas course leaderboards will only count the scores earned on that course.

You can also enable Brain Boost for this courses through this tab. All you would have to do is click on 'Boost Slides'

Note: Brain Boost feature is only available for users in Pro Plans.

If you want to remove the course leaderboard this can be done by going back to the course 'engagement' tab and disabling the leaderboard.


Completion Tab

The completion tab enables Admins to set a number of different requirements on the course for it to count as completed for a learner. 

Standard completion – learners must fulfil the lesson completion requirement in order for it to count towards the course completion

Simple open – learners only need to open the lesson for it to count towards the course completion

All lessons count equally – the course will be completed once the learner completes a certain percentage of the lessons. By default, the percentage is at 100% but this can be changed if the admin requires. If left at 100% then all lessons will need to be finished for the course to be complete.

Specific lessons are required – this will dictate what lessons are required to complete a course. Once clicked, there are two tables that admins can toggle lessons within the course between. Any lessons on the left will be optional (and therefore will not be required for completion) and lessons on the right will mandatory to completing the course.

Any type of lessons created after this is implemented will automatically fall in the left table, so admins must be careful to move them across to the right if they want all lessons to count toward completion.

Completion certification – these are first set up in 'App Settings' but then are enabled per course depending on what courses Admins would like learners to receive certificates for.

Admins may select which Certificate template they want this course to use. They may also view which of their users have received a certificate by clicking on 'View awarded certificates'. 

By clicking on 'Manage certificates', admins will be brought to the App Settings where they will be able to customize their Certificate templates. 

Here is an article about configuring Certificates: Certificates

 Additional Options 
Admins may enable the next lesson button which will allow user to advance to the next lesson within the course. 

More Tab

Copy to course collection - In the more tab, Admins are able to copy the course into another course collection. The course collection must be created before trying to copy courses into it otherwise the course will not be able to be copied anywhere. The briefcase documents will also be copied over when the course is copied.

*Useful to note – when a course is copied, all the lessons within the course and the course itself are automatically drafted so the admin can reconfigure the settings on the copied version of the course.

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Translated versions of the course can be linked in this section of the course configuration. This feature is explored in more detail in the next few pages. 

Read more about Translations here: Translations


Overwrite Text Resources - this feature allows admin to download the text resources of the course and upload an updated version to overwrite course content. 

Here is an article with a step-by-step guide on how to use this feature: Overwrite Text Resources