Let's look at how courses are organized in the LMS.
- Courses are grouped into course sets.
- The course is created in the LMS and is the shell or “home” your SCORM Object will be loaded into.
- Your SCORM Object (zip file) is the output of your authoring software such as Knowledge Anywhere's Course Builder , Adobe Captivate, or Articulate.
It is important that we distinguish these terms from each other. Course sets are a group of individual courses. For example, you could group your courses into a sub-topic (syllabus) or a course set could include all the different language versions of the same course.
Creating a Course
Uploading your content into the LMS is extremely simple. In this section, let's walk through setting up and uploading your first course.
- Make sure your course meets the requirements stated in the course compatibility section. Your course should be in zip format.
- Log in to the LMS using your administrator account and navigate to Manage Courses under the courses tab.
- Click on the Add New button to create our new course in the LMS. This will create the home for us to upload our SCORM object into (course zip file).
- Fill out the form:
- Online Course: The most common course type. Allows you to upload your SCORM-compliant online course.
- Classroom Course (Instructor Led Training): Use this type for classroom courses or webinars. This course type includes a registration feature that can be used to monitor and confirm attendance.
- Self-Study Course: Use self-study courses to distribute static documents such as PDFs. Examples may be a workbook, study guide, job aid, etc.
- COURSE NAME: The name of the course as it will appear in the user's transcript and the course list.
- DURATION: Expected amount of time to complete the course.
- CERTIFICATE AVAILABLE: When selected, the default certificate will be available for download after the user completes the course.
- COURSE FEEDBACK:
- Course Comments: When checked, users will be able to leave a comment on the course.
- Course Ratings: When checked, users will be able to rate the course.
- Social Buttons: When checked, users will have the ability to share links to courses over Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Note: Sharing the course over social media does NOT change the viewing permissions of the course. Users must still log in to Quest Track to view the course.
- TAGS: Use tags as a way to improve the organization of your courses. Separate your tags with commas. Users can then click on a tag from the course page to see other courses with the same tag. For example, a course called “Introduction to Golf” might have the tags:
- FEATURED ON: Select a date to have the course be featured on the LMS “Welcome” page when learners first log in.
- SURVEY: Attach a survey form to ask for feedback after a learner completes the course.
- ACTIVE: Checked by default. If you uncheck the box, the course will be marked as inactive and will not be displayed in the assigned course set until marked active.
- DUE DATE: Select a date or date range when learners must take the course.
- COURSE DETAILS: Description of the course and course title as it will appear on the course page.
- ADD LANGUAGE: If you have localization enabled, you can add course details in another language.
5. Click “Save.”
6. Click the “Upload” button next to the newly created course. Browse for the course zip file on your hard drive and click “Save.” After the system loads the course package into the LMS, you will receive a confirmation message letting you know the upload was successful. Large courses may take a few minutes to upload. If you receive the error message “File URL required” you may have an issue with your IMSMANIFEST.xml file.
Congratulations! You've created a course :)
From here, you'll want to learn how to assign learning paths to different groups within your organization.