Intro to Creating a Course
Follow this step-by-step process to create a course.
1. Course Creation is under the training tab under “courses”
2. Select “Add Course”
3. Name your course and select the type of course from the drop down menu. You can also set your course to active or inactive, or set a future activation date. Click the "Next" button at the bottom of the page.
4. The next tab, "Display" is information about the course for the learner. You will write a brief description of the course or module. Next, set the seat time, identify if the course has audio components, if it is featured on the homepage, and if it is accessible on mobile devices. You can also use the default University logo or a custom graphic for the course. Once you are finished, click the "Next" button at the bottom of the page.
5. Now you will upload your content. Click the "Add Module" button
6. A new screen will open allowing you to manage the new content. Name your Module (course name, quiz, survey etc). Select if the module is optional (courses need at least one required module to be displayed in the category), set it to active or inactive, and set display sequence if there are multiple modules in the course. Then select the type of module you are uploading. This example is a SCORM package.
· Assessments will lead you to create an assessment within BlueVolt,
· Survey helps gather user feedback about the module
· Upload file allows for word or excel documents
· Link to URL is for external links such as a YouTube video
· Adobe Connect creates access to Webinars
· Video is to upload an MP4 video
· Copy from Existing Module moves content from within your University
7. Select the file to upload to the LMS
8. After you have uploaded the module you will move into settings. You will select if the course will show in the catalogue, set the course enrollment limits, and set who can view the course. If you want it open to all students leave as “logged in users”. To restrict the course select “certain groups”.
9. A drop down menu will appear and allow you to select which user groups can access the course you have uploaded.
· You can then set this course into your categories. It may be useful to put the course into multiple categories to help the user most easily find the course. For example a course might fit into “new products” “residential” and “power tools” categories.
· “Other settings” allows you to set registration options, prerequisites and language options.
· You can choose to set a custom enrollment email on this page as well.
10. You can now preview your course, enroll students, email students about the course, set instructors, or further edit the course. Click the "Finished" button when you are done.