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In the course editor you can add course elements to the course and set up and modify already installed course elements. The following describes how to create a course without using a wizard.

Step 1: Create course
1Click on "Authoring" in the main navigation.


2

In the toolbar at the top select "Create" → "Course".


3Insert title and click "Create".


4Select course type (conventional course or learning path course) and confirm with "Create".
5

Add the description and further information in the tab "Info". Use the "Metadata" and "Execution" tabs for more information. Of course, you can also set up the other tabs now.


6

Start course editor from the "administration" in the toolbar.

The function "Insert course elements" opens a selection window with all available course elements that you can add to your course.

The exact further design and the choice of the course elements required depend on your didactic concept. The following is an example of a course similar to the course wizard.


The following is an example of how to recreate a course similar to the course wizard.

In the course editor

Open the "Course Editor" that can be found in the "Administration" section.


Step 2: Insert welcome page
1Click "Insert course elements" in the course toolbar and select "Single page" in the knowledge transfer section. A new course element is always inserted right beneath the currently selected course element.
2Indicate a short title in the tab "Title and description" and save your settings.
3In the tab "Page content" click on "Select or create page".
4Indicate the file name of the HTML page to be created (e.g. "welcome") and click on "Create". Write a welcome message.
5Click on "Save and close".


Alternatively, you can use an existing HTML or PDF page and upload or link to it. To do this, select the "Select page" button in step 3. If your file is already in the course's storage folder select the option "Select file" in the submenu that will appear. If you want to upload a file on your computer and link it to your course select the option "Upload file".


Step 3: Insert folder for courseware before uploading documents from your computer
1Click "Insert course elements" in the course toolbar and select "Folder" in the knowledge transfer section. A new course element is always inserted right beneath the currently selected course element.
2Indicate a short title in the tab "Title and description" and save your settings.
3

In the tab "Folder Configuration" either use an automatically generated folder or select the course's storage folder to define the storage location for the folder's files.

4

Then you can upload your files to the defined folder via "Manage folder".

5Select the link "Upload file" and search for the desired file on your own computer. Finish the process by clicking the "Upload" button.

Step 4: Insert discussion forum
1Click "Insert course elements" in the course toolbar and select "Forum" in the communication and collaboration section. A new course element is always inserted right beneath the currently selected course element.
2Indicate a short title in the tab "Title and description" and save your settings.

Bei Bedarf können Sie noch im Tab "Konfiguration" definieren, ob auch pseudonymisierte Forenbeiträge erlaubt sind.

Adding further course elements follows the same principle.

Step 5: Publish
1

Close the editor by selecting the original course path in the bread crumb navigation. Alternatively, the course can be closed by clicking on the right cross.

2Select "Yes automatically" in the pop-up that appears.

Alternatively, you can also use the "Publish" link. Here you can find further configuration options.

Step 6: Configure share
1Click the "Settings" menu in the "Administration" of the course.


2Select the tab "Share" here.
3

Configure the access for the participants here and decide whether the participants can book the course, whether you want to enter the participants or whether the access should be open in general. You can find further details on access configuration here.

4

To make the course visible and accessible to learners, the status must be changed from "Preparation" to "Published".



Now your course is visible for OpenOlat users and can be used.

To ensure that your course is found by the learners, we recommend that you enter the completed course in the catalogue. This setting can be found in the menu "Preferences," tab "Catalog". Course participants will then find your course under "Courses" → "Catalog" in the corresponding category.

Many of the central elements of a course that should be permanently available can also be inserted in the toolbar instead of in the left course navigation. In this case, instead of the course elements in the course editor, the appropriate tools are simply activated in the toolbar.
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