If you would like to get to know how to use the course editor the following chapter will provide you with useful information. Having reached the end of our illustrated guide you will have created a course similar to the one created with the Wizard. However, in contrast to the Wizard you will have made yourself familiar with the features of the course editor and will therefore be able to edit courses or create more complex ones later on.


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


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


3Insert title and click "Create".


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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.


5Start course editor from the "administration" in the toolbar.
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".
5Write a welcome message.
6Click on "Save and close".
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.
3Click on "Open folder" in the tab "Folder configuration".
4Select the link "Upload file."
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.
Step 5: Publish and activate your course
1Select "Publish" in the course toolbar on the top.
2All changes will automatically be published. Changes to a course element will not be published if you deselect it.
3Click "Next".
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In the pull-down menu, select the option "Published" in the "Publication" area and select the desired option in the "Access for members of the organisation" area.



5Click "Next".
6Select "Yes" in the "Add course to catalog" pull-down menu in the "Create catalog entry" section.
7Click „Finish“.
8Either click the red X in the top right corner or on the course name in the breadcrumb navigation in order to close the editor.

Now your course is visible for OpenOLAT users and can be used. Adding further course elements e.g. "Registration" or "E-Mail", as when creating with the help of the wizard, is similar to adding the elements "Folder" and "Forum" explained here.

Your course is also now available in the catalog and course participants can find it in the corresponding category.

Usually, however, it makes sense to first complete a course and then to finally enter it in the catalogue.