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Course Creation for Instructors

Initial Course Creation

You can do this yourself (instructions can be found here), but it will be easier if you have an admin. do the initial setup. To do that send an email to the admin with the name of the course. The admin will set up a basic 5 session course and give you access to make changes after it is set up.

General Content Changes

For the most part, editing content is pretty basic. Push enter to start a new paragraph, highlight a word to bold, etc.

WordPress works with “blocks”. A paragraph is a block, a list is a block, a picture is a block, etc.

Each time you press enter you are creating a new block.

When you do so the phrase, “Type / to choose a block”. / is your best friend. Type / and all sorts of block options will appear that you might need.

For example, when inserting a YouTube video. Type / and then video, and you will see a list of video services you can embed. Or you could type /, then youtube and that block will show up. Pro tip: you can also just copy and paste the url, and WordPress will take care of it.

Courses

After logging in, hover over “LearnDash LMS” and select “Courses”. Click on the course name you want to work with.

There are three tabs, “Course Page”, “Builder”, and “Settings”. Please ignore “Settings”.

Course Page

On the “Course Page”, you will see some text that you can change as you like. This text is what is used to describe the course and can be seen by both those who have enrolled and who have not enrolled.

Builder

The “Builder” page. This is where most of your work will focus.

From here you can create sections, lessons, quizzes, and topics. I would recommend ignoring sections and topics, and only focusing on lessons and quizzes.

The Course Builder creates the framework for the course and all lessons and quizzes need to be plugged into that framework. If a lesson or quiz is created, but not not connected to the course, it will not be visible to your students.

If this is your first time editing the course, you will see 5 lessons with 1 quiz inside each lesson.

You can change the title by hovering over the title and clicking on the pencil icon.

To the far right is a blue down arrow. You can click on that to see the quiz inside.

Always remember to click “Update” to save your changes.

Once you have the structure of your course setup, you need to edit the lessons and the quizzes. Lessons and quizzes each have a separate section in the admin.

Lessons

After logging in, hover over “LearnDash LMS” and select “Lessons”. Click on the lesson name you want to work with.

There are two tabs, “Lesson Page” and “Settings”. Please ignore  “Settings”.

Lesson Page

  • Update the lesson title
  • Update the content
  • Don’t forget to press “Update” to save your content

Quizzes

After logging in, hover over “LearnDash LMS” and select “Quizzes”. Click on the quizname you want to work with.

There are three tabs, “Quiz Page”, “Builder”, and “Settings”. Please ignore “Settings”.

Quiz Page

  • I would suggest changing the title and leaving the content blank, as the written assignment info will already be listed on the main lesson page.
  • Don’t forget to press “Update” to save your content.

Builder

  • Hover over the title of the quiz and a pencil icon will appear. Click that and change the title to Submitted Assignment for [the name of the lesson]
  • Don’t forget to press “Update” to save your content.

Reviewing Submitted Assignments

  • After logging in, hover over “LearnDash LMS” and select “Quizzes”.
  • Click on the “Submitted Essays” tab in the top left
  • Click on the title of a written assignment
  • In the content will be a link to the written assignment
  • Copy and paste the link and review the written assignment
  • In the right sidebar, in the “Essay Grading Status” module, you can change the status from “Not Graded” to Graded” or you can award points in the “Points Awarded” field.
  • Click “Update”
  • A notification will be sent to your student that their assignment has been graded

Recorded Training Sessions

Recorded Training Session with Katherine Grace, Vice Principal, Middle and Elementary Schools

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18-bdAjjv1apGvpE0qTaHT4-TGV3cx6uD/view?usp=sharing

Recorded Training Session with Dr. Suzie Schumaker, Vice Principal, High School (Requires password: Lamw?%03)

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/Gs85uYtBtiu2O0rOIf44x0cGa4RDXRhfH135xmFY909FKq3qT3FFBSuVecOtwx4W.oXPK5wczugbxjcp_