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A step-by-step guide!

Creating a Course

The first thing you need to do is create an account. Don't have one yet? Please read this article.

Now, select the Course option in your dashboard.

If you're unsure which format is the best option for you, please look at this article.

1. Naming your Course

Now that you have an account, we can proceed with creating your first Course. You can create one in a few easy steps:

Go to the Courses tab on your dashboard
Click on the Create new course button
Enter the Title of your Course, choose the Language, and select Get started (don't worry, you can change the name later)

2. Creating your slides

The most important part of your online Course is the Slides. In this section, you'll learn how to build them.

After creating a new Course, you'll be immediately taken to the Slides tab.

The Start slide, Introduction slide, and the End slide are default pages in any Course. You can add your other slides between these pages. Select Add new slide, and select your slide type from the drop-down list:

Content: these slides can contain text, images, media, quotes, file downloads, and iframe elements.
Assessment: you can click to add an Assessment previously created in the Assessment section of our tool.
Exam: you can click to add an Exam previously created in the Exam section of our tool.
Practice question: these are single questions that can be added between Content slides to keep your participants focused. If you want graded questions, add an Exam instead.
File request: this type of slide makes it mandatory for your participants to submit a file before moving on to the next slide. Learn how to add a file request slide here.

After creating a slide, other options will become available to you. For example, if you add a Practice question, you can choose from several question types. For Content slides, you have the option to add different elements.

3. Adding a content slide to your Course

All these options allow you to quickly create and provide the best learning material for your participants!

To add a Content slide, go to Slides > Add slide > Content. Enter a Title for the slide, and click Save. Here, you can also add a timer (a minimum time someone needs to spend on the slide) to your slide.

Now you'll see the Add element button. Click on Add element to choose the type of element you'd like to add to your Course:

Content: These are the slide where you add text.
Image: This allows you to add images that are aligned with the text.
Video or audio: This element enables you to add videos, audio files, and Prezi presentations.
Breakout Image: This element adds an image that stretches across the width of the Course. It is beneficial for breaking up your slide into parts.
Quote: Use this element to enhance certain parts of the text.
File download: This option allows you to add files that your participants can download while taking the Course. For more details, refer to Adding files to a Course for your participants to download.
Embed: Use this to add an iframe element. For more details, refer to Adding an iframe element to a Course.
Presentation: This element enables you to add your PDF file as a Presentation. For more details, refer to How to convert a PowerPoint Presentation into a PDF format and add it to an Easy LMS Course.

You can duplicate a Content slide. It will show up at the bottom of your Course slides just before the End slide.

4. Adding an Exam or Assessment to your Course

Most Courses have one or more Exams (or even Assessments). A typical Course will have some Content slides and an Exam at the end.

You can add Exams or Assessments created in the other sections of our tool to your Course. This workflow is helpful because you can use your Exams or Assessments in multiple Courses. Setting up Exams can require precise rules concerning point assignments, explanations, pass levels, question banks, etc.

Adding an Exam

Go to Slides > Add slide > Exam to add an Exam to a Course. Now, you can Select an Exam from the drop-down and click Save:

You will see several other options here too:

Show the intro page before starting: you can choose to show the Exam’s intro page by selecting the checkbox. If you decide not to do this, then the Exam will start immediately with the first question. If you have a timed Exam, we recommend showing the intro page, so a user knows he is actually beginning the Exam.
Show the result page: you can choose to show the result page at the end of the Exam, or send a user immediately to the next slide in the Course.
Navigation behavior: read more about that here.
Minimum score to pass (%): set a pass rate that a user must achieve before continuing to the next slide of the Course. More info here.
Maximum attempts to pass the exam: if a user doesn't score above the pass rate in a maximum number of attempts, he will be redirected to the end page of the Course (the failed variant).

Adding an Assessment

Go to Slides > Add slide > Assessment and Select an Assessment from the drop-down list.

You can decide if you want to show the intro page and the result page of the Assessment and choose your **Navigation behavior**. For more general information on Assessments, read here.

5. Publishing your Course

And now, for the last step, sharing your Course with your users!

There are four ways that you can give people access to your Course:

Share the link found on the Publish tab. Don't forget to ask for participant data, so you can identify your participants!
Embed the Course on your website using the embed code found on the Publish tab.
Add a predefined list of participants with invite only, so they receive an email with a link and password to take the Course. You can find the Only by invite feature in the Participant data tab and add participants in the Participants tab.
Give access to your Course via the Academy portal.

Now, share your brand-new Course with your participants in a way that suits them best!
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