With Xemplo Training, you can add new courses to your course library in one of three ways:
- Building a course using the Xemplo Course Builder
- Uploading an externally authored course (for example, a SCORM course)
- Activating a course from the Xemplo Expert Library.
In this guide, you will learn how to build a course using the Xemplo Course Builder.
Adding a new course to the course library
You can add a new course to your course library from Company Settings > Courses.
- Select + New Course
Adding basic course details
In the next step, you'll need to provide some basic information about your course before you can add content. Basic information includes:
- Course Name
- Course Type - the subject area that this course belongs to. Available types are pre-defined in Xemplo, and are used to filter available courses when enrolling workers.
- Course Level - the level of difficulty of this course. Available levels are pre-defined in Xemplo, and can be used to filter available courses when enrolling workers.
- Summary - a basic summary of the course's inclusions and goals. The summary is displayed to users searching for courses when enrolling workers.
- Thumbnail - an image that is shown when this course is displayed in the library when enrolling workers.
- Course assignment rules - these rules determine what a worker must do to complete a course, including:
- Assessment attempts - the maximum number of attempts a worker is given to complete a course. There is no upper limit.
- Completion time - the number of days a worker is given to complete the training activity after enrolment.
You can update the basic details of a course at any time from the Course Library screen.
- Select the course, and then select Edit from the three-dot menu on the right.
- Select the Course Settings panel in the Course Builder.
Adding course content
Once you've added basic details for the course, you can start adding content using the Course Builder.
In the course builder, there is a course summary on the left that gives an overview of the different sections. Use this column to add, edit and sort the course sections and to access the course settings.
Each course can be broken up into smaller sections.
Give each section a title and a short description of the learning objectives of the section.
- After adding a section, select 'Add Content' to begin creating course content.
Content types available in the Course Builder
There are three media types for course content.
- Instructional text & images
- Instructional videos
- Assessments to test the instructional material.
Several subsections of any media type can be added using the 'Add Content' button. Drag and drop sections or subsections to reorder them.
Text & Images
These require a title and some text.
Text can be edited similar to a Word document.
Images can be optionally included in the text by pressing the image icon and uploading your image.
Scroll to the bottom of the text editor to save.
Should there be additional resources related to this section, these can be uploaded and made available to the worker for download and printing. Resources could include PDFs or related legislation for example.
Choose a title for the instructional video and click 'Upload a video'.
Please Note: Video files should be 720p resolution and less than 400MB in size.
Scroll down to save the uploaded video content.
As in Text & Images, additional resources can be uploaded with the video.
Workers can be assessed on the information provided.
To create an assessment, provide:
- Assessment title
- Assessment description
- Pass mark: to indicate the minimum number of questions from this assessment the worker needs to answer to correctly in order to pass. Leave this option at "No pass mark" for now. Once you are done adding all the questions in the section below you will be able to set this value.
- Questions: Add questions individually including:
- Question Title: the question that the worker needs to answer.
- Question Guide: optional, for further details about the question.
- Question Type: how the question will be answered
- Multiple choice text: list of optional text values with a single correct answer.
- Multiple choice image: list of optional image values with a single correct answer.
- Yes/No: with one of them being the correct answer.
Publishing a course
While you're building a course, the course will be saved in your course library in Draft status. Once you've completed all content for your course, you can then Publish it. Publishing a course will make it available to assign to positions and enrol workers.
To publish a course, select the Publish option in the Course Builder.
Once your course has been published, you can update the basic details only. Find out more about managing courses in your course library here, including archiving published courses and creating new versions of courses.