How to Create an Online Course | CourseCraft 101

Adding Lessons & Groups

Start building your course with lessons.

It's about time we got to the fun part of adding lessons and creating your course content. Lessons are just a way to break up the content of your course. You can call them modules, sections, etc. but we chose to name them lessons. Breaking down your course into easily digestible parts keeps your participants interested.

In my opinion, a lesson should have enough content to be able to stand alone. Be sure to expand on the subject as much as you can and keep it entertaining by adding lots of images or videos. I would say a typical course has about 10 lessons, but that can vary depending on what your course is about.

Adding New Lessons

To start off with, here's a quick look at adding new lessons and groups.

When you first hit the 'new lesson' button you'll see this popup:

This is where you give your first lesson a name. Below that you can create a group for the lesson to go in. Yes, lessons can be arranged in groups! Grouping lessons will put a header at top of the group and visually separate lessons from each other. If you don't want to categorize your lessons, you can just leave them all in the default group called 'Lessons', or even rename that default group to something else.

After you have created your first lesson, you can add more by clicking the '+ new lesson' button at the bottom of the page. Or if you prefer you can create an empty group and add some lessons later.

Below is an example lesson list for you to take a look at. You'll see I have my lessons arranged into a couple different groups and my publish dates are all set.

The Controls

  • click 'edit title' to change the name of a group
  • use the up and down arrows to change the group's position in the list
  • click the lesson to edit its content
  • publish settings for each lesson can be changed by clicking the gear next to it
  • use the 4-arrow move icon to drag and drop lessons into a different location

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