Course and Module Properties

Course properties are presented if the course level node is selected in the course outline. The right panel provides the course property details and the course version history is listed in the Versions section. 

Course properties


In the course properties view, both Code and Name are the required fields which must be filled in. 

  • Code - a unique short code for this course.
  • Name - the name for this course
  • Description - short 255 character description (plain text) which appears in the lists.
    • To enter a detailed full-page description or adding learning objectives, go to the course details and add it there.
  • Presenter/Author - Course Presenter/Author name can be specified here.
  • Auto Grade and Award Certificate - this property in conjunction with Auto Grading in the course session, allows having courses that enrolled candidates can complete online and get a certificate automatically. You can add a mandatory quiz in the course and set a passing score for it. Once candidates take the quiz and pass, they will be provided a link to download the certificate in the course player and from their transcript page. Note that Auto Award Certificate at the course level must be enabled to auto calculate grades, even if you don't want to enable a certificate. The certificate setting can be turned off at the course session level by using the No Certificate option.

If the property is disabled then grading (auto-grading using default grading scheme) will not be applied and the system will not award course completion upon completing all mandatory items. 

  • Duration - the duration of the course. By default, it gets calculated by summing up the durations of each of the modules, but you can override that and specify a different value.
  • Shared Resource - Once a course is created as a shared resource, its lessons can be linked to other courses. When creating a new lesson, you will get a new option to link the lesson from other courses and will be provided a list of courses to choose from. That list will only show shared courses. Read more about sharing lessons
  • Shareable in social networks - this property allows sharing buttons to show up when learners launches the course.
  • Allow comments & ratings - this property enables learners to add comments for the course and rate the course. Comments and ratings are visible to other learners also.
  • Certificate - the certificate template to use for this course. You can create a custom certificate by going to the CMS module. Select a specific template from the configured template in the site. If no custom template is created in the site, then this option would not be available. 
  • Credits - default credits for the course. You can use this field to represent Credit or CEU (which is generally 1/10th of the credit) or Training Hours. If this course gets added to a Program, you would be able to change the credit for the course in the program later.
  • Price(USD)- the default price of the course, applicable only if you create a Paid course session.
  • Don't allow global coupon code - if you have created coupon codes at the site level, which you want to be used in all site courses, this checkbox will allow you to exclude this course from accepting any global code (for paid course sessions). If you are selling a bundle of courses by creating a program, then a similar field is also available in the editing screen of the program which can be used to exclude programs to not accept global coupon codes.
  • External Id - ID needed to integrate with another third-party site.
  • Weighted grading on Quizzes - this option enables assigning weights in course quizzes, sum of all weights should be 100.
  • Use best score in Quiz grading -In the case of multiple quiz attempts, course grades are calculated using the learner's average scores of all attempts. This option allows using the quiz best score for course grading.
  • Logo - logo image for the course, it is used in the Course Catalog page and in the activity update on LinkedIn when sharing the course.
  • Badge - A badge can be linked to a course, On course completion badge will be awarded to the learner. The badge will appear on the user's dashboard and profile page.

          Course Player Settings:

  • Use Flash Player - If the HTML5 player is enabled in the microsite, then all courses will use the HTML5 player by default. Use this setting to override.

  • Show Outline as List - this property allows you to set the display mode for the outline in the course player to List View. By default, the outline is shown as a hierarchical tree. In the list view, SCORM modules, lessons, and tests are shown without any module/topic hierarchy in the sequential order.

  • Striped Outline - If selected, the course outline will appear as striped.
  • Collapse left navigation menu -If this setting is selected, the Left Navigation menu collapses when the course player is launched, providing more space for the user to view the course content
  • Expand Outline Tree - this property allows the initial view of the course outline in the course player to be fully expanded so that all topics, lessons, and tests are visible to the learner.

           Non-Expanded Outline View (Default view) :

  • Item Tabs - if this option is selected, then the player will provide additional tabs to filter the course outline by showing just the lessons, tests, assignments or everything. This is useful in cases when your course has 100s of items divided into several modules and you want to make sure the learners don't miss any (Only applicable for the Flash player)
  • List/Tree View - this option allows showing or hiding the list/tree view buttons in the course outline (Only applicable for Flash player)
  • Outline on right - this option swaps the normal position of outline and content, and moves the outline to the right of the content.
  • Timers - this option enables a timer in the course player and shows the time spent in the current lesson/module or course as selected in the timer option.
  • Show go back to beginning button-  If this setting is enabled, a 'Go back to beginning' button is provided when the user reaches the end of the course.

  • Show completion screen automatically -  by default, this setting is enabled and the course completion screen appears as soon as the user completes the last mandatory item. If the setting is not enabled, the user will get a course completion notification on the course player, but the course player full screen will stay on the same item that was last open.
    Typical use case: Disabling it is useful when the course has a test as the last mandatory item. In that case, once the user completes the last test, the course player will show the test result at the same time that the course gets marked complete so keeping the user on the test result screen and showing completion notification inside will be a better option from a user experience perspective.

Module, Topic or SCORM Properties

  • Name: name is a mandatory field in this property view,
    • Duration:  you can optionally specify the duration for the module, topic or SCORM package. If not specified, then the duration for the module or topic is calculated by adding the durations of all the topics, SCORM, and lessons under it. The duration can be used to populate default start and end dates for the modules and topics when a course session gets created. The course session can enforce these dates to lock access to any lesson or quiz inside the module/topic.
  • Minimum Required Time:  This property forces the user to spend a specified minimum amount of time in the module before moving to the next item in the course.
  • Do not lock the next items till this item is complete: If property is enabled for a module then user can move to other module's lesson without completing a lesson in the module, even if there are mandatory lessons present.

SCORM Properties 

Please find details of SCORM specific properties scorm properties details

Lesson Properties 

Please find details of lesson-specific properties Course Editor - Lesson properties

Specifying Metadata for Courses

In the course editor, you can click on the metadata button to open the dialog, which shows the presently configured metadata in the site. Here, you can choose the appropriate values for the course. Metadata is editable only while the course is in Inactive status. If the course is published, re-edit it to add/edit the metadata. Metadata is used to provide filtering of items in the catalog.