Using the course builder, accessing items in the library and the different course item content types
Courses on Synap are used to deliver structured linear learning to your users. Use courses when you want to monitor a users item progress. Courses offer the most structured way of learning on Synap. Add quizzes, videos, presentations, documents, SCORM files, audio, surveys and embed content on through the course builder to create rich varied courses on Synap. All content that you upload to Synap will be stored in your library for future courses.
Navigate to the course page from the main menu, and use the Create course button to make a new course.
Navigating the courses page
On the course details page add in a title and cover (default portal cover will be used if left blank). You can add in a short and long description, that displays to students.
Course details page
Save the course details and use the sub menu to go to Items and open the course builder
From the course builder there are 3 ways to add in content:
- Add existing content from the library
- Upload new content (a copy will be added to the library)
- Create authored content like quizzes, surveys and notes to add in
Adding items to a course
Click the Organise button in the top right to enable the organise mode. Drag and drop to rearrange content. Use folders to group and collapse items together for users.
You must give your folders names & you can't save with empty folders
Organising content and adding folders
Use custom labels to change the default course item names in an assignment, ie if you have have a note that is actually a help guide you can rename it accordingly for your users.
Adding custom labels in the course builder
How custom labels appear in a users assignment
Courses offer the most content types on Synap. See below for some tips on making your courses as engaging as possible