Creating chapters and lectures for your course

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By Yasin Rahim

updated about 1 month ago

After you create a course on BrainCert, you need to add course materials to it. Note that the course contents you add will be divided into chapters and lectures. Think of a course as a container of all your reusable contents such as documents, presentations, videos, SCORM files, embedded contents such as YouTube videos and SlideShare presentations, live and recorded class sessions that are organized as 'chapters' and 'lectures' in an intuitive way.

Creating a chapter

Step 1:

To start with, upload contents in your centralized content library that can be reused in multiple courses.

Step 2:

Navigate to 'courses' from the left side menu to see the list of all your published courses.


Step 3:

Corresponding to the course to which you need to add chapters and lectures, click 'course materials' under more.


Step 4:

You will be redirected to the page where you can add chapters and lectures to your courses. Start by creating your first chapter. You can change the word 'Chapter' and 'Lecture' to your own naming conventions such as 'Unit' or 'Module' by clicking on "Language Settings" button.



Step 5: 

After entering the chapter name, click on the add button and you will now see the chapter bar as shown below.

 

Note that you have options to edit the chapter title, add new lecture item under this chapter, add chapter description and delete the chapter.

Please note that deleting the chapter deletes all the lectures within the chapter and this action is not recoverable.

Creating a lecture

Step 6

Click on the 'Add lecture" plus icon to start creating your first lecture under the chapter. Type in the lecture name and click the 'Add' button to save changes


  1. You will see the lecture created under the chapter as shown below. Click on the edit icon to change the lecture title anytime.

Setting the lecture for "Free Preview"


Step 7:

For 'Paid' courses, you will see 'Free Preview' option. This option is not available for 'Free' courses. Marking a lecture as "Free Preview" lets potential students sample the course content without actually buying it.

Click on the 'Free Preview' red button to enable students to preview the lecture content for free before buying the course. When you click on the red button, it will turn into green color indicating that the lecture is now set for 'Free Preview'.


Creating lecture completion rules


Click on the 'wrench' icon in the lecture bar to open the lecture completion rule popup.


Select the desired lecture completion rule and click save.


Drip feeding lecture content

Step 8

Drip feeding is essentially the process of scheduling the delivery of content to your enrolled users, so that they don’t get all the content at once. By delivering the content in periodic intervals in a structured manner, it engages your students focused on the current material and increases retention.


Adding lecture contents

Step 9

Now that you have create a lecture container, it is time to assign a content. A lecture can have one or more contents. You can assign one of the 4 options available as shown below.

  • Add Content - Assign a content from your content library (uploaded and embedded contents).
  • Add Test - Assign a test from your tests pool.
  • Add Live Class - Assign a live or upcoming class from your virtual classroom
  • Add Class recording - Assign a recorded live class session


Changing chapters and lectures order

Step 10:

To rearrange chapters and lectures within a course, drag the chapter or lecture block and place it in the desired position.


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