Creating Custom Courses on

Instructor: Raya Maggay
In this, you will be learning how to create your own custom courses using lessons and set up your class curriculum in advance.

Video Transcript

Custom Courses

You can make your planning easier by creating your own custom courses using lessons to set up your class curriculum in advance, or save your favorite lessons to share again easily in the future. This is definitely something you can start using right away if you'd like.

Let's create a custom course together.

Navigate to dashboard: We can click on the 'custom courses' button on the sidebar

Note: see 0:23 in video

Click 'Create Course'. Choose a title for your Custom Course, like 'Saved lessons'. Your Custom Course is now created! (It might take a few seconds for it to appear.)

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You can also add a description for your Custom Course by clicking on 'Add course description' if you'd like, but it's not required.

Next: create a chapter for your Custom Course by clicking 'Add chapter' and giving your chapter a name.

Note: see 0:48 in video

Now we've created a custom course, but it is empty. So let's add some lessons to it.

  1. Navigate to a lesson: Let's find our first lesson to add to the course.
  2. From the lesson page, click 'Save' below the video on the lesson (if it is a text lesson it will appear under the instructor name/bio)
  3. Let's put this lesson in the custom course we just made - when you have more courses, you'll be able to choose which one to add it to.
  4. If you only have one chapter in the course, the lesson will go in there.
  5. If you have more than one chapter, you will select the chapter you want the lesson to go in with this drop down menu.

Let's go back and see the lesson we just added to the custom course in its new chapter by clicking 'Go to my custom courses'.

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Something really useful about custom courses is that you can assign chapters from them to your students just like you can with any of the existing chapters. Now that we're on the page for our new custom course, you can see that the chapter we've just made has a 'view chapter page' button right under the chapter name. Click on that.

Note: see 1:48 in video

Once you're on the chapter page, you'll see the familiar 'Teacher Tools' box with share options. Click 'Share with Classroom' and you can create the assignment just like we did before. Note that you can only select one due date for all the lessons in the chapter, so you may want to give your students a little more time.

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