How do I create a Course?

A course is a folder that allows you to organize your learning content into units and lessons, where teachers can easily share the entire course with your students. You can identify Big Ideas and Essential Questions for Units and tag lessons to standards and learning objectives. Lessons have two types of activities: learning collections and assessments. You can build collections and assessments yourself or remix collections and assessments that you find in the Gooru Catalog. Once you have built your course with educational content, you are ready to share it with the students.  
Steps to create an entire Course:
  1. Create a Course folder
  2. Within the Course, create Units
  3. Within the Unit, create Lessons
  4. Within the Lesson, create Collections and/or Assessments
  5. Within the Collection, create Resources and/or Questions  
  6. Within the Assessment, create Questions

Once the entire course is created, create a classroom and assign the newly created course to it.

To create a Course folder:
1. Click on your profile photo/username in the upper right corner to go to your profile.

2.  Click the Create dropdown button > select Course.
3. Enter the Course Title > select a Category > click Create button.

4. In the Course Information section:

  • Click Update Thumbnail and select an appropriate image from your computer. Click on the Trash Bin icon in the upper righthand corner of the thumbnail to delete the thumbnail.
  • Edit the Course Title and add a Description.
  • Update the Category.
  • Select a Subject and Standard.
  • Select who the Audience will be.
  • Enter a Use Case.
  • Click Save button up above.


To Create a Unit
1) Click on + Create New Unit or the + plus button to create a new unit.

  • 2) In the Editor section:
  • Enter a Unit Title, Big Ideas, Essential Questions.
  • Add Domain(s) that the unit will cover > click Save button.  You can create multiple Units as a Course can have many Units.


To create A Lesson
1. Click the Unit title, then click Create new Lesson, or click the + plus button.2. Enter a Lesson Title > click the Save button.  You can create multiple Lessons as a Unit can have many Lessons.


To create a Collection
1. Click +New Collection.

2. Enter a Collection Title > click Create.
3. In the Collection Information section:

1) Click Update Thumbnail and select an image from your computer to change the collection cover image.
2) Edit the Collection Title if desired.
3) Add Learning Objectives.
4) Select a Category > select Subject and Framework > tag to Standards.
5) Select Audience, Depth of Knowledge, and 21st Century Skills.
6) Click Save button.

You can create multiple Collections as a Lesson can have many Collections and Assessments.


To create a Resource or Question within the Collection:

1. Click on +New Resource to add a resource, +New Question to add a question, or the + plus button to select creation of a resource or a question.
 

2A. To add a Resource:

1) Enter a Resource URL (ie.  https://www.youtube.com).
2) Upload a file if needed.
3) Enter a Resource Title.
4) Choose a Resource Type (webpage, video, interactive, audio, image, or text).
5) Click Create.

You can create multiple Resources as a Collection can have many Resources and Questions.

2B.  To add a Question:

  1. Choose a Question Type  (multiple choices, multiple answers, drag and drop, highlight text, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, multiple select-image, multiple select-text, or free response).
  2. Click Create button.
  3. In the Question Builder:  
  • Enter a Question title.
  • Enter the assessment question.
  • Add a Question Image.
  • Add the answer options.
  • Select the correct answer(s).
  • Click Save button.
‚ÄčYou can create multiple Questions as a Collection can have many Questions and Resources.

Congratulations, you created a Course that contains 1 Resource or Question within a Collection!


To create an Assessment:
1. Click +New Assessment.
2. Enter an Assessment Title > click Create.
3. In the Assessment Information section:

  • Click Update Thumbnail and select an image from your computer to change the assessment cover image.
  • Edit the Assessment Title if desired.
  • Add Learning Objectives.
  • Select a Category > select Subject and Framework > tag to Standards.
  • Select Audience, Depth of Knowledge, and 21st Century Skills.
  • Click Save button.

You can create multiple Assessments as a Lesson can have many Assessments and Collections.
 

To create a Question within an Assessment:

1. Click +New Question or the + plus sign.
2. Choose a Question Type  (multiple choices, multiple answers, drag and drop, highlight text, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, multiple select-image, multiple select-text, or free response)   > click Create button.
3. In the Question Builder:  

  • Enter a Question title.
  • Enter the Assessment question.
  • Add a Question Image.
  • Add the answer options.
  • Select the correct answer(s).
  • Click Save button.

You can create multiple Questions as an Assessment can have many Questions.

Congratulations, you created a Course that has 1 Resource within the Collection and 1 Question within the Assessment!  
Please see “What kinds of questions can I create?” support article on how to create different types of questions.  Here is a sample assessment with 6 questions.
In the Settings section, if you would like to share the course with others, make the course visible by toggling the Profile Visibility Setting to On.


Congratulations, you have created a Course that contains 1 Unit, 1 Lesson, a Resource or Question within a Collection, and 1 Question within an Assessment!  Now create a classroom, assign the Course to the classroom, then invite your students to join your class.


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