Content menu is divided into three sections:
All your actual course content is divided and organised in slides. Slides are a containers to accommodate your content and help you to define the structure of your course. Students will open new slides one-by-one in a linear way following the order you’ve created (similar to Powerpoint presentation).
Course structure will follow the methodology you decide to use. Some courses are very simple with just few slides. Others could be very complicated with hundreds of slides, chapters, subchapters, sub sub chapters etc. This flexibility is possible because of the basic parent-child concept applied. Here are a few things to know about it:
Every course comes with a “First slide” which is parent to all other slides and can’t be removed – edit it to suit your needs.
Example 1: simple course structure:
First slide: Welcome to our course
Example 2: more complex course structure:
First slide: Welcome to our course
Choosing course type directly affects your options on the Course tab.
When creating a new slide you need to:
Adding slide content
Add content using standard HTML editor.
Write or paste your text into the editor. Use “Format” menu to style your text for Headings, quotes, infos or verses presets. Use “available user fields” to personalise your slide’s content with student’s name etc.
If you need to make some more advanced formatting, switch to the HTML code view and do your edits in HTML.
Easily add graphics by dragging them from your file explorer and dropping into the editor. Files will be automatically uploaded to Gele server and added to your slide.
Adding videos is as simple as placing a YouTube URL in the editor.
Other more advanced options are available in “Video” dialog box. You can add:
When using “Video” dialog box you can require a user to watch the whole video before continuing to the next slide.
Customize the functionalities and the look or your slide.
There are two ways to add a conversation box to your slides:
You may decide if the answer in the conversation is required.
Customize the background for the slide. Choose a color (in HEX format) or upload an image. If no background is defined the slide will inherit this feature from its parent-slide.
You can limit an access to the slide based on different conditions:
Delay – choose the number of days this slide will be accessible. Days can be counted from “Previous slide” or “Course start”. A countdown timer will be displayed to the student. 1 day delay means twelve hours of waiting. (example: One chapter a day)
Approval – student can’t continue to the next slide until this slide is approved. Approval may be done by Coach or Course Coordinator. They will be notified by email when their approval is needed. (example: Coach needs to review the answer before the student can continue)
Coach only – limit access only to the Coach role (example: adding slides with additional content just for coaches)
Allow slide sharing – makes the slide “sharable”. A special link is generated that allows to see the slide content without registration. Students can click “share” icon and share the link to the slide with their friends on Facebook or by email.
Make children of this slide optional – you may change the default course progress path. When students click “Next” they will skip child-slides of this slide. These child-slides can be accessed only from the navigation menu (titles displayed in italic) or with a link (add a link to this optional slide in the content of the obligatory slide). This could be useful if you want to add some not obligatory content and leave it as an option.
Automatically jump to the next slide – sometimes you want to use slides only as a containers for child-slides. You don’t want to put any content inside, they are just empty parent-slides to organise child slides. By enabling this option this slide will be skipped and student will move automatically to the next slide (could be child-slide).
Every course has a Home page. This is a page you want to promote when doing course promotional campaigns. On that page people learn about the course and enroll in it. Main course URL is the link to the course Home page.
Home page image – you can upload a different image than your main course image if that fits your design for the home page.
Short invitation to course – short description that will be displayed on the Home page’s right bar and on the front page on the course tile (if set as a public course).
Course description – main area for describing the course. Use graphics, videos, testimonials etc…
Details – add some short facts like ‘for free’, ‘video’, ‘inspiring discussions’ etc… (optional)
Some courses require the users that enrolled to wait for course start. This is because of the time needed for a manual course group assignment, finding the best coach or forming a group. During that time you don’t want to leave people unengaged. You may use Welcome page to help them prepare for a course, serve some interesting content, introductory videos etc…
Header – explain what’s happening (example: We’re looking for the right coach for you)What to do now – add some additional content they can engage with