Course Creation

Overview

Courses help learners focus their interests and enhance their abilities. On DIKSHA, course creators and course mentors add relevant content to compile a course. A course creator creates multiple units of the course and compiles them as a course. Whereas a course mentor compiles a course using existing content from the portal.

Prerequisites

Step Screen
You are logged in
1. You are currently on Workspace
2. You have selected Create
3. You have clicked the Course tile

Course Type Selection

Step Screen
You can create two types of courses on DIKSHA:
 a. Curriculum courses are curriculum based courses
 b. Generic courses are courses that focus on learner's professional skills
1.Select the type of course you want to create
2. Click Start creating

Editing Course Details

   
Step Screen
1. Click Edit Details to enter the course details
1. Click the camera icon to add an image
Note: For details, refer Adding Images to Course Details
2. Enter Title of the course
3. Enter Description
4. Enter Keywords
5. The Collection Type is auto-filled based on the content type that is being created
6. Select the following from their respective drop-down lists:
 a. Additional Category 7. Enter Topic
Note: To know more refer Selecting Topics
8. Enter Audience
9 Enter Original Author
10. Enter Attributions
11. Enter Copyright
12. Enter the Year of Creation
13. Enter the License for the content from the drop-down list
12. Click Save to save the details
13. Click Cancel to discard the changes

Adding Course Assessments

Step Screen
Creators can add assessments to courses to evaluate the user's understanding of the course. To add assessements to the course
1. Click New Child on the left pane

1. Fill in the necessary details such as title, description, keywords, topics
2. Click ADD RESOURCE
1. Enter the name of the assessment in the search tab and click Enter on the keypad
1. Click Add
2. Click Proceed

Adding Content to Course

Step Screen
1. To add headings to course, click New Child node on the left navigation pane
2. A heading is added to the Table of Contents pane
3. Click Add Resource to add content. For details on adding resources, refer Adding Resources
Note: You can add and update the resources in a course after the course is published as well.

Adding Details to Course ToC

Step Screen
Enter details for the ToC heading:
1. Enter Name. This is the topic/chapter/unit name as in the course
2. Enter Description
3. Select the Concepts associated with the heading
4. Enter Keywords
5. Click Save

Viewing Resource Details

Step Screen
1. Click Add Resource to add resource to the course, refer Adding Resources
2. The resource is added to the course
3. The names of the resource owners appears under Created with Contributions From button

Viewing Course Details

To see the details about a course, navigate to the course tab, and click the particular course tile. For details refer Course details

Copying a Course

Course creators can copy a course and edit the course content details or the course details and send it for review

Step Screen
1. Click Copy to copy the course contents. The course details are copied to a course editor.

Creating Course from Textbooks

You can create a course directly from the textbook or edit it and publish it as a new course. Search for the texbook that you want to create the course from the Library page. The structure of the course is similar to the textbook ToC. It is saved as Copy of (textbook title) in the Drafts section.

Step Screen
1. Click to open the textbook for which you want to create a course
2. Click Copy as course. The copied course opens in a course editor
Selecting chapters from the textbook
When copying a textbook as a course, you can selectively choose chapters from the textbook instead of copying the entire textbook
1. Individually select the chapter to copy as course, or click Select all to select all the chapters
2. Click Create Course to add these chapters to the course
3. Click Cancel to go back to the previous screen

Working with Table of Contents

The Table of Contents tree seen in the left pane is used to navigate content compiled for a collection, textbook, course or lesson plan. You can manipulate the tree using either:
 a. The burger menu associated with a tree node
 b. Right-click options associated with a tree node, OR
 c. Keyboard shortcuts
For details on manipulating the tree and adding content, refer Exploring ToC Structure

Deleting Content

Step Screen
1. Click Delete icon beside the burger menu
2. Click Yes to delete the added content
Note: You can alternatively delete content by clicking Delete in the burger menu drop-down

Reordering Content

Step Screen
1. Drag and drop the content to the desired position to rearrange the order of the content added to the course
1. Click the upward arrow to collapse the table of contents. Click the same arrow to expand collapsed table of contents.
Note: You can edit or update the title of units in the course from the navigation hierarchy

Search and Filter the Courses

You can search and filter courses in All my content, Drafts and Published sections from your Workspace

Sending Course for Review

Before the course is published, you must send it to an authorized reviewer.

Step Screen
1. Click Save on the header to save the course
2. Click Limited sharing to publish the lesson to the limited audiences
Note: Refer Limited Publishing and Sharing to view and share all the contents created and ready for sharing.
3. Click Send for review to send the created course for review
Note: Enter all course details before sending it for review

Exploring What’s New

Step Screen
The What’s New feature informs you of the product features added or enhanced since the last product release
1. Click on the What's New icon to view concise information about new product functionality
Note: The What's New icon is red before you view it for the first time. The icon turns grey after you view the information, until the next product version