Start Date, End Date & New Modules
Currently, your course curriculum is locked as either a day-based curriculum or a week-based curriculum. You cannot currently change between these two options once the course has been created.
Let's make a new course together:
This is the day your course officially starts. If your course is set up with a weekly curriculum, then each week will be based on the start date. For example, if you start on a Monday, the first curriculum section will be 1 week long from Monday to Monday.
The End Date Is automatically calculated when you put in how many weeks/days the course is.
Adding New Curriculum Modules
You can easily add new curriculum sections to your course. To do this, navigate to your Course and click "Curriculum" in the left navigation bar. At the top, you'll find "New Curriculum Module".
In Disco, you have the option to release all your modules when the course starts or you can have the content drip released on what dates and times you desire. Note that self-paced course template only releases modules at the start of the course.
Lat's walk through how you go about adjusting that:
Navigate to your "Curriculum" tab. You can see that we already have 5 weeks of content together and have some of it already released and some of it coming out in July. To adjust the release date go to the ride side and click the three dots "···". A drop down will appear and you can select "Edit Module".
This try will roll out and you can now see the "Release Time" at the last field to pick.
You can pick that date from the calendar drop-down and then select the time you'd like it to come out. Some creators like the content to be released right after a live event.
Disco allows you to build out and customize your course curriculum. It currently consists of Lessons, Tasks and Assignments.
This is what the overview tab of curriculum looks like:
Learners will now be able to filter for what they are looking for by clicking on the headings:
If they were to click lessons, for example, it would highlight that heading and they could scroll through all released lessons. They would see a green circle with a check for items they have finished and a grey circle with white centre on items yet to be done:
At a glance, they could see what items they have completed and what items they still need to complete:
You can group your different lessons, tasks and assignments into Modules. Then you can also choose when the different modules are released by selecting a certain date. This is a great way to drip out content to students to keep them coming back week after week (or whatever cadence you decide fits your experience best).
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