Create courses for the Open edX platform

Creating high quality and engaging online courses is probably one of the most important steps in building your online learning initiative powered by Open edX.

This guide is meant to give you step by step instructions on how to use STUDIO the authoring platform to create and configure your first courses. We are assuming you are already using one of eduNEXT’s Cloud subscriptions, but in case you are not, you can always get started here.

This interactive guide will teach you how to:

  1. Access Studio and have permissions to create or modify courses.
  2. Create your first courses and control their visibility in your site.
  3. Create a course structure and add contents to your courses.
  4. Use course templates to create courses faster and achieve more consistency.
  5. Add more advanced configurations and tools into your courses.


Access Studio and have permission to create or modify courses

Create your courses and control their visibility in your site

Create a course structure and add contents to your courses

Use course templates to create courses faster and achieve more consistency

Remember that a LITE subscription will only allow the configuration options explained above, but after your subscription is upgraded and some of the add ons are added to your console, you’ll be able to do much more, including:

  1. Publish your site under you own domain.
  2. Get a more advanced look and feel experience, including menu items, custom content , your own added HTML, CSS, and javascript content, and more.
  3. Adding third party authentication services to let your learners register and login with their social network or email credentials or with your own identity provider.
  4. Apply restrictions so that only certain users can sign up to your site based on email domain or a white list.
  5. Customize the registration form to reduce the fields or capture any extra information you need.
  6. Integrating your Open edX site with an external website or Content management system.
  7. Publishing your LMS site in more than one language.
  8. Add the Open edX ecommerce platform to sale access to your courses and monetize your initiative.
  9. Use eduNEXT exclusive management API to integrate your platform with other services.
  10. Using the PERFORMANCE exclusive multisites feature to publish more than one LMS site under your subscription.
  11. Enabling requests from a mobile app.

Ready to take your online learning to the next step?

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