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Here you can configure more course options. You may, for example, change the layout or default language, add resource folders and decide whether or not to enable efficiency statements or a course calendar.

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Open course settings

Open the dialogue for editing the course settings as follows:

1

Start the function from within the more settings menu in the course view.

Open course settings

2

Select the entry settings .

3

According to the configuration of your learning platform, you will see different setting ranges and options.

Course settings dialogue


Course layout

Default course language

If you provide your course in multiple languages, you can set a default language here. The language used by the course author when creating the course will always be preconfigured as default language. The same language is also used as the source language for all translated course elements (course editor>tab multilingualism).

This setting should only be changed if you wish to offer course elements and content in more than one language. The course will then be displayed to all users in the language configured here. However, users always have the option to change the preselected language by choosing another available course language.

Course layout

You can customise your course’s look with ready-made layout examples or your own CSS files. Instructions on how to create, configure and use your own templates can be found on the help page Use your own course layout.

To use a different layout, click on the corresponding layout box and save your changes.

Course tools

Enable efficiency statements

Efficiency statements provide users with an overview of all assessable course elements and their personal accomplishments. Here you can decide whether or not efficiency statements should be used in the course. If efficiency statements are enabled:

  • Course visitors will see a corresponding link in the left course navigation below the course elements. Clicking on this link will open the efficiency statements in the middle course area.
  • You will be able to automatically generate certificate documents for the entire course or individual assessable course elements using templates. More settings can be configured in the course editor in the Assessment tab of the respective course element.

If you do not intend to provide efficiency statements (anymore), any existing efficiency statements may be deleted from the user’s view. This means that users will no longer be able to see the efficiency statements they have received before. If you wish to offer efficiency statements again, users will also be able to regain access to their original data.

If you delete a course with existing efficiency statements, users will still be able to open their efficiency statements.

Further information about efficiency statements can be found on the help page Assessment, certificates and efficiency statements. Here you will also learn about how to create and use individual templates for automatically generated certificate documents (pdf file format).

Enable course calendar

Here you can decide whether or not your course should include a course calendar. If the course calendar is enabled, course visitors will see a corresponding link in the left course navigation below the course elements. Clicking on this link opens the course calendar in the middle course area.

In the course calendar, you can enter course dates and link them with course elements. In addition or as an alternative to displaying the course calendar via the toolbox, you can also integrate it directly into the course structure. To do this, use the course element Calendar.

Resource folder

You have the option to include a so-called resource folder in the course folder (storage folder). The resource folder is an independent learning resource and allows the use of files in multiple courses. This includes, for example, CSS files and HTML pages or images that are used in multiple places. Please note that you must first create the resource folder as a learning resource. For more information, see the section Resource folder .

Assign a resource folder to your course as follows:

1

Open the More settings menu in the top right corner of the course.


Open course settings
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Select the first entry Settings .

3

The Course settings dialogue opens. Click the Assign resource folder button in the Course tools section under Resource folder .

Assign resource folder
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It opens an overview of all resource folders for which you are responsible as an owner. Select the desired folder by clicking on the corresponding  plus icon in the Actions column.

Select resource
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The selected resource will be displayed in the course settings dialogue under Currently assigned together with its title, ID and creation date.

View, remove or change assignment
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You can edit the assignment at any time:

  • To choose a different resource folder, click on Change .
  • To completely remove the current assignment, select Remove assignment .

Files from the resource folder that have already been used in the course can no longer be accessed when the resource folder has been exchanged or removed.

You can only embed one resource folder per course.

With the release of OPAL 11.4, the function for embedding a resource folder has become available in the new user interface. How to embed a resource folder in the old user interface through the detailed view is explained in this section:

To use a resource folder in a course, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the course and select the entry Details and settings from the menu.
  2. In the Learning resource area on the right, click on Change properties and switch to the tab Resource folder .
  3. Click on Select and use the Select link to add a resource folder to your course.
  4. In the storage folder of the course, you will now find the subfolder _sharedfolder .

Glossary

You can add a glossary to your course. A glossary is an alphabetical list of words that serves as a reference guide for course users. If a glossary is included in the course, course visitors will see a corresponding link in the left course navigation below the course elements. Clicking on this link opens the glossary content in the middle course area.

A glossary is an independent learning resource and can thus be used in several courses. For more information on creating and configuring glossary entries, see the section Glossary.  

Assign a glossary to your course as follows:

1

Open the More settings menu in the top right corner of the course.


2Select the first entry Settings .
3

The Course settings dialogue opens. Click the Assign glossary button in the Course tools section under Glossary .

Assign glossary
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This opens a table with all available glossary resources. Select the desired glossary by clicking on the corresponding plus icon in the Actions column.

Select resource
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The selected glossary will be displayed in the course settings dialogue under Currently assigned together with its title, ID and creation date.

Assigned resource
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You can edit the assignment at any time.

  • To choose a different glossary, click on Change .
  • To completely remove the current assignment, select Remove assignment .

You can only embed one glossary per course.

With the release of OPAL 11.4, the function for embedding a glossary resource has become available in the new user interface. How to embed a glossary in the old user interface through the detailed view is explained in this section:

To use a glossary in a course, proceed as follows:

1

Open the course and select the entry Details and settings from the menu.

Details and settings
2

In the Learning resource area on the right, click on Change properties .

Open change properties function
3

A dialogue opens. Switch to the tab Glossary  and click on Select glossary .


Select glossary

This opens an overview of all available glossaries. Click on Select .

Select glossary