How do I add course templates to my domain?

Note: This document references views and actions that are only available to Echo Administrators

This article covers a newly-introduced feature that course authors can use as a guiding structure when creating new courses.  And example of this would be an advisory course, where all sections are following the same curriculum that is being developed by a course coordinator.

Create the template

To create a template you first create a course as you would any other and then Add the template to your domain (see section below). Users don't need a subscription to copy templates. This template will only be available to your domain and subdomain.

NOTE:  Clearly title the course as a template.   Best Practice would be to put template into the title.

 

Add the template to your domain

To add course templates to your domain:

  1. From the Domain details page, select Edit settings from settings (three dot's)
Add the template to your domain

3.     Click on Course Options
4.     Scroll to the bottom of the page and
5.     Click  Add under the Template Courses section and provide:

 

Click in the following fields and provide:

  1. The Order of appearance if there are multiple templates.
  2. The template Title.
  3. The Name and ID of the course you want to use as a template; click the list (browse) icon to choose from available courses.
  4. SAVE 

Copying the Template Course

When a teacher wants to copy the template course, they will create a course as usual, but now they will see a Template field.    By click on the dropdown arrow, they will see the available templates.

Copying the Template Course

Making Template Course Un-public

Notes

On clicking Save, after adding a template to your domain, the chosen course is set to Public so all course authors can access it. To reverse this:

  1. Open the Courses tool.
  2. Click Edit for the desired course.
  3. Uncheck the Public box.
  4. Save.
Making Template Course Un-public

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