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Setting Up Your Course

Estimated Lesson Time: 55 minutes (instructor-evaluated option)

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Lesson Introduction

This lesson focuses on the setup of the course via the Instructor Menu > "Set Up Course". The videos cover the following sections:

Course Look and Design
General Setup Information
Other Tools Options
Course Setup
Course Textbooks
Course Prices and Promotions
Google Tracking (combined with last video)

Lesson To Do List

Proceed to each section below. Click on the header bar to expand the section and follow the instructions in that section. Once complete, click on each item that you have completed.

Watch each lesson video
View the lesson presentation
Review the lesson key points
Review the discussion questions
Do the lesson assignments
Take the quiz

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Lesson Presentation (00:00:47)

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Lesson Videos

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Course Look and Design (05:21)

General Setup Information (03:01)

Other Tool Options (03:52)

Course Setup (08:57)

Course Textbooks (02:31)

Course Prices and Promotions / Google Tracking (09:13)

Footer Menu (02:11)

Lesson Key Points

You should have a custom header image, but you don't need one.
Use one of the template themes, unless you are comfortable with creating your own theme.
If you plan on sending e-mails to students, you need to fill out your mailing address with a valid e-mail and phone number.
You might choose to complete the course setup section AFTER you have created all the lessons, so you can better write the marketing copy.
You can have up to two textbooks associated with the course.
You can create coupon/discount codes for either free course access or discounts.

Lesson Discussion Questions

Why would students want to take your course?
Why would students want to take your instructor-evaluated course option?
Do you think you will use the discounted prices for your course? Why or why not?

Lesson Assignments

Assignment #1:

This assignment is for students with the instructor-evaluated course option.

When you are done with entering all the information in your "set up course" area, let me know using the text box below. Specifically, let me know what you need help with (i.e., creating images, setting color themes, marketing copy, etc.). I will help you with anything here (part of your course option).
Assignment #2Answer one of the following questions found in the "Lesson Discussion Questions" section using the discussion section below, and respond to/comment on at least one student's post. Comment on a post that has no comments yet, if possible.

Lesson Quiz

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    1) Your course will not be approved without the following
    a) a custom header image
    b) a background image
    c) a course title
    d) a custom theme
    2) You want to use keywords because
    a) those who search for a course by matching keywords will find your course
    b) they are required
    c) the search engines require them for visibility
    d) they are cool
    3) If you activate the e-mail form
    a) your email address will be public
    b) you will get spammed
    c) students and prospective students would be able to contact you through a secure form where your e-mail address is hidden
    d) somewhere in the world, a baby dies
    4) You should resize your course introduction image to 1200px wide by 675px tall because
    a) we will do it for you automatically, and it probably won't look the way you want it to look
    b) it won't be accepted otherwise
    c) you shouldn't bother resizing it
    d) because
    5) When it comes to creating promotion codes
    a) you can have up to 25 active at any time
    b) you can create them for free access
    c) the code must be between 3–26 characters
    d) all of the above
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