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Creating Lessons

Estimated Lesson Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (instructor-evaluated option)

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Lesson Introduction

This lesson focuses on what it takes to create a lesson. I walk you through each section on the lesson creation page. Including

Lesson Details
Lesson To Do List
Lesson Resources
Enrolled Student Only Lesson Resources
Lesson Presentation
Lesson Podcast
Lesson Videos
Lesson Key Points
Lesson Terms and Definitions
Lesson Discussion Questions
Lesson Assignments
Lesson Quiz

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
Review the lesson key points
Review the discussion questions
Do the lesson assignments
Take the quiz

Lesson Presentation (00:00:11)

To Do: View all the slides in the presentation or view to the end. Be sure to click the "Next" button to advance through the slides.

You have viewed this entire presentation!




Click To Begin Presentation (00:00:11)

This is an interactive presentation that may contain both images and audio. Click through to next slide when you have come to end of each slide. Click to clear viewed slides status.

Activate presentation autoplay. This will play the next slide without requiring you to click the "Next Slide" button. To stop the presentation once it has played, click the "Contents" button.

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Lesson Videos

To Do: Watch all of the videos not marked optional. Click to clear watched video status.

You have watched all of the required videos! Click to clear watched video status.

Lesson Details (03:25)

Lesson To Do List (03:16)

Lesson Resources / Enrolled Student Only Lesson Resources (03:00)

Lesson Presentation (07:12)

Lesson Presentation - the Lesson Soundtrack (16:44)

In this lesson, I demonstrate how easy it is to create a presentation from one audio file per chapter.

Lesson Presentation - Choices (05:53)

[Optional] In this video, I go over the choice option within the lesson presentation tool.

Lesson Videos (04:18)

Lesson Key Points (02:05)

Lesson Terms and Definitions (02:04)

Lesson Discussion Questions (01:17)

Lesson Assignments (06:34)

Lesson Quiz (02:05)

Spinny Wheel Game (11:23)

A new feature that makes learning fun!

Lesson Key Points

Don't enter the lesson time until you are done with the lesson, and be sure to include all reading, assignments, in addition to videos.
You will need to have a lesson todo list if you don't have any terms and definitions, evaluated assignments, and lesson quiz.
You can upload documents under lesson resources.
The lesson presentation tool makes creating lesson very easy.
You can offer a podcast version of your course!
If using videos, upload .mp4 if you can. Otherwise, .mov using the h.264 codec will work, but they take a bit of time to convert.
Key points are helpful.
Terms and definitions require student interaction to match the terms with the definitions.
Discussion questions can be used in conjunction with the assignments, where students answer a question in the discussion section of the lesson.
You can have assignments for both self- and instructor-evaluated students.
Each lesson can have a quiz with up to 100 questions. 80% or more is passing. Quizzes can be taken as many times as the student needs to pass.

Lesson Discussion Questions

What can you do with your course to encourage student interaction with other students?
Do you think it is a good idea to add YouTube videos to your course? Why or why not?
Do you think your course would also work as a podcast? Why or why not?

Lesson Assignments

Assignment #1:

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

After you create your first lesson, let me know (use the text area below) and I will have a look at it and make suggestions/offer feedback.

This is an optional assignment. If you wish to skip this assignment or do the assignment but not share the results, simply enter "skip" in the textbox below, and the assignment will be marked as completed by the instructor.
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

This is a sample lesson or if you are a student you are not logged in. You can view the quiz, but you will not be able to submit your answers.

This lesson's quiz comprises 10 multiple choice questions. Choose the best answer. Achieving passing score of 80% will register this lesson as complete if you have also passed the manually-reviewed assignments. You can take the quiz as many times as you wish.

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    Lesson Quiz

    Be sure to click the "Submit Quiz Answers" at the end of the quiz to save and submit your quiz answers. Select the best answer.

    1) How many sample lessons can you have?
    a) just 1
    b) 2
    c) 5
    d) no limit
    2) When should you create the todo list?
    a) before you create the lesson
    b) the first thing you do when you create the lesson
    c) you should wait until the lesson is complete so you what what lesson features you used
    d) never, the todo feature sucks
    3) Where is the best place to upload documents such as pdf files or word docs?
    a) assignments
    b) lesson podcast
    c) lesson resources or enrolled student only lesson resources
    d) terms and definitions
    4) The lesson presentation is a great way to provide students with content because
    a) it is interactive—it requires the students to click the "next" button to move a slide
    b) it is relatively simple to create
    c) if slides are kept short and graphics are used, students will like them
    d) all of the above
    5) You can have a podcast version of your course that can be listed with iTunes and other podcast aggregators.
    a) true
    b) false
    6) Which of the following is NOT allowed for video format?
    a) YouTube
    b) .exe
    c) .mp4
    d) .mov
    7) Key points can be automatically inserted where?
    a) in presentation slides
    b) in assignments
    c) in discussion questions
    d) in resources
    8) Students can print terms and definitions as a study aid.
    a) true
    b) false
    9) Discussion questions make excellent
    a) assignments
    b) topics for dinner conversation
    c) courses
    d) pie
    10) To make an assignment for instructor-evaluated students only
    a) write "instructor" somewhere in the assignment
    b) make sure one or more of the checkboxes below the assignment are checked so the student will be given a way to answer the question
    c) Call BooksToCourses.com and let them know which assignments are for instructor-evaluated students
    d) make sure NONE of the checkboxes below the assignment are checked so the student will be given a way to answer the question
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