Course builder tool in Geenio


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Course builder tool in Geenio

Video Transcript

Speakers in this video: Jimmy (GetApp) and Max (Courselle)

Max: This is what they call Course Map where you would plan your course layout, and you can do it using two ways. One way is to create the course from scratch and just go ahead and drag and drop several components that your course would consist of. That's one way to do it, and another way to do it is to use a previewed template which is also available since our last update. We've created several basic usage scenarios, basic courses that we, or our customers are using right now, and made it available to all of our users, so that could be some basic course, that could be some certification task that could be a quest, it could be feature training and so on and so forth. So basically, if you don’t want to bother with creating your course structure from scratch, you can use one of the preview templates. But let me just start creating my own blank course from scratch.

So, there are few components available for building up your course and let me just go ahead and tell about each of those in detail. So, there are multimedia pages and this is the element which you can think of as a PowerPoint slide. This is a standard one page which could be filled with videos, features, texts, interactive elements such as links and so on and so forth, so this is one component. Second component is lesson. Lesson is something close to the complete PowerPoint presentation where you have several pages or slides that go one after another, but the main difference between two of those is that a lesson is better to be used for explaining a portion of theory. So, let's say you have some procedure and you can use lesson to show in several slides what this procedure looks like. Pages can be used for interactive parts of your course, such as course menu, such as screenshots of some sort, software with hotspot areas and so on. So, uh, Jimmy, does it make sense so far?

Jimmy: Yeah. So far, everything's very clear.

Max: Okay, great, and one more thing which became available just recently is the import feature which is used for importing content from various formats. These formats include existence core and courseware, and also from our last update, you can convert existing PowerPoints or PDF documents into Geenio lessons. So, here, I'm just uploading a new lesson from my old PDF document. This is good for reusing existing learning content because we've got a lot of conversations with our customers and many of them have a legacy of past trainings produced in from of PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents, and now they want to somehow re-utilize these into this new product. This is how they could do it.

I just uploaded a PDF document and it got converted into Geenio lesson with several pages, and if the PDF document was saved properly, which means that pages are saved in form of text and pictures, not only pictures, it would be possible to recognize this text and reuse it in other parts of the course.

Jimmy: Oh that's very useful. To be able to import the PDF and edit the text inside.

Max: Yes exactly so this is quite a demanded feature which we recently implemented so let me just clear that. And, also we've got tests available in Geenio so you can create as many tests as you want and put it anywhere within the course just to check the knowledge retention or training efficiency with several questions.