Before you start creating a course

How to name your course

How to describe your course

How to choose the number of students

What is the content drip

How to choose a category

How to price your course

How to add media to your course

How to build your course

How to add more instructors to your course

What is the additional data

How to describe the benefits of the course

What should you write in Requirements/Instructions

How to specify the targeted audience

What materials can you include

What are the Announcements

How to upload course attachments

What are the Course Prerequisites


The Course Builder Section

The course builder section is like an index for the course. You can create topics to create and decorate your lessons & quizzes. It will help the users to navigate through the course properly.

A course is normally divided by chapters or weeks, the lessons and quizzes are typically assigned to those chapters or weeks. A topic helps you to organise the course in that manner. Clicking the “Add new topic” button will open up its respective fields.

Creating a Lesson

After the topic is created, a lesson or a quiz can be added to that topic. Let’s see the available settings for a lesson.

Clicking the “Add new lesson” will popup a screen where you can add all the necessary details for creating a lesson.

Once you’ve put the contents of the lesson, click on the “Update Lesson” button to complete the process.

Creating a Quiz

A quiz is generally a collection of a few questions. There’s no limitation on how many questions can be created in a quiz. Let’s begin the quiz setup procedure.

Once a topic is created, a lesson or a quiz can be added to that topic. To create a quiz click on the “Add Topic Quiz”.

After that, you’ll be presented with a popup screen similar to the following image where you need to name the quiz and also a description (optional). Then hit “Save & Next” to start adding questions.

The only required field here is the Quiz title, you can leave the description field blank if you want to. But it’s advised to fill it in. Once you’ve done that click Save & Next to start setting up questions.

When you’re on the Questions tab, you’ll see an “Add Question” button, clicking on it will present you with the above screen. The options are pretty self-explanatory, you need to type in the question, set its mark, add a description if needed, then choose the answer type and click on “Add An Option” to add your answer. Be sure to define the correct answer from the list.

After your students have submitted a quiz, you can manually verify them to mark their grades. Navigate to the Quiz Attempts section in Tutor LMS menu. There you will see all the Quiz Attempts by your students. You can manually verify the answers, write your feedbacks, etc.

Question Types in TheatreisDigital.Academy

To bring diversity in a quiz and make it more interactive, TiD.A offers 10 question types.

True False: It’s like the typical true or false question type, you can define whether the answer is true or false.

Single Choice: It’s more like the MCQ type, here multiple answers are given for the question but only one is correct.

Multiple Choice: When your question might have more than one possible answer, use this question type.

Open-Ended/Essay: This question type best fits when you need to take feedback from the students.

Short Answer: It’s more like the same as open-ended type, the difference is here the character limit is 200 ideally.

Fill in the Gaps: As the name suggests, students need to type in a word or two in the black filed. You need to define the correct response while creating the question. Type in “{dash}” in the question title (you can use it more than once in a question) to create the dash field and in the answer field, type in the correct response. Use “|” to differentiate your answers if you have more than one. Like the following

Matching: This question type comes in handy when you need to set up word matching questions. You need to type in the matching word or phrase alongside the answer and you’re all set. You can also set up image as well as word to this matching type.

Image Matching: As the name suggests, this question type allows you to create image matching questions. You need to upload an image along with its word or phrase answer to setup this question.

Image Answering: Unlike image matching type question, here a student needs to write down the answer by observing the image. The answer is defined by the instructor (in small letter).

Ordering: This question type is suitable to create re-arranging type question. It’s the best fit for taking quiz regarding precedence, step verification or pipeline.

Quiz Settings

Now that we’ve created questions for our quiz, we need to know the settings to set up the quiz the way we want to. Browse to the Settings tab.

Time Limit: You can determine the quiz duration using this function. You can even hide the quiz time if needed. In case you don’t want to put a time limitation, then set the limit to 0.

Attempts Allowed: If you want a fixed number of attempts to be allowed for taking the quiz, then you can set it from here. For instance: if you set the limit to 5, that means a student can attempt to take the quiz for 5 times at best.

Passing Grade: As the name suggests, a student has to obtain this mark in order to pass the quiz. For instance: 70% means they need to score 70 out of 100 to pass the quiz.

Max Questions Allowed To Answer: It’s a bit tricky. This feature is introduced to randomize questions in a quiz. The purpose of this function would be more clear with an example. Say you have 50 questions in a quiz, if you put 50 here, a student will have to answer all the 50 questions in order to complete the quiz. But if you put 10 here, the student will have to answer only 10 questions out of the 50 and these 10 questions will appear randomly. No student will get the same set of questions.

Quiz Advanced Options

There are a few additional settings to give you access to more advanced options.

Quiz Auto Start: Enabling this feature will make the quiz to start automatically when a student enters to the quiz page.

Question Layout: You can control how the questions will appear in the quiz using this function.

Hide Question Number: Turning it on will put a serial number in front of every question.

Short Answer Characters Limit: You can define the character limit for the “Short Answer” question type from here.

Creating Assignments

You can create as many assignments as you want. You can also drag drop assignments to order them between lessons and quizzes or just put one at the end of each topic.

Creating a new assignment

Navigate to any course and on the builder section, you will see a button named “Create Assignments”.

After clicking on the Create Assignment button, a pop up will appear to input the necessary information.

Attachments: If you want to provide sample questions, research paper or any kind of drawing as instructions, you can upload a file in this section.

Time Duration: This applies right after the student views the assignment section. You can set any number starting from zero. Here Zero means no time limit. After the time limit is over, the student will not be able to upload any files on the assignment section and submit the assignment.

Mark: The total mark has to be mentioned here. You can set any number larger than zero.

Passing Mark: The minimum mark for the assignment considered as pass. you can set any number larger than zero and smaller than or equal the total mark.

Allow to Upload Files: If you want to allow the students to upload files, then you can set any number larger than zero. If you do not want the students to upload any files and just write the text on the submission page, then you can set it to zero.

Upload File Size Limit: You can specify a number larger than zero here. This field calculates and restricts the file upload size in megabytes.

After you are done configuring the assignment, you can see an assignment submission form like this-