How do I create a new standard online or mobile course?

There are a number of different ways to create a new course in Claro. There are also different player layouts you can choose and other choices for course properties.

Course properties:

When you make a new course you need to give it a Name. This is a required field whereas all the following fields are optional:

  1. Select Dimensions:
    1. Standard (1010 wide × 600 high). This the default.
    2. Smartphone (device width: commonly 320 wide x 480 high).
  2. Choose a Player Layout:
    1. Navigation bar at the top and bottom (ideal for desktop delivery)
    2. Navigation bar at the top (recommended for mobile touch). This is the default..
    3. No navigation bar
  3. Enter a Duration in Minutes, Hours, or Days.
  4. Select an Entry, Intermediate, or Advanced Level.
  5. Enter a Prerequisite, if required.
  6. Choose a Language from the options.
  7. Select Type classification such as Activity/Exercise, Assessment, Course, Experience, Job Aid, Presentation, Scenario, and Simulation. "Course" is the default.
  8. Select a Category and Project classification if an Administrator has added these options. As an administrator, you can click the + (Add) button to enter a new classification.
  9. Add a Description. The description is something the learner sees, so make it descriptive and enticing.
  10. Select a Course Theme to style your course. Text placeholders and default colors used for shapes and charts are styled to match the theme.

See Mobile course design Best Practices for more information about making courses for mobile touch delivery.

Create a new course from the Splashboard:

  1. From the Splashboard, click the Course link in the “Create Something New” section.
  2. The New Course page opens. Enter your Course Properties, pick a course theme, and click the Submit button when you’re done.

Create a new course from the QuickLinks Toolbar:

  1. Click the New Course button in the QuickLinks Toolbar
  2. The New Course page opens. Enter your Course Properties, pick a course theme, and click the Submit button when you’re done.

Create a new course from the Application Menu:

  1. Click the Application Menu.
  2. Click the New button.Click the Course button.
  3. The New Course page opens. Enter your Course Properties, pick a course theme, and click the Submit button when you’re done.

Create a new course from a PowerPoint file:

  1. You can also create a new course from a PowerPoint file. Click From PowerPoint on the Splashboard in the “Create Something New” section or click From PowerPoint on the New Course page (accessible from the QuickLinks Toolbar or the Application Menu> New> Course button).
  2. For more information about creating a course from a PowerPoint file, see Import a PowerPoint file.

Getting Started

  1. A Tour of the Main Parts of Claro guide (SplashBoard and Authoring Environment with labelled areas)
  2. Changing your Knowledge Base/Feedback Support notification settings.
  3. What are the shortcut keys I can use in Claro? What key (keyboard) combinations can I use to control actions?
  4. How do I create a new standard online or mobile course?
  5. How do I add a new Learning Object to my course?
  6. How do I add a new Module to my course?
  7. How do I add a page to my course? How do I make a new page?
  8. How do I add a review exercise?
  9. How do I add basic content (text, image, Flash, video, audio, chart, shape) to my page?
  10. How do I change the formatting of a bullet or number list? How do I set the style type of a list?
  11. How do I create or edit a table?
  12. How do I edit the properties, title, name or settings of a page?
  13. How do I get started making a course in Claro? A Quick Start guide.
  14. How do I make a new page from a current page (duplicate or copy a page)?
  15. How do I style my font or paragraph text? How can I make my font bold, a different color, or remove all formatting?
  16. How do I add, edit or delete a marker to my page?
  17. How do I add, edit or delete a zoom element?
  18. How do I insert a special character (such as a copyright or registration mark or an accented character)?
  19. How do I add a glossary term?
  20. How do I view a glossary term's definition in a course?
  21. How do I use the color picker to color a shape or text?
  22. Submit or Share an idea (Feedback) for Claro
  23. What are the Shape Settings and tools I can use in the shape context-tab to change or modify a shape?
  24. What do all these tools and terms in Claro mean? (Claro Authoring Terminology Guide)
  25. What font faces are supported by Claro?
  26. Where is the Help manual or documentation? How do I get or call support?
  27. How do I pin Claro to my Windows Taskbar and Start menu as a shortcut?
  28. What are the shortcut keys learners can use to navigate a course without a mouse?
  29. How do I rotate an Element?

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