Before creating any courses, you need to configure the settings within the Courses Module. The configuration is the most important aspect and constitutes the underlying basics before you can successfully create, sell and run any courses on Oncord.
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Under the AF Module Click on 'Courses'.
Then click on 'Configuration' at the top of the page.
On the configuration page you will find a list of categories/configuration items.
For the initial configuration the focus will be on setting up 'Locations', 'Age Groups', 'Levels', 'Sessions', 'Paces' and 'Types'.
Adding your Class Locations
The 'Location' parameter will help you set up all the information for where your course will be running.
create a location click on Locations > New Location
Enter a Name, Type and Location Address.
Scroll down and tick the visible in course selector box.
You can also upload an image for the location and a short description.
The image and short description appears in the course selector filter.
Once you're done, scroll down the page and click 'Save'.
Add all the locations where Courses/Events will run.
If you are running any online, create a location with the name 'Online'.
Creating Age Groups
The 'Age Group' parameter allows you to create and manage all the different age groups you're selling courses to, such as ' Adults', 'Children', 'Teens' and 'Seniors'.
When creating your age group, you're able to set a name, specify an age bracket, add a parent age group, set the certificate template.
You can also add a picture and a short description. These same as locations appear within the filter view of the course selector.
Don't forget to scroll to the bottom and hit 'Save'.
Create your Levels
Go into Courses > Configuration > Levels > Add Level.
Set a name, add the level objectives and set an age group.
If the level is a sub level, such as A1.1, set the Parent Level (in this case A1).
Levels can be Organisational or Part of a Progression.
Progressions are normally setup as A1.1, A1.2, A1.3 etc. and each level grants access to the next level in the progression. (see the 'Grants Access To' field).
Save the level when finished.
Adding SessionsSessions are how you split your courses happening over the course of a year. Many AF/IF's go by the standard 'Winter', 'Summer', 'Fall' and 'Spring' sessions or a term based structure such as Term 1, Term 2, Term3 and Term 4.
to Courses > Configuration > Sessions > Add Session.
Add a year, name, the date period of the session and age group. You can select 'any age group' here if you prefer.
Scroll down to the course selector section. To set how and when it will appear in the course selector.
Set the sort order, tick 'Visible' and set a visible 'from' and 'to' date.
Adding PacesPaces are used to set paces at which your courses will run. Some courses may have 1 hour units per week for 8 weeks, others may have 3 hours per/week over a set period of weeks.
to Courses > Configuration > Paces > Add Pace.
Give it a name and set and hour duration. The hour duration you set is the hour duration of each class.
So if you're pace is 1 hour units per week, set the hour duration to 1.
Adding TypesThe 'Types' are used to set the different types of courses you offer such as, 'Regular Classes', 'Intensive Classes', 'Conversation Classes', 'Online Courses' or 'Summer Classes'.
You can also use these these types as a filter using the course link builder tool to show only that type of course on a specific page of the website such as 'Intensive Classes'.
to Courses > Configuration > Types > Add Type
Give it a name and set an age group.
You can also create child types, example Parent Level of 'Workshops' with child types for each type of workshops you offer, such as, 'Summer Workshops'.