Help – Course Maintenance


1. "Course Maint" Menu Items - A Building Block Approach

Alongside Student Records, Courses are the backbone of any learning system. They are the top level components in the System Core, alongside a host of Settings.

In the Trauma Resus LMS, the global LearnDash Platform Settings have already been configured. These settings apply to all courses, lessons, topics and quizzes, and should not be changed.

Within the LMS, each course is given a structured Course Name. This starts with a a code beginning TR plus a number which makes sure that it sorts in the correct order on the Learner Dashboard, plus a short descriptor so the course can be recognised, for e.g. TR101 Pre-Course E-Learning or TR611 Renewables Maintenance Of Skills.

For Requalification Courses only, the course code also includes the year as a suffix, before the descriptor, e.g. TR251-2020 IEC Instructor Requalification.

A course also includes a Header Image and a Course Synopsis. These are displayed when a learner clicks through to the course form the Learner Dashboard.

Course header images are stored in a Media Library, along with PDF document, video clips, and other related items.

The course synopsis is constructed in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) using the Elementor WordPress Page Builder, or an alternative, similar routine.

Courses are made up of a number of Lessons (see below), with the course / lesson structure being put together using the Course Builder.

For detailed documentation on Courses, please go to : Courses Documentation.

Every Course is divided up into Lessons, which are mid-level components.

The TR101 Pre-Course E-Learning course is delivered  wholly online, and can be built from any number of Lessons, each of which is built up from Topics and Quizzes, which are a special type of Topic. For more details on how these work, see below.

The TR611 Renewables Maintenance Of Skills (MOS) also includes a series of monthly Lessons, with a new one specially scheduled to be released at the start of each month. MOS Lessons are also built up of Topics and Quizzes.

All other courses provided by Trauma Resus consist of classroom based practical training, delivered Face-to-Face (F2F).

All F2F training courses have only two lesson steps :-

  • “Mark Complete” the Classroom Training – This step is triggered externally by Trauma Resus Training Admin, following completion of the F2F training event
  • Entry of Student Feedback – The only truly online lesson in a F2F course.

The overall course / lesson / topic / quiz structure is put together using the Course Builder.

For detailed documentation on Lessons, please go to : Lessons Documentation.

Each Lesson may be divided up into Topics, the next level of component. A Quiz (see below) is a special type of Topic

Each Topic is constructed in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) using the Elementor WordPress Page Builder, or an alternative, similar routine.

A topic may contain images, PDF documents, video clips, and other related items from the Media Library.

The overall course / lesson / topic / quiz structure is put together using the Course Builder.

For detailed documentation on Topics, please go to : Topics Documentation.

Quiz is a special type of Topic, and is divided up into Questions, the lowest level of component. 

Questions are the only content in a Quiz, apart from settings such as the pass mark, etc.

The overall quiz / questions structure is put together using the Course Builder.

For detailed documentation on Quizzes, please go to : Quizzes Documentation.

Question consists is constructed of some content to form the question itself, followed by a series of possible Answers

The content is constructed in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) using an HTML Builder. It may contain images, PDF documents, video clips, and other related items from the Media Library.

The Answers to a Question may be single choice, multiple choice, sorting choice, free format, or in some other specialised format. 

The overall quiz / questions structure is put together using the Course Builder.

For detailed documentation on Quiz Questions, please go to : Questions Documentation.

Media consists of the images, video, recordings, and files that you upload and use in a website.

Insertion of Media within Course Content

Simply position your cursor where you want the media item, use Add Media, and select the item you wish to include from the Media Library (see below).

If you do need to upload Media, even if that Media is not related to a specific document, then you need to use Add New Media.

The Media Library

The Media Library screen allows you to edit, view, and delete Media previously uploaded. Multiple Media objects can be selected for deletion. Search and filtering is also provided to allow you to find what you are looking for. 

The WP Media Manager Lite Plugin

This plugin allows you to better organise your Media Library into a folder / sub-folder structure, using the “drag and drop” method. Please ensure you follow the existing folder structure, so individual media items can be easily located amongst the very large number of items that are present in the entire library.

For more details on how to include Media in your content, please visit the WordPress documentation on Inserting Images.

For a print-ready version of the entire “F2F Organiser Help”, please CLICK HERE (opens in a new tab).

2. FAQ's - How to .....

A new MOS module is actually a new Lesson, which is created and scheduled for release each month, with every student enrolled on the MOS course notified about its availability on the 1st of the month. The build requires the following :-
  1. Creation of the new MOS Lesson – As yet EMPTY
  2. Creating Topics for your new MOS Lesson – Also EMPTY As yet
  3. Creating the Quiz to your new MOS Lesson – Also EMPTY as yet
  4. Building the Topics and Quiz into your new MOS Lesson / Module
  5. Uploading a Webinar to use in Topic Content
  6. Adding content to the empty 2 x MOS Topics
  7. Building your MOS Quiz
  8. Check everything out
  9. Change Module status to Published
For full details on how to achieve all of this, please click here.

Compared with building a new MOS Module, this is relatively simple :-

To temporarily remove access to (hide) an existing module :-

  • Take the Lessons dropdown option under Course Maint, on the top level menu bar
  • Select the TR611 Maintenance Of Skills Course and click on Filter
  • Click on Quick Edit under the name of the lesson you wish to disable
  • To the right hand side, you will see that the lesson has a status of Published – Simply change its status to Draft and click the Update button.

If you want to permanently delete an existing module from MOS :-

  • Take the Courses dropdown option under Course Maint, on the top level menu bar
  • Click on Builder under the TR611 Maintenance Of Skills Course
  • You will see the list of Modules (Lessons) which make up the MOS Course – There is a letter L at the left hand side of each one 
  • Locate the one you wish to delete, and hover to the right of it. You will see the word Remove – alongside it – Clicking on this to remove the lesson from the course
  • Finally, click the Update button to complete the update of the MOS course.

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Media consists of the images, video, recordings, and files that you upload and use in a website.

Insertion of Media within Course Content

Simply position your cursor where you want the media item, use Add Media, and select the item you wish to include from the Media Library (see below).

If you do need to upload Media, even if that Media is not related to a specific document, then you need to use Add New Media.

The Media Library

The Media Library screen allows you to edit, view, and delete Media previously uploaded. Multiple Media objects can be selected for deletion. Search and filtering is also provided to allow you to find what you are looking for. 

The WP Media Manager Lite Plugin

This plugin allows you to better organise your Media Library into a folder / sub-folder structure, using the “drag and drop” method. Please ensure you follow the existing folder structure, so individual media items can be easily located amongst the very large number of items that are present in the entire library.

For more details on how to include Media in your content, please visit the WordPress documentation on Inserting Images.

An existing Quiz may be changed by selecting the Quizzes dropdown option under Course Maint, on the top menu bar.

Existing Quiz Questions may be changed by selecting the Quiz Questions dropdown option under Course Maint.

For more detail, see the Quizzes and Quiz Questions under The “Course Maint” Menu – A Building Block Approach, above.

Course Certificates are written in HTML, and may include Shortcodes, to include fields from within the LMS database.

They can be set up only by Admin Users, from the LMS Developer menu item, which gives access to the WordPress Dashboard.

For detailed documentation on Certificates, please consult the LearnDash support documentation for : Create Certificate.

Notifications consist of Triggers and Email Messages which may be set to Students, Group Leaders and LMS Admin users.

They can be set up only by Admin Users, from the LMS Developer menu item, which gives access to the WordPress Dashboard.

For detailed documentation on Notifications, please consult the LearnDash support documentation for the : LearnDash Notifications Addon.

Course Prerequisites / Dependencies are held in the Settings options against the course.

They may be changed as follows :-

  • Take the Courses dropdown option under Course Maint, on the top level menu bar
  • Select the course you require, and click on the Edit option, beneath the course name
  • Along the top line, you will see a list of options – Course Page / Builder / Settings / Groups
  • Take the Settings option, and scroll down the page to  Course Access Settings
  • A little further down you will see Course Prerequisites – Use the box to select previous courses which must be completed in order to access the course you are working on (note that there are Any or All options available)
  • Finally, click the Update button to the right hand side, to complete the update of this course.