Creating a course with a course template

FELIX 10-010

What you need to know

You will find different course templates for different course formats in FELIX, which you can copy and adapt to your needs.

To create courses in FELIX you need authoring rights. First, log into FELIX with your HFU account. Then request authoring rights from FELIX Support by sending a ticket (see also "Write ticket" below).

What you have to do

  1. Click on "Authoring" (above).

    • The submenu contains the "Search mask".

  2. Click on the "Search mask" and search for "Course template".

    • In the list you will find the following templates:
      - 01 Course template "Virtual face-to-face lecture" (example)
      - 02 Course template "Video/audio lecture" (example)
      - 03 Course template "Self-learning course/Flipped classroom" (example)
      - 04 Course template "Material" (example)
      - 05 Course template "Material with message" (example)

    • Course template 01, "Virtual attendance lecture", offers you different components for the organisation of a virtual attendance lecture. On the "Individual page" with the title "Information" you can provide important information about your event. The modules "Messages" (communication between teachers and all students), "Forum" (two-way communication) and "E-mail to course management" (communication between individual students and teachers) can be used as different communication channels.
      In the folders in the area "Materials" you can provide files for download for your students.

    • Course template 02, "Video/audio lecture", offers you different components for organising a video or audio lecture. On the "Individual page" with the title "Information" you can provide important information about your event. The modules "Messages" (communication from teachers to all students) , "Forum" (two-way communication to all) and "Email to course admin" (communication from individual students to teachers) can be used as different communication channels.
      In the folders in the area "Materials" you can provide files for download for your students.
      In the area "Videos/Audios" you can provide video and audio files via embed code.
      For audio files, the "Podcast" module (see Helpcard 30-145) can also be helpful.

    • Course template 03, "Self-learning course/Flipped classroom", offers you different components for the implementation of a self-learning course or a so-called flipped classroom. On the "Individual page" with the title "Information" you can provide important information about your event. The modules "Messages" (communication between teachers and all students), "Forum" (two-way communication) and "Email to course admin" (communication between individual students and teachers) can be used as different communication channels.
      In the area "Course content" you can post learning material on different topics / weeks.

    • Course template 04, "Material", gives you the option of providing materials in different folders.

    • Course template 05, "Material with message", gives you the option of providing materials in different folders and of using the message element.

  3. Click on the title of the desired course template.

  4. Under "Administration", select the "Copy" option.

  5. Enter the title of the event and click "Copy".

    • Do not use umlauts and avoid all other special characters except (), /\, -, _.
      Use the following routine for clarity:
      Title_ if applicable, degree program _ (your last name), example: Marketing_WNB_(Huebner).

    • The administration area of the course opens.

    • Here you can design the information page for your course and administer important course settings.

  6. In the "Execution" tab, select the desired semester to show how up-to-date the course in the catalog is, then press "Save".

  7. Click on "Administration" (above) and select "Course editor".

    • The course opens in the editor view.

    • You can find more helpful course elements for teaching in our Demo course in FELIX. How to add the course elements in the course editor can be found in the Helpcards from 30-010 on).

    • If you want to create another topic area in "Video/Audio Lecture" or "Self-Learning Course/Flipped Classroom", do not copy the "Videos/Audios SW1" or "Topic Area" module! Copying will retain the integrated HTML page.
      If you change the supposedly new page of the copied subject area, then these changes are also taken over in the old page, since it concerns one and the same HTML page. We therefore recommend that you insert a new HTML page or a new structure module and integrate the HTML page via the module configuration (Helpcard 30-020) and, if necessary, insert a folder module (Helpcard 30-030)) below it.

  8. Change the "Short title", if necessary the "Title" in the top course element and save the entry.

  9. Click the red cross (top right) to close the course editor. Select the "Yes, automatically" option to publish changes made.

  10. To make your course findable and accessible to your students, access the settings under Administration.

    • Select the current semester in the "Execution" tab to show how up-to-date the course is in the catalog.

    • Also, enter your course in the catalog in the "Catalog" tab (see Helpcard 10-030).

    • Then navigate to the "Share" tab.
      Add a booking method of your choice under "Access for members of the organisation" (see recommendation below). You can find out more about the various access options in Helpcard 10-030.

    • To ensure that your posted materials are only accessible to authorized students of the course (see UrhWissG §60), we recommend using a time-limited "Bookable" (Booking by user necessary) method (see Helpcard 10-030) or "Open" (without booking) (see Helpcard 30-010). Alternatively, you can set the course access to "Private" and enter the students manually via the member administration (see Helpcard 20-020).

  11. Lastly, you need to change your course status from "Preparation" to "Published".

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