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How To Create a Course for a Class
Blutick Courses help you with your mid- to long-term planning, allowing you to plan which topics to tackle in advance, just like a scheme of work.
Courses allow you to order and schedule a full term (or even year!) of work for your students, and tasks will be created automatically.
Create a Course
To create a course for your class, go to Create A Course using the sidebar.
Decide on a name for your course and choose a course template. The course templates give suggested topics for each year group – click “preview” to see these. Choose “blank template” to create a course from scratch.
Then simply click the green “Create Course” button to create your course!
Now select the appropriate class(es) using the dropdown menu and switch the “Course is live” toggle to “on” to allow your class to access the course.
If you would like to specify dates for your course, toggle “Scheduled Course” to “on” and tailor the course to your class.
Enter the start date for when you’d like the course to begin and choose which days of the week you’d like tasks set. Then check/uncheck the “send email to students” box as required.
Customise your Course Content
Under “Course Content” you can customise the course to your requirements. The planned tasks are shown in blue boxes with the date in the top left corner.
Note: the date shown on each box is the start date for that topic, and the day on which that task should be completed.
The end date for any topic is the start date of the next. Dates are only displayed for scheduled courses.
Click on “Preview” to open the task in a new window.
Drag the boxes to reorder topics, and use the + buttons to add extra topics, or add gaps, eg. for holidays or school trips. Use the “x” in the top-right corner of a box to remove it.
If you use the search function to add new topics, you will see that topics not yet part of your Course are highlighted in bold.
Finally, remember to click the green “Update Course” button at the bottom of the page!
Save your course as a template
You can save the course template that you’ve created to use again, or to share with other teachers in your school. Just click the green “Create Course Template” button at the top of the page, then choose a name and click “Create Template”.
Edit and/or delete your courses on the Manage Courses page.
All tasks that are set via your Course will be displayed in Your Tasks. You will receive Task Summary emails when each task reaches its deadline.
Click here to find out more about customising course templates.