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This article will define and describe the general usage and setup of a Course folder-type.
A Course is a type of Catalog Folder.
Courses are added to the Catalog in a manner similar to any other type of Catalog Folder.
For help documentation related to adding any Folder to the Catalog, please refer to; Adding and Editing Folders, otherwise the following information describes some general uses of a Course Folder.
Purpose behind a Course folder-type
A Course is a type of hierarchical Catalog Folder which can be directly populated with Learning Elements and/or contain the sub-folder type called Chapters.
Courses are a convenient tool for organizing and assigning any associated Chapters.
SCORING: A Course folder-type will be scored based on scores earned by any Learning Elements or any Child Folders.
Learner Presentation: Drill Down
Scoring Process: Roll Up
Allowed Child Types: Chapters, Learning Elements
Allowed Parent Types: Learning Paths, Folders, Organizational Folders
The settings above are system defaults but can be modified by an LMS Admin having appropriate permissions.
It is considered a best practice to NOT modify existing folder-types, but instead create a new folder-type if necessary.
The Accord LMS will prevent LMS Admins from creating any folder-type which are not allowed as Child Folders in any selected Parent Folder.
For information on Creating a New Folder, please see; Adding and Editing Folders.
Course Details (settings)
Generally, the informational Detail settings which may be set or entered for the various folder-types are very similar.
For more in-depth documentation regarding the various Details which may be entered or set for Courses, please see Detail Settings for All Folder-Types.
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