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E-learning courses are collections of lessons (training materials) that you need to complete in order to mark the course as completed in its turn. An e-learning course can be made up of one or more lessons that you can play in sequential order or in free order, depending on the course structure.
E-learning courses are completely delivered online, do not usually involve instructors, and allow you to attend them at any time, according to the validity period set both for the course and for your enrollment.
Accessing an e-learning course
All of the courses and learning plans in which you’re enrolled are listed on the My courses and learning plans page. E-learning courses are identified by the E-learning label at the bottom of the course card. Click on the course card to access it.
Playing an e-learning course
On the course page, the course player is in the middle of the page. Depending on the course settings, the course player's appearance can be in dark or light mode.
The Syllabus area on the left of the page shows the list of the lessons composing the course. Lessons are identified by a thumbnail, a title, and the file type. Some types of training material, such as SCORM or xAPI, may include multiple syllabus entries.
If the thumbnail displays a padlock, it means that the lesson has prerequisites, meaning that to start that lesson, you must complete other lessons first.
Select a lesson from the course syllabus, check its details (if any) in the Lesson Details area under the course player and click on the Start learning now button to start playing it. If the course has a linear structure, you'll have to complete the lessons in the sequence set by the syllabus. If the course is more modular, you may be able to skip around and choose the lessons in your preferred order.
When you complete a lesson, click on Next lesson to continue the course. Depending on the course settings, you may be able to navigate back by clicking on Previous lesson. Depending on the settings, lessons can start automatically one after the other, as you complete them.
To maximize the area of the course player, close the syllabus by clicking on the X button at the top of the Syllabys area, or clicking on Expand view in the top right corner of the course player area. Click on Collapse view to go back to the default view mode.
As you complete each lesson, the status of your progress in the course is tracked, so you can keep track of where you are in the course and what you still need to complete. This also allows you to stop and resume the course at any time.
Please Note! For proper tracking, configure your browser not to block pop-ups, and avoid incognito windows.
If you have already started the course, click Start learning now to be taken back to the first training material (without resetting your progress), or Resume training to restart learning from the first non-completed training material.
A course is considered completed when all of the lessons are completed. Check your progress in the area under the course description.
Depending on the course settings, you may be able to perform the following actions from the top right area of the course page:
Share the course on social media: Use the Share button to:
- get the course URL so that you can share it with other users
- share the course details, and optionally your score, on social media (Twitter and/or LinkedIn)
- Rate the course. Use the Rate now button to provide a rating of the course from 1 to 5 stars. Take the time to provide your feedback on the course, as it can be helpful for other users, including instructors and Administrators.
- Add the course to a playlist. Use the Add to playlist button to add the course to an existing playlist or to a new playlist. More information on playlists.
- Inform that the course is no longer up to date. Use the Mark as outdated button to identify the course as no longer up to date, and notify the Administrator about that.
The course page may display one or more widgets under the course player, depending on how the course is configured. Available widgets include:
- Description. Shows the course description, if any.
Course details. Shows extra information about the course that may or may not display depending on how the Administrator configured the course, such as:
- the course code
- the average completion time
- the number of days left to complete the course
- the number of credits (CEUs) you’ll earn by completing the course
- if the course is verified via e-signature
- if the course comes from external content providers
- Forum. Use this area to discuss the course topics with other learners and ask questions to the instructors.
- Comments. Leave comments on the course topics.
- Repository. Use this area to download files made available by the instructors, as well as to upload the files you want to share with other users.
- Instructors. Displays contact information for the instructors of the course.
- Questions and answers. Use this area to ask questions to the course experts, and to check the questions and answers posted by other users.
Use the widget bar to navigate among the available widgets.