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Become an Instructional Design Expert on Open edX

Module 1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome
1.1.1 Audience
1.1.2. Course Goals
1.1.3 Related Resources
1.2 The Open edX Platform
1.3 Open edX Vs Other Platforms
1.4 The Open edX Community

Module 2. Understanding the Platform Pedagogy and Technology

2.1 The Open edX Pedagogy
2.2. The Learning Science Behind Open edX
2.3 Learning Sequences, the Magic of Open edX
2.4 Open edX Navigational Structure
2.5 Open edX’s Two Main Tools: LMS and Studio

Module 3. Creating a New Course

3.1 Viewing your course in Studio and the LMS
3.2. Navigating the LMS
3.3 Setting the Course Information
3.3.1 Change the Course Name
3.3.2 Change the Course Number
3.4. Setting the Pacing of Your Course
3.5. Course Team Members
3.6. Setting Start and End Dates

Module 4. Building Your First Course

4.1 Understanding the Structure of a Course
4.2 Build Your Course Outline
4.2.1 Add New Sections, Subsections or Units
4.2.2 Duplicate New Sections, Subsections or Units
4.2.3 Reorganize Your Course Outline
4.2.4 Delete Content in Your Course Outline
4.3 Adding Components to a Unit
4.3.1 Add Discussion Components
4.3.2 Add HTML Components
4.3.3 The Different Problem Types Specific Types
4.3.4 Configuring Problem Components
4.3.5 Add Video Components
4.4 Setting Up Certificates

Module 5. Grading Policy, Assessment and Exams

5.1 Understanding Your Grading Policy
5.2 Grade Range and Certificates
5.3 Setting a Grace Period
5.4 Different Assignment Types
5.5 Setting Graded Subsections

Module 6. Best Practices and Teaching Methods

6.1 Best Practices
6.2 Backward Design
6.3 Active Learning Experiences
6.4 Design Templates and Guides


Become a Marketing Expert on Open edX

Module 1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome to the Course
1.2 Learning Outcomes

Module 2. Assigning Roles and Building a Team

2.1 Assigning Roles in Studio and the LMS
2.2 Building an Effective Team
2.3 Creating Cohorts
2.4 Setting Up Certificates

Module 3. Beta Testing and Launching your Course

3.1 Course Launch Checklist
3.2 Welcome Message and Bulk Emails
3.3 Making Improvements on the Ongoing Course

Module 4. Setting Up a Marketing Strategy

4.1 Driving Enrollments
4.2 Creating a Course ‘About’ Page
4.3 Other Promotional Ways: Blogs, Newsletters and Social Media
4.4 Related Materials


Become an Open edX Developer

1. Open edX Architecture

1.1 Overview
1.2 LMS and Studio
1.3 Front-End
1.4 Discovery Page
1.5 XBlocks and Ways to Expand the Platform
1.6 Discussion Forums
1.7 Analytics
1.8 Background Work
1.9 Search

2. Installing Open edX

2.1 Distribution from the source code GitHub
2.2 Distribution from IBM
2.3 Distribution from Bitnami
2.4 Installation methods

3. Native Open edX Installation

3.1 Server Requirements
3.2 Installation Process
3.3 Warning Notes
3.4 Helpful Resources

4. Managing the Server: Solutions & Tips

4.1 Commands
4.2 Create or Upgrade a User to Superuser
4.3 MySQL access
4.4 Use runserver instead of gunicorn (helpful for
4.5 See what services are running
4.6 Restarting Services
4.7 Updating Versions using edX repos
4.8 Generate certificates after a course ends
4.7 Using an edx-platform fork
4.8 Compile assets manually
4.9 Generating dummy translations
4.10 Troubleshooting: Unable to connect to the LMS
4.11 Log files
4.12 server-vars.yml does not make any changes after
running the update bash script

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