A course is the main learning entity in AXS2LMS. You can create a new course in the Courses section, by opening the “Add Course” panel and giving it a name, a category, a type (e-learning or classroom based), and an optional description and thumbnail image (Avatar).
There are a few more options that can be set for a course if you click to open the “Advanced Settings”, such as its price (if you want it to be a paid course), whether the course will offer a certification to those who have completed it (as well as the certification's duration), the intended audience and language, and the branch (department) that offers it.
- A course code can also be set, to help users quickly and uniquely identify the course.
- Courses are owned by the user that creates them, and, who can edit the basic course information such as name, category, price, etc.
- A course owner can assign more users as Instructors for the course, giving them the ability to add and modify course content.
- The Courses section allows you to see all courses in a tabular listing with buttons to edit or delete a specific course, and contains a search box for quickly finding the course you want to view or edit.
- The courses list can be downloaded as an Excel-compatible CSV file.
After selecting a course, the user can view or edit its Properties, Lessons, Users and Skills, through the respective tabs. The Properties tab displays the same basic and advanced course information as discussed above for the “Add Course” panel.
The Lessons tab displays a listing of the lessons contained in the course, and allows the user to create new lessons assigned to the course, set the lesson order and configure whether the students must complete lessons in order (“Serial rule enabled/disabled”). The lesson list can be downloaded as an Excel-compatible CSV file.
Branches (departments) are differed organization in the same domain or in other domains. Branches have several functions depending on the LMS use. Courses and its lessons can be assigned to a specific branch. E.g. administration courses can be branched to the financial department.
The Users tab displays a listing of the users associated in the course, as either Professors or Students and their registration date. For each student, the Users listing also displays his course completion date, what his score was and whether he was awarded a certificate. This information can be downloaded as an Excel-compatible CSV file.
Finally, the Skills tab shows a listing of skills associated with the selected course. A “skill” describes a specific knowledge or experience that is either Offered by the course (meaning that students who complete the course are assigned that skill) or “Required” by the course (meaning that students need to have that skill, perhaps by completing another course offering it, to take the course). The listing of skills can be downloaded as an Excel-compatible CSV file.
CSV files (data export)
The items, lessons, branches, users and skills, can be downloaded (exported) as a CSV file. This a comma-separated values file what can be useful to export the lessons, branches, users or skills information to a spreadsheet or database program. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. The use of the comma as a field separator is the source of the name for this file format “CSV”.