How to Create an Online Course


ProProfs Training Maker lets you easily create, design, and publish online training courses. You can create a course from scratch or look for a ready-to-use course in our premium library of 100+ professionally designed and fully customizable courses on various subjects, such as sexual harassment prevention, safety & compliance, employee skills, and leadership & management.


You can use these pre-designed courses as is or edit them based on your training requirements.



Online training & assessment comes with a bunch of benefits:


  • Administer training to large groups of people from a single dashboard

  • Train anytime, anywhere, and on a device of your learner's choice

  • Analyze knowledge gaps & retention with built-in quizzes & assessments 

  • Insightful real-time reports to track learning progress & performance


In this article, you'll learn:


1. How to Create a Course Using the ProProfs Library

2. How to Create a Course From Scratch

3. How to Use Page Templates

4. How to Rename a Course


How to Create a Course Using the ProProfs Library


Visit the ProProfs course library to look for a course for your requirement, and click 'Use This Course' to add it to your dashboard. That's all you need to do. Make edits to the template as needed and share with your learners. 


Use This Course



How to Create a Course From Scratch


Step 1: On your ProProfs Training Maker dashboard, click Create a Course.

On the dashboard, you will find all the courses you have created.


Creating an online course


  • Next, click "Create From Scratch."


Creating a new course from scratch


Step 2: Edit the Course Cover


The course cover editor opens, as shown below.


ProProfs Training Maker Preview


Here, you can customize the course cover. There are two general settings on the left panel: "Header" & "General."


From the header dropdown menu, you can edit the following:


  • Cover Image: Add a cover image to your new online course


  • Brightness: Set the brightness for better readability


  • Course Title, Subtitle, and Short Description: Add a title, subtitle (if any), and a short description of your new course. You can change the text color as well.


Customizing Course Cover


  • Button Text: You can edit the button text. Like, replace "Start" with "Let’s Begin"’ Also, you can change the button color.


  • Banner Thumbnail and Banner Alignment: You can choose to add a banner thumbnail by clicking Upload.


Customizing Course Cover


Select an image from our library or upload your own. You can also set the alignment of the thumbnail.


Customizing Course Cover


From the General dropdown menu, you can:


Choose to show/hide the following:


  • Description: Add a course description to let users quickly understand the topic.


  • Course Objectives: Mention the course’s objectives crisply and concisely to let users know how it will benefit them.


  • About the Instructor: Introduce the course instructor by mentioning a few lines to connect with users.


  • Table of Contents: Show the course content in an organized and easy-to-understand manner.


  • FAQs related to the course: Provide answers to the most common questions users may have related to the course.



Customizing General Settings



Customizing General Settings


Once you enable the settings on the left, those options will appear on the right, ready to be edited.


Step 3: Preview the Course Cover


Use the "Preview" button to look at the changes, or you can click Done to go back to the editor.


Previewing & Saving the Course


Step 4: Add/Edit Course Elements 


Here’s a quick view of the course editor. You can perform the following operations here:


Customizing Course


#1 Add New - Pick what you want to add next. You can add a new chapter, page, quiz, survey, poll, flashcard, or resources/files you want to attach to the course, or you can even import a course from other SCORM-compliant LMSs.


Note: You can quickly create a copy of your existing chapters, pages, quizzes, or other content in the side panel using the Duplicate option. Simply hover over a title and click the three vertical dots or the kebab menu icon to select Duplicate from the drop-down menu.

Duplicate a chapter, page, quiz, and more



#2 Add Media - replace the default page media with your own. You can upload files like images, videos, documents, spreadsheets, or presentations.


#3 Layout -  Change the arrangement of how you want to present text and media.


#4 Add Audio - record or upload an audio file. Learn More


 Tip: Use our beautiful page templates with pre-defined sections and formatting to save time.  

Page Template in a Course


Step 5: Preview the Course Elements


  • After adding/editing the course elements, you can preview the course using the Preview button.


Previewing the course



Here’s what the preview looks like:


Course Preview


  • After finishing the preview, click Done to save your course and return to the ProProfs Training Maker dashboard.


Saving the course



 You can see and access all your courses from the dashboard. Additionally, you can quickly rename a course by following the steps shown in the graphic below.


Rename a course


Now that you have successfully created a new online course, you can learn about other features of the training maker.



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