Create a Course

If you're a creator looking to build your very first or next course, this article will give you a brief overview of using Knorish Course Builder - including how to add your course content to publish your course.

You can use a variety of content types for your online courses. Be it videos, images, PDFs, or presentations you can even set up live sessions, build assessments and create pages inside the course.

Additionally, you can share downloadable files with your students for bonus learning outside the purview of an online course. All these content types then become study material for students to learn from at a later date. 

Following are the step-by-step instructions to create and publish your online course: 
You can update Course settings. Click here for setup

The options for course content updates are as follows:

  • Video: To upload a video from your device/PC/Laptop/Google Drive/Dropbox/One drive, click on Video, select Add video file and upload the video file. The platform supports the most commonly used video files such as MP4, WMV, AVI, MKV, or FLV video files. Learn more
  • Audio: To upload an audio file from your device/PC/Laptop, click on Audio, select Add Audio file and upload the audio file. The platform supports the most commonly used audio files such as MP3, AAC, OGG or WAV and each audio file can be up to 50MB per chapter. Learn more
  • PDF: You can convert doc, excel, ppt files, etc to a PDF and upload up to 25MB.
  • Embed: Embed YouTube/Vimeo videos, Google forms, slides, docs or sheets. Learn more here. 
  • Assessment: This section can be used to check the user's understanding at various points during the course. Questions can be single-choice, multiple-choice, objective & subjective questions as well. Learn more here.
  • Live Events: Live video feeds using Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams or YouTube Live Stream can be used to create live events.   
  • Page Builder: Build and edit beautiful, content-rich pages within your courses. Learn more here.
  • Downloadable Files: On the Knorish course site, you can also allow your users to download content like worksheets, brochures, etc. The supported downloadable content types include pdf, PPT, XLSx, Docx, zip, or RAR files. Learn more. 
  • Knorish integrated with Zoom Live sessions: With Zoom integrated into Knorish, you can now set up and conduct live meetings or webinars as a single, multiple, and ongoing straight from your Knorish site. Learn more.

Note:  While Knorish allows you to upload unlimited content in the course(s), we recommend you stick to 100-150 chapters in a course for a user-friendly and seamless experience. If your course curriculum is taking too long to load, consider splitting it into multiple courses and selling it as a bundle using the instructions here. 

Additionally, you can also enable the drip functionality to release your content at specific time durations as well.

Using the drip functionality, you can control the release of the content as per a specific timeline. It lets you unlock new content after a specific number of days or weeks or at specific dates as well. So, anytime a new content piece is released, the system automatically shoots an email notification to all enrolled students as per the template listed which is also editable.
Important Considerations :
Pdf files have various advantages over the doc and ppt formats such as: 
  • Enable error-free formatting across the platforms from Office on Mac to Office on Windows.
  • As pdfs can be compressed well, thus smaller files can pack more content.
  • They ensure data security as they won’t be downloadable without the download now button.
  • Having said that, the Doc, PPT, and Excel formats can still be distributed but through the attach downloadable files button
  • Each video file can be upto 2 GB, the PDF file can be upto 50 MB whereas downloaded files can be upto 25 MB.