How to add a course

How to add a new course and set it up? Look for the answers in this article and learn how to add and maintain courses with the easy-to-use LMS via both backend and frontend builder.

Add a new course via Backend Course Builder

The first thing you need to do is go to the STM LMS > Courses. Click the Add New button and start creating content for your new course.

Add a title to the course and enter the description.

Create a thorough Curriculum for your course.

On this step, you can add new lessons, quizzes, and assignments to the course and divide them into sections. If you want to use existed lessons or quizzes, use the Search option and choose one from early created.

Add a title to your lesson or quiz and click Enter to add a new item.

For lesson:

For quiz:

Once you added the items you can easily edit them, just hover over the lesson/quiz and click Edit.

You can also change the order of the items by using the drag and drop tool.

Use the Search tab to search for the existed lesson. After you click on the tab, a new popup will open. Here you can find a Search field where you can enter the title of the lesson/quiz and select the needed one from list. Just check the required items and click Add selected.

Set up the Course

Scroll down the page and go to the Course Settings. Clarify course info and requirements in the Course Settings section.

Here you can:

  • Make the course Featured

  • Set course views (beginner, intermediate or advanced)

  • Set course level

  • Specify the number of current students

  • Enter course duration

  • Enter the total duration of video materials

Course Price. Fill in the blank to set the course price. You can also set the Sale Price, exclude the course from membership and affiliate course.

You can also use the Enterprise Price option which is the premium feature of PRO version of the plugin. You will see the notification that it is Available in PRO Version with the link to the PRO plugin.

Announcement Tab. Make important announcements for your learners whenever you need to. Write your text in the space provided.

FAQ Tab. Create the FAQ section to predict possible misunderstandings. Add one by one: items, questions, and answers.

Click on the New FAQ item to add a new question and answer. Enter the question/answer in the spaces provided.

Course Files. This section allows you to add course materials - simply upload a file of any format. Click on the Plus icon to upload a new file.

Enter the title for the file and click Choose File to browse the file on your PC.

There are also two tabs: Prerequisite and Content Drip which are the premium features of PRO version of the plugin. If you are using the free version you need to upgrade the plugin. If you have already installed the PRO version of MasterStudy LMS, be sure to enable Prerequisite and Content Drip Addons.

If you have already installed the PRO version of MasterStudy LMS, be sure to enable Prerequisite and Content Drip Addons.

Once enabled you can set up the options. In sequential drip content add the dependency of lessons. Add must be done lesson, then add the target lesson which will be unlocked after the first one is completed.

In Prerequisite Courses simply add the course that a user will need to finish to unlock the course you are currently editing.

On the right side of the page, you can choose a category for the course (add a new one if you don’t have any). Set featured image, change common settings like visibility and status, preview and publish a course.

It is also possible to add courses using Frontend Course Builder that is available in the Pro version