In the Author environment, click on the Course tab. Next, click on the new button, the button with a white sheet of paper. You can find this button on the top left.
You are now asked to fill in some general options for your course:
Author group: choose within which author group you want to create this course
Name: give your new course a name
Status: do you want to publish it already? Publishing it means it can be used by teachers, and subsequently by students. Is it just a draft? You can leave it unpublished; but remember to publish it when you're ready!
Adding content to your course
If you have just created your course, you can immediately add the desired chapters. Otherwise, in the Author environment, click on the Course tab. Open your course for editing by clicking on its name, or by clicking on the pencil icon to its right. You can also use the search bar to search for the course by name or by ID number.
You will now see two columns. The column on the left shows the chapters currently in your course; the column on the right shows the chapters available to you to add to your course.
Simply drag chapters from right to left to add them to your course. You can drag them from left to right to remove them. By dragging and dropping you can also change the order of the chapters in the left column.
Are there no chapters available for you to use? Learn how to make the chapters here.
Change the name of the course, its status and the description
In the Edit course window, in the General tab, you can change all the course settings:
Name: change the name of the course.
Status: once you are ready to use your course and share it with other Teachers, change the status to Published.
Author group: move the course to a different Author group.
Course description: write the course description. This description will be visible to other Teachers as well. This is how they will see the description: