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FAQ (1)

What is easygenerator?
Pricing
Payment options
Services
Languages
Easygenerator trials
Can you upload images, videos and audio?
How do I publish my courses?
How secure is easygenerator?
Is easygenerator compatible with smartphones and tablets?
Is there an easygenerator application?
How do I upgrade?
How do I downgrade?
Can I track and trace the results of my learners?
What is LMS?
What is SCORM?
What is TinCan?
What Is a course?
What is a template?
How do I create my own template?
What kind of templates can I choose?
How do I become a partner of easygenerator?
Is easygenerator accessible for both Windows/Mac users?
How can I get support?

What is easygenerator?

Easygenerator is an online e-Learning authoring tool. Our product gives you the opportunity to create teaching courses for your learners. These can be educational but also for training or coaching purposes.

Easygenerator’s all-in-one e-Learning software has everything any author, teacher, trainer or instructional designer needs to create engaging courses online.

Pricing

Currently we have three different paid versions of easygenerator and a free version. The prices of our paid versions are:

Starter: $19
Plus: $39
Academy: $59

More detailed information regarding the different plans and their features can be found on our website https://www.easygenerator.com/pricing/.

Payment options

When you have selected what version of easygenerator you would like to purchase, you can choose between a monthly payment plan or a yearly plan. When you choose the yearly payment option, you get 1 month for free.

Payments can be done by:

  • Credit card
  • Invoice (only available for a year subscription).

Services

Easygenerator offers a wide range of e-Learning services. Some of our main features are:

  • Creating online courses
  • Developing goals and objectives for your learners
  • Create exams at the end of (each) course
  • Track and trace your learners results
  • Ability to upload PowerPoint files
  • Creating learning paths

For more information, go to: https://www.easygenerator.com/features/nextgen-elearning-software.
Also, please see the other options “Authoring”, “Team Collaboration”, “Customization”, “Support”, “Publish”, “Security” on this page.

Furthermore, easygenerator is an excellent alternative for PowerPoint.
Instead of making basic slides with small descriptions you can fully design and customize your own style and form of a course with images, videos and audio. Easygenerator gives you more options and better quality.

Languages

During the past years, easygenerator has worked on adding multiple languages for the course templates. At the moment we offer:

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Ukrainian

You can change the language of a course template by going to the “Configure” step of the course editor and there you will see the option “Template language” at the top of the screen. By selecting “Custom” from the language dropdown you can translate course template into any language you want.

Related topics:
Template Language

Easygenerator trials

Go to https://www.easygenerator.com/pricing/ and create your trial account. This will give you a fully functional easygenerator account for two weeks. After the trial period has ended you can choose to purchase one of our plans. If you do not purchase one of our plans, your account will be automatically reverted to a free plan.

When an account is reverted back to a free plan, all courses and material you have created before will be saved and can be still used, but you will lose the functionality that comes with the paid options.

Related topics:
Upgrade Your Account

Can you upload images, videos and audio?

Easygenerator makes use of a file repository. Once an image or media file is used in easygenerator, it will be available from this repository. Since easygenerator is a SaaS solution, these media files are even accessible by everyone who has access to your workspace. The images can be found in your personal library that is called “My Library”.

To upload video files you should follow the steps below:

  1. Open your course: you can re-use videos across courses from your media library!
  2. Go to: My Library > Video Library.
  3. Click the “+” sign and choose the video file to upload.
  4. Embed: copy the code and paste it into your editor.

Related topics:
Image Manager
Video Library
Add Video and Audio

How do I publish my courses?

Easygenerator provides five options on how a course can be published:

  • Share private link (Copy and paste the URL of your course to share or view).
  • Inside a website (Get embed code and paste it into HTML page where you want the course to appear).
  • To your LMS (Publish to LMS by downloading SCORM 1.2 package).
  • To your hosting (Publish to your Web server or cloud storage by downloading HTML package).
  • Sell the course (Publish to Aim 4 You).

Related topics:
Publish a Course

How secure is easygenerator?

Our company uses a highly reliable network. On top of that, we are backed and assisted by a large team of experienced and qualified IT specialists that work with big companies such as the Dutch oiling company Shell.

If you wish to know how we secure your data more precisely then visit this page: https://www.easygenerator.com/features/lcms-security.

Still not satisfied? Then send us an email with your specific concern and we will help you from beginning to end.

Is easygenerator compatible with smartphones and tablets?

Yes, easygenerator comes with a responsive design and thus compatible with any smartphone or tablet.

Related topics:
System Requirements

Is there an easygenerator application?

No, there is no application available at the moment but you can still use easygenerator on your smartphone or tablet because of a responsive design.

How do I upgrade?

First you need to create a trial account which can be done here: https://www.easygenerator.com/pricing/.

When you have created the trial account (or already had one), you can go back to the pricing page and select the upgrade you would like to have. This works the same for upgrading a paid account.

How do I downgrade?

In order to downgrade your account you have to go to: https://www.easygenerator.com/my-account/subscription/ and select the new plan you would like to activate. This will automatically downgrade your account to this plan.

Can I track and trace the results of my learners?

Yes you can, easygenerator offers to authors the ability to tack and trace the results of their learners. You will be able to see how they perform on a test or course based on a % scaling from 1 to 100. Tracking and tracing offers the following information:

  • Learners progress
  • Score based on % from 1 to 100
  • See what questions they got wrong
  • Enable or disable results tracking to be optional

For more in-depth results tracking and tracing we advise you to use LMS. For more information about LMS, see “What is LMS” below.

Related topics:
Results Tracking

What is LMS?

A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology (also called e-Learning), education courses or training programs.

Users can upload there easygenerator courses into LMS for detailed learners results. To do this, download the course as a SCORM package. This can be done on the “Publish” step of the course editor, where you will see the option “To your LMS”.

What is SCORM?

SCORM is a standard in e-Learning that makes it possible to track and trace the results of your learners in a Learning Management system (LMS). There are two different versions of SCORM: 1.2 and 2004. Easygenerator works with version 1.2 and does not support SCORM 2004.

What is TinCan?

TinCan is XAPI. XAPI is short for “eXperience API”. An API is a technique that allows software to exchange information. XAPI is not created to capture formal learning results, it is meant to exchange and capture learning experiences. That makes a big difference. When you are performing a task for the first time, you will learn. That is something that happens in the real world and not within the boundaries of LMS. SCORM cannot help you here, but XAPI can. It allows the learner to record this learning experience and the result. It is stored in a database that is called a Learning Record Store (LRS). XAPI reports through statements that have a specific structure: I (actor) did (verb) this (activity).

What is a course?

Course is a generic term that covers the e-Learning material you create. It includes the learning objectives with assigned questions and the related learning content.

Related topics:
What Is a Course?

What is a template?

Templates are used to define the look and feel of the course. It determines the layout of the content and interactions between a learner and a course. When you start creating a course the “Simple” course template is used by default. The course template can be changed under the course title in the course editor. The “Simple” course template has color schemes that can be changed on the “Design” step of the course editor. To choose the template that fits best for your course you can select the template and see how it looks on the “Design” step of the course editor or click “Preview”.

Related topics:
What Is a Course Template?

How do I create my own template?

It is possible to create your own course template when you have purchased the academy plan. You create a design for a template and send it over to info@easygenerator.com. Our developers will then create the template for you and add it to your account.

What kind of templates can I choose?

Easygenerator offers 4 different templates:

  1. Simple course:
    Each question is shown separately. You can answer the questions in any order. Use navigation buttons (previous and next) to navigate between the questions. When a learner answers the question, he/she will be informed whether his/her answer is correct or incorrect. The last submitted answer will be saved. If the question has been answered incorrectly, a learner can answer it again.
  2. Personalized learning:
    If the “Personalized learning” template is applied to the course, a learner can see the list of all questions that are associated with all objectives and related answer options.
  3. Assessment:
    It can be in the form of a quiz or an exam. The learner will see all questions (or a selection) in a list and can answer them. There are settings on the “Configure” step to make the assessment behave the way you want.
  4. Reader:
    Questions are not used in the “Reader” template. If you apply the “Reader” template to the course only the content pages and learning content of the questions are shown.

Related topics:
Course Templates

How do I become a partner of easygenerator?

If you are interested in becoming a partner of easygenerator, please contact Kasper Spiro to discuss the opportunities. Send an email to k.spiro@easygenerator.com

Is easygenerator accessible for both Windows and Mac users?

Yes, easygenerator works on both operating systems.

How can I get support?

We handle most support cases through the chat function on the easygenerator website. This chat can be opened by clicking “Contact us now!” at the bottom right corner.

You can also send us an email with you remarks/questions at support@easygenerator.com. Here you can also apply to join the weekly Q&A sessions with easygenerator’s CEO Kasper Spiro. Just send us the questions you have beforehand and join the session. The Q&A sessions are held every Thursday at 11 AM EDT, 5 PM CET. For more information visit: https://www.easygenerator.com/webinar/.

Basics (7)

Easygenerator provides a possibility to collaborate on a course with any existing easygenerator user or you can invite any external person.

note Co-authoring requires a paid subscription. Thus, if you are using free edition of easygenerator you need to upgrade to one of the paid editions to be able to use co-authoring. The Starter plan is limited to 3 users that you can collaborate on a course with.

You can add co-authors from any step of the course editor. Any existing easygenerator user or external person can be invited by e-mail.

Add co-authors

A co-author can manage the course just in the same way as an author: create learning objectives and questions, manage the course content and settings. The co-authors are not allowed to remove the course. Any changes in the course are automatically visible to all co-authors.

If you add the existing easygenerator user, then this user will see the course that you want to collaborate on in his or her list of courses under Shared courses.

If you add some external person, then he or she will receive the e-mail informing that you want to work together on the eLearning course. The e-mail will also contain the instructions on how to register in easygenerator. A person to whom you send an invitation should use the same e-mail address to which the invitation is sent to register in easygenerator. After registration the course will be available for collaboration.

In the Manage co-authors window you can see all co-authors that you have invited.

The course owner can remove co-authors. If you remove the co-author, he or she will not see the shared course anymore, only the learning objectives will remain, if any have been created by the co-author.

note This feature is currently at the development stage.

A learning path is a sequence of courses that allows a learner to master a topic in small steps. Such approach is more effective when a learner needs to absorb a lot of information on a certain topic. The steps of a learning path may be of a various nature: these can be courses that provide teaching material on a specific field of knowledge, quizzes a learner should complete, exam a learner should pass.

Under the Learning paths menu item you can group existing courses into a learning path.

Learning Paths

By dragging and dropping you can place the courses into the appropriate order. The courses are shown to a learner in the order they are arranged in the learning path. As this feature is under development, for now it is possible to publish the learning path only into HTML. All courses grouped into the learning path will be packaged and downloaded as the HTML package that can be run offline on your computer or published to your web server or cloud storage.

To enhance the workflow of the collaborative learning content creation, easygenerator introduces the review system.

note Review is a paid feature. Therefore, if you are using free edition of easygenerator you should upgrade your account to one of the paid editions to be able to read comments from the external reviewers. Users of the free edition in order to explore the review functionality are able to leave the comments, but cannot read them.

A course developer can send a request to review the course to any external reviewer. This can be done by clicking Review on the right at any step of the course editor. At the bottom of the Comments window you can generate the link and send it to the external reviewer. Per each course you can generate a separate link. This allows to review each course separately.

Comments

In the Comments window a course developer can see all comments that have been added to the course by the reviewers.

If you have made some changes in the course during the review process, click the Update course button at the bottom of the Comments window to make these changes visible to the external reviewers.

To start reviewing the course, the external reviewers should click on the link that has been sent to them or copy and then paste it to the address bar of the web browser.

The reviewers will be able to follow the course just as it would be presented to the learners. The only difference is that at the bottom right corner there will be a button Leave your comment. Clicking on this button will open the window where a reviewer can add the comments.

Add comment

To start using easygenerator you can simply click Start my free trial from the home page of the official easygenerator web site. All you have to do is to create your account.

You need to specify your first and last names and credentials, e-mail and password, that will be used to sign in the easygenerator client.

Password requirements:

  • Not less than 7 symbols
  • No spaces

When you are signed in you can start creating a course that takes only 3 steps: define what new knowledge and skills a learner will gain by the end of the course, design and create content and then publish the course.

You can also take a look at the demo course that is available in easygenerator to gain your first impression of what easygenerator is and what you can actually create with it.

You will have access to the easygenerator Starter edition for 14 days. During these 14 days you will get some handy tips and tricks that will help you exploring easygenerator. After these 14 days your account will automatically be downgraded to the easygenerator free edition, if you would like to continue with the full features of easygenerator you can simply upgrade your account.

You can try a free edition of the easygenerator web application. You will have 14 days of a trial period. During these 14 days you can try the full edition of easygenerator and experience the endless possibilities to build courses. After the trial period you can still access your courses, but with a limited functionality that is available in the free edition of easygenerator. If you want the full benefit of all easygenerator features you need to upgrade to one of the paid editions.

Compared to a paid subscription, the free edition provides the easygenerator web application with the limited functionality. Using the free edition you can create 10 courses. Courses created using the free edition have an easygenerator watermark at the bottom left corner. The features which are not available in the free edition are marked with the lock icon and state that you have to upgrade your account in order to be able to use the paid feature. To upgrade, click on the upgrade your account link that is available within each paid feature or if you are signed in at the top right corner click on the arrow sign to the right of your name and select Upgrade now. The link is also available to the left of your name if you are logged in. You will be redirected to the official easygenerator web site where you can see the editions of the web client that easygenerator offers, differences between editions, prices and where you can actually buy the one you need. Easygenerator offers three paid solutions: Starter, Plus and Academy. For more information, see ‘Pricing‘.

The following features are available only if you have a paid subscription:

  • Publish to LMS
    Allows to download a course as SCORM 1.2 package to run it in LMS or SCORM cloud.
  • Review
    Allows to send a request to review the course to any external reviewers.
  • Add co-authors
    Allows to collaborate on a course with any existing easygenerator users or you can invite any external person.
  • Question types: Single choice image, Fill in the blanks, Text matching, Drag and drop text, Statement, Hotspot and Open question.
  • Course logo
    Allows to change the default easygenerator logo in a course.
  • Change background
    Allows to change the background of a course by uploading the background image.
  • Learners results
    Allows to see all learners’ results directly in the easygenerator client. Easygenerator users that have a free account can see only last ten learners’ results.

This means that if you need the above mentioned features you should buy the paid subscription by upgrading your account.

Users can reset their password when they have forgotten it. It is possible to reset a password from the Sign in page. The Forgot password? link becomes active only after you enter the valid e-mail address.

After you click on the Forgot password? link you will receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password. If you follow the link in the e-mail you will be directed to a web page where you can enter your new password.

Password requirements:

  • Not less than 7 symbols
  • No spaces

Courses developed in easygenerator web edition support commonly used Web browsers. While using easygenerator, ensure that you know which browsers easygenerator supports.

Easygenerator web application supports the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Google Chrome for Windows (latest)
  • Google Chrome for Mac OS X
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest)
  • Safari for Mac OS X

The browser versions which easygenerator supports depend on the easygenerator release date. When the new version of easygenerator is released we support the latest version of Google Chrome for Windows and Mac OS X, Mozilla Firefox, Safari for Mac OS X, because they are updated automatically whenever a new version of the browser is available, and Internet Explorer 11. Each time a new version of a Web browser is released, we are testing easygenerator on that version.

Minimum screen resolution for the easygenerator web application:

  • Width: 1024
  • Height: 768

The easygenerator courses can be played back on the computer as well as on the mobile devices.

Easygenerator publications support the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Google Chrome for Windows
  • Google Chrome for Mac OS X
  • Google Chrome for iOS
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari for Mac OS X
  • Safari for iOS
  • The default Android browser
  • Google Chrome for Android

Easygenerator publications support the following Android versions:

  • 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 4.0 ICS
  • 4.1 – 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 4.4 KitKat
  • 5.0 – 5.1 Lollipop

Minimum screen resolution for the easygenerator publications:

  • Desktop: width 1024
  • Mobile: width 640

How to (6)

When you have created content, you might want to reuse it. You have for example, created a course with content pages and questions, and now you want to create a quiz with the same questions. This post will tell you how to achieve that.

Duplicate or reuse?

In Easygenerator you can duplicate a course in the course list:

duplicate course

And you can move/copy or duplicate a question:

duplicate question

The disadvantage is that you will get a copy of the course and of the question. There are now two versions and you have to manage and maintain both of them.

Reuse of learning objectives

The real reuse power of Easygenerator is hidden a bit in the learning objectives (or sections which is the same). They are stored separately and it is easy to reuse them. Let’s assume you have a course with three sections/objective. Each section/objective has content pages and questions like in the image below. I want to create an assessment with the questions from this course.

Assesment
Here are your steps:

1. Create a new course. Choose the type assessment.

assesment2

2. Type a title for your assessment.
3. Choose “connect existing” in order to reuse your existing objectives/sections
assas3
4. Search your objectives in the left column and drag them to the right column. Click “confirm”.
asses4
5. Publish your Assessment in the tab Publish

That’s it.

There are two main advantages to the reuse option:

  1. You don’t duplicate your content, which means if you change something either in the original course or in the new assessment, the change will apply to both of them. Less maintenance!
  2. When you create a new assessment like in the example and publish it, it will get a new publication link. This means that you can publish your course and your assessment next to each other.

Single choice question offers the answer options, in text form, to the learner. The learner has to select the one correct answer.

How to create a single choice

Step Instruction image
Create the question Click the button ‘New item’ on the objective page on or the question editor  new item
  Click on the single choice item  Single choice
Question title Type the title behind the pencil  question title 2
Add question instruction Click on question instruction to open the field. Add your introduction text there.  Question instruction
Add answer options Type your answer options  answer option
Add extra answers if needed by clicking this button add
Choose the correct answer, by checking the circle before the option  circel
Add question response Type in the response for a correct answer behind the Thumbs up, and the response for an incorrect answer behind the thumbs down

Thumbs

Add question content Add the content that should be shown as a hint for this question when used in a quiz form  Rich text

How does this question looks for the learner?

That depends on the template (Simple course, Assessment, personalized learning) that you choose. A template not only changes the look and feel but can also re-arrange the content.

Simple course

In the Simple course template, the learner will first see the ‘Learning content’, then the question title and introduction and finally the question. The question response will be shown after answering the question. A question in the Simple course template is shown on a separate page.

MC2

 

Assessment

In the Assessment template, the learner will see all the questions in a long list on one page. The ‘Learning content’ is hidden in a hint (unless when you have the option exam, it will not be present at all). The question title and introduction and the question are shown.  The question response will not be shown after answering the question.

MC1

Multiple choice question offers the answer options, in text form, to the learner. The learner has to select the one or more correct answers.

How to create a multiple choice question

Step Instruction image
Create the question Click the button ‘New item’ on the objective page on or the question editor  new item
  Click on the multiple choice item  Multiple choice
Question title Type the title behind the pencil  title mc
Add question instruction Click on question instruction to open the field. Add your introduction text there.  Question instruction
Add answer options Type your answer options  MC answer option
Add extra answers if needed by clicking this button add
Choose the correct answers, by checking the box before the option. You have to check at least one answer option.  MC acheck
Add question response Type in the response for a correct answer behind the Thumbs up, and the response for an incorrect answer behind the thumbs down

Thumbs

Add question content Add the content that should be shown as a hint for this question when used in a quiz form  Rich text

How does this question looks for the learner?

That depends on the template (Simple course, Assessment, personalized learning) that you choose. A template not only changes the look and feel but can also re-arrange the content.

Simple course

In the Simple course template, the learner will first see the ‘Learning content’, then the question title and introduction and finally the question. The question response will be shown after answering the question. A question in the Simple course template is shown on a separate page.

MC SC

 

Assessment

In the Assessment template, the learner will see all the questions in a long list on one page. The ‘Learning content’ is hidden in a hint (unless when you have the option exam, it will not be present at all). The question title and introduction and the question are shown.  The question response will not be shown after answering the question.

MC Assessment

single choice image question offers the answer options, in image form, to the learner. The learner has to select the one correct answer.

How to create a single choice image  question

Step Instruction image
Create the question Click the button ‘New item’ on the objective page on or the question editor  new item
  Click on the single choice image item  Single choice image
Question title Type the title behind the pencil  sc image title
Add question instruction Click on question instruction to open the field. Add your introduction text there.  Question instruction
Add answer options Click on ‘Add image’ to add an image as an answer option. Repeat this for all the answers you want to provide.  add image
Add extra answers options if needed by clicking this button add option
Choose the correct answer, by checking the box below the option.  circel
Add question response Type in the response for a correct answer behind the Thumbs up, and the response for an incorrect answer behind the thumbs down

Thumbs

Add question content Add the content that should be shown as a hint for this question when used in a quiz form  Rich text

How does this question looks for the learner?

That depends on the template (Simple course, Assessment, personalized learning) that you choose. A template not only changes the look and feel but can also re-arrange the content.

Simple course

In the Simple course template, the learner will first see the ‘Learning content’, then the question title and introduction and finally the question. The question response will be shown after answering the question. A question in the Simple course template is shown on a separate page.

sc image learner

 

Assessment

In the Assessment template, the learner will see all the questions in a long list on one page. The ‘Learning content’ is hidden in a hint (unless when you have the option exam, it will not be present at all). The question title and introduction and the question are shown.  The question response will not be shown after answering the question.

sc image assesment

In Easygenerator it is possible to upload your PowerPoint as a starting point for your course, but it is also possible to embed any kind of other document; PowerPoints, Word, Excel, PDF. It is (not yet) possible to upload your document directly in Easygenerator (we are working on that). But here is a simple way that will give you the same result.

  1. Upload your document to a webservice like Google docs or Slideshare. Both services are free.
  2. Get an ebbed code for your document
  3. Paste that code into Easygenerator (use the video embed field for now)

And that is it. To make sure you also get all the details we created a short Easygenerator course on this topic. It contains info on how to upload your PowerPoint into Easygenerator and how to use Google Docs, Slideshare or One Drive in order to get your documents into Easygenerator.

When you create a course it contains learning objectives, question and content items. Due to the fact that all these objects have references to each other you cannot delete a course until you delete or unlink the related learning objectives with question and content items.

To delete a course you should remove the related learning objectives with questions and content items. You can simply open the course under Courses select all assigned learning objectives and remove them. This way you do not delete the learning objectives with question and content items but unlink them from the course that allows to remove the course. If you remove learning objectives with question and content items under the Courses menu item they are still present under My Library.

Create a Course (5)

Course is a generic term that covers the eLearning material you create. It includes the learning objectives with the assigned content/question items and the related learning content.

Your courses can be presented in five different formats using the available templates:

  • Simple course
  • Personalized learning
  • Quiz
  • Exam
  • Reader

You can also import a PowerPoint presentation as a course.

Depending on the amount of knowledge to be transferred, a course can contain one learning objective with a set of content/question items as well as multiple. The number of learning objectives and content/question items that can be created is unlimited.

The courses have a step-by-step wizard that walks you through the whole process of creating a course.

Creation of a course in easygenerator is a four-step process. When you create a course in easygenerator the course editor will guide you through the entire process. All changes are automatically saved. You can preview your course from any step of the course editor. You will be able to see the course just as it would be presented to learners.

Course editor

To create a course:

Step 1: Under the Courses menu item click New course and choose either to create a new course or create a course from PowerPoint by importing the presentation.

Create a course

A PowerPoint presentation with the .pptx extension can be imported as a course and then managed as a regular course. When you import a PowerPoint presentation a new course is created. It has the same title as the imported presentation. One untitled learning objective is automatically created that contains all slides of the imported presentation. Each slide of the PowerPoint presentation is imported into easygenerator as a content item. By importing the PowerPoint presentation only text with its formatting and images can be imported into easygenerator. If a presentation contains any SmartArt elements or charts, they will not be imported.

Step 2: On the Create step enter the course title and add course introduction. When a learner launches the course at first the course introduction page is shown from which a learner can start the course. The content that can be added to the course introduction page is not limited. You can add text, images, embed video and audio.

Step 3: Either connect existing learning objectives with the content/question items from the Library or create learning objectives with the content/question items directly on the Create step of the course editor.

note You can change the order of learning objectives and content/question items within a learning objective simply by dragging and dropping. The learning objectives with content/question items are shown to a learner in the order set in the course editor.

Step 4: On the Design step choose the course template and define template settings.

To choose the template that fits best for your course select the template and see the demo course in the preview mode in the main area of the curse editor.

Click Settings to set up template design settings. You can add the custom logo for your course to replace the default easygenerator logo and change the course background by adding the background image.

note Custom course logo and course background are paid features. To be able to use these features you need to upgrade your account to one of the paid easygenerator editions.

For the Simple course template you can also choose one of the available color schemes: cartoon, grey, black or flat.

Step 5: On the Configure step you can set up different course settings, like results tracking, mastery score, course template language. Depending on the selected course template the availability of some settings may differ.

Step 6: When the course with all its content (learning objectives and content/question items) is created and configured you can publish it from the Publish step. You can publish your course online, get embed code to paste it on your own web site, to LMS by downloading a course as a SCORM 1.2 package, to your own web server or cloud storage by downloading as the HTML package, or you can even sell your courses by publishing to Aim 4 You.

When the course is published you can update it anytime and download the updated package.

On the Results step of the course editor you can see your learners’ results per learning objective and question if results tracking and reporting to easygenerator is enabled.

A course can be published from the Publish step of the course editor in the easygenerator client.

Publish course

Easygenerator provides five options on how a course can be published.

Publish to Description
Share private link This option allows publishing a course online to the easygenerator webserver. If you publish your course on the easygenerator webserver, you will receive a link that can be used to open your course and share it with your learners. It is also possible to publish a course online from any step of the course editor by clicking Share at the top of the course editor.
Inside a website This option allows generating the code that can be used to embed the course on your website. When the embed code is generated you can specify the frame size of your course. It is also possible to generate the embed code from any step of the course editor by clicking Share at the top of the course editor.
To your LMS This option allows publishing to LMS by downloading a course as the SCORM 1.2 package. The SCORM package is generated according to the SCORM 1.2 standards. It includes all referenced files and media and can be published to LMS.A learner can save his/her current progress when a course is launched from the LMS. To save the current progress if a course is launched from the LMS a learner should click Save my current progress at the top right corner of the course. Next time a learner can easily continue passing the course from the saved position.Publishing to LMS by downloading the course as SCORM 1.2 package is a paid feature. You should upgrade your account to be able to publish to SCORM 1.2.
To your hosting This option allows publishing to your webserver or cloud storage by downloading a course as the HTML package.
Sell the course Aim 4 You offers a directory service open to everyone. You can showcase your content and invite the world or a closed group to join. Secure your content and easily manage access. Visit the official Aim 4 You web site to get more.

 

note It is also possible to share private link or generate the embed code from any step of the course editor by clicking Share at the top of the course editor.

On the Courses page when you hover over a course there is the Publish button. When you click on the Publish button it will bring you directly to the Publish step of the course editor from where you can select one of the available options.

When the course is published you can update it anytime or download the updated package.

As a course developer you can use navigation to navigate through the courses. At the top left corner there is a button open_navigation that opens the courses navigation. This is a table of contents that provides the list of all available courses, their objectives and questions. From the navigation on the left you can open any available course, learning objective or question and edit it.

When you create a course it contains learning objectives, question and content items. Due to the fact that all these objects have references to each other you cannot delete a course until you delete or unlink the related learning objectives with question and content items.

To delete a course you should remove the related learning objectives with questions and content items. You can simply open the course under Courses select all assigned learning objectives and remove them. This way you do not delete the learning objectives with question and content items but unlink them from the course that allows to remove the course. If you remove learning objectives with question and content items under the Courses menu item they are still present under My Library.

Course Templates (6)

Templates are used to define the look and feel of the course. It determines the layout of the content and interactions between a learner and a course. When you start creating a course the Simple course template is used by default. The course template can be changed on the Design step of the course editor. To choose the template that fits best for your course select the template and see the demo course in the preview mode in the main area of the curse editor.

Templates

There are five templates that can be used to present the course:

  • Simple course
  • Personalized learning
  • Quiz
  • Exam
  • Reader

The Simple course template provides four color schemes:

  • Cartoon
  • Grey
  • Black
  • Flat

You can preview each color scheme and choose the one you like.

When a learner launches the course, at first the introduction page is shown, if the introduction content has been added to the course. From the introduction page a learner can start the course.

If the Simple course template is applied to the course, a learner can see the list of available objectives. You can start the objective to see the related questions. On the learning objectives overview page at the top right corner you can view the progress summary that shows the overall progress of the course. Under each learning objective you can see progress per learning objective. You can also see whether the mastery score, set on the Configure step of the course editor, is reached per learning objective. On the learning objectives progress lines the mastery score is indicated with a marker.

Simple course template

Each question is shown separately. You can answer the questions in any order. Use navigation buttons (previous and next) to navigate between the questions. When a learner answers the question, he or she will be informed whether his or her answer is correct or incorrect. The last submitted answer will be saved. If the question has been answered incorrectly, a learner can answer it again.

Simple course template

When a learner launches a course, at first, the introduction page is shown, if the introduction content has been added to the course. From the introduction page a learner can start the course by clicking START PRE-ASSESSMENT.

If the Personalized learning template is applied to the course, a learner can see the list of all questions that are associated with all objectives and related answer options.

Personalized learning

Only when all the questions have been answered a learner should click on Submit at the bottom of the page.

When the answers have been submitted, the progress per learning objective is shown to a learner.

Below each learning objective there are study advices. Click Start in the Recommended reading area to see study advices. A learner will see the list of questions per learning objective that have been answered incorrectly. A learner can open each question separately, read the learning content, if added by the course developer, and answer the question. A learner has the unlimited number of attempts that can be used to answer the questions. The study advices can help a learner to succeed in the learning objective and complete the course.

Personalized template

When you click Finish course the overall progress of the course and progress per learning objective are shown.

When a learner launches a course the introduction content is shown if it has been added to the course. From the introduction page a learner can click START QUIZ to launch the course or scroll down to see the questions. If the Quiz template applied to the course, a learner will see the list of all questions that are associated with all objectives and related answer options.

Under a question a learner can click Show hint to see explanation (learning content) of the related question. The Show hint button is available if learning content is added to the question.

Quiz template

Only when all questions have been answered a learner should click Submit all answers at the bottom of the page.

When the answers have been submitted, the overall progress of the course is shown to a learner.

Quiz template

On the course progress indicator you can also see whether the mastery score set on the Configure step of the course editor is reached.

Below the overall progress of the course a learner can see to which questions he or she gave the correct/wrong answers.

When a learner launches the course, at first the introduction page is shown, if the introduction content has been added to the course. From the introduction page a learner can click Start exam to launch the course.

If the Exam template is applied to the course, a learner can see the list of all questions that are associated with all learning objectives and related answer options.

Exam template

Only when all the questions have been answered a learner should click on Submit at the bottom of the page.

When the answers have been submitted, the overall progress of the course and progress per learning objective are shown to a learner.

Exam template

You can also see whether the mastery score, set on the Configure step of the course editor, is reached per learning objective. On the learning objectives progress lines the mastery score is indicated with a marker.

Questions are not used in the Reader template. If you apply the Reader template to the course only the content pages and learning content of the questions are shown.

When a learner launches a course, at first, the introduction page is shown, if the introduction content has been added to the course. From the introduction page a learner can start the course.

All learning objectives are presented as blocks.

Reader template

Clicking on the objective opens the list of articles assigned to the learning objective. A learner can navigate within the learning objective and read the articles using the navigation buttons and the table of contents on the left.

Reader template

Results tracking or any other settings are not used if the Reader template is applied to the course. This template is used only to present learning content, but not to check learner’s knowledge.

Content & Question Items (5)

When you create a learning objective you should also create content/question items that are associated with this learning objective. Learning objectives with the related content/question items form a course. Depending on the course template that is used and question types, the questions are presented differently to a learner.

There are ten types of items (one content item and nine questions):

Free Plan:

  • Content item
  • Single choice
  • Multiple choice

Starter Plan adds:

  • Single choice image
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Drag and drop text

Plus and Academy Plan add:

  • Text matching
  • Statement
  • Hotspot
  • Open question

For more information about easygenerator our plans, see ‘Pricing‘.

items

The Content item is a simple content page that can contain any content, including images, videos and equations. All other items are different types of questions.

Use the question editor to create a question. When you create or edit a question it is automatically saved.

When a learner answers the question the score is counted in 0 – 100% range.

This table provides an overview of the question fields that should be filled in when you create a question.

Fields Description
Question Enter the question. The question length is limited to 255 characters.
Question instruction Add any information related to a question. The content that can be added to a question instruction area is not limited. You can also add here images, equations and embed video.
Answer options These are the options that are presented to a learner for answering the question. When you create a question you should mark those answer options that are correct. The answer options should be added when you create the Single choice, Single choice image and Multiple choice questions. In the Fill in the blanks questions you need to define the content with blanks and/or dropdowns. With the Text matching questions you should fill in the key-answer pairs. With the Drag and drop text questions you need to place texts on the specific areas of the background image. In the Statement questions you need to define a list of true and false statements. With the Hotspot questions you need to create hotspots on the specific areas of the background image. If you create an open question you just need to enter a question that requires a full and meaningful answer.
Question response Here you can override the default positive and negative question response that will be shown to a learner when he or she answers the question. The custom question response can be set per question. The content that can be added to the custom question response is not limited. You can also add here images, equations and embed video.
Content Use the Content area to add any information that will assist a learner in answering the question. Information that can be added to the content area is not limited. You can also add here images, equations and embed video.

 

The question itself and answer options are required fields. If you do not fill in question and answer options, the question will not be included into the course during publishing. Question instruction and content are optional.

The question itself, question instruction and answer options are shown to a learner just one under another.

If the Simple course template is applied to the course the question content is shown on the same page as the question under Learning content. In case of the Personalized learning template the question content is used as study advices. If the Quiz template is applied to the course the question content can be seen under each question by clicking Show hint. In the Exam template the question content is not used. The Reader template is not intended for checking the learner’s knowledge. Therefore, questions are not used in the Reader template. Content items and learning content from the related questions are presented in the Reader template as simple articles.

The question instruction, question content and question response provide the editor that can be used for better content enrichment. Use all available features of this editor, like styling and formatting of the text, numbering and bullets, creation and formatting of the tables, hyperlink, image and equation editors to create rich content. You can even embed audio and video.

Move/copy/duplicate content/question item

You can move and copy existing content and question items to different learning objectives within other courses. It is also possible to duplicate existing content and question items within the same learning objective.

Copy item

Easygenerator has nine question types. They will help you to create interactivity and asses the learner.

Description Available in..
Single choice question offers the answer options, in text form, to the learner. The learner has to select the one correct answer. See: How to create a single choice question Free
Starter
Plus
Academy
Multiple choice question offers the answer options, in text form, to the learner. The learner has to select one or more correct answers. See: How to create a multiple choice question Free, Starter, Plus and Academy
Single choice image question offers the answer options, in the form of images, to the learner. The learner has to select the one correct answer. See: How to create a single choice image question Starter, Plus and Academy
Fill in the blanks question presents a text to the learner. Some words are left out of the text. The learner has to select the missing word from a list, or has to type in the missing word. Starter, Plus and Academy
With a Drag and drop text question a learner has to move text items specific places on a background image by dragging and dropping them. Starter, Plus and Academy
With the Text Matching question the learner is presented with two lists of terms. He has to drag and drop a term from one list to the other, connecting the term with a corresponding term. Plus and Academy
The learner is presented with any number of statements in the statement question. And has to indicate if they are true or false. Plus and Academy
In a hotspot question the learner will see an image. He has to select one or more areas on the image by placing a marker. Plus and Academy
With the open question the learner can type in his answer to the question. The answer must be graded by the teacher. Plus and Academy
Scenario question. Create a real life situation and let the learner choose the right response. You can create different branches for each response. Academy

When it comes to the content management, a good editor is a key component. We provide the editor for better content enrichment of the course introduction content, question and learning content. Use all available features of this editor to create rich content, like styling and formatting of the text, numbering and bullets, creation and formatting of the tables, hyperlink and image managers.

Use image manager to add images to the course introduction, question and learning content. On the content editor toolbar click the Image button image_button to add an image to the content.

Add image

In the Image Properties window you can:

  • Paste the image URL to add any image directly from the Internet.
  • Upload the image from your computer. All uploaded images are stored in the image library.
  • Add the image from the image library. All images that have been uploaded from your computer are stored in the image library. Anytime you can find the image in the image library that has been uploaded before and add it to your content.
  • Add alt text to the image.
  • Change size and position of the image.
  • Preview the image.

Requirements to the images that can be uploaded to the image library:

File size not more than 10 MB
Extensions jpeg, jpg, png, gif

 

Easygenerator provides a possibility to embed video and audio from the external web sites, for example from YouTube and SoundCloud, and also video from the Video Library.

Video and audio can be embedded in the following content areas:

  • Course introduction content
  • Question introduction
  • Question learning content
  • Question responses
  • Content items

To embed video on the editor toolbar click Embed Media media_button. In the Embed Media window paste the embed code from the external web site or add video from the video library and click OK.

embed_media

Now you can watch the embedded video.

To embed audio on the editor toolbar click Embed Audio audio_button. In the Embed Audio window paste the embed code from the external web site and click OK.

embed_audio

Now you can listen to the embedded audio.

Using the Equation Editor you can create beautifully formatted mathematical equations and add them to any content area of your course.

To create an equation, first click within the text area where you need to add the equation and then click on the Insert Equation button equation_button on the content editor toolbar to open the Equation Editor. Create your equation.

Equation Editor

Double-click existing equation to edit it in the Equation Editor.

Course Settings (3)

On the Configure step of the course editor you can set up general course settings. General settings are available only when the Quiz course template is used.

General settings

The table below provides a description of the general course settings:

General settings Description
Question pool Use this option to show all questions available in a course to a learner or a certain subset of random questions.
Question order Use this option to randomize the order of questions. You can also show the questions to a learner in random order on every attempt.
Set time limit Use this option to set a specific time limit that a user will have to complete a course. If it is set a timer will be shown to a learner at the top right corner of the course.timer
Number of attempts You can allow a learner to make an unlimited number of attempts to pass the course or you can limit the attempts to a certain number.

 

With easygenerator you can report learners’ results either directly to easygenerator or to the custom LRS.

note Results tracking is not available if the Reader course template is used. This template is not used to check learners’ knowledge.

On the Configure step of the course editor you can enable/disable results tracking. It does not have any influence on results tracking if you run your course from LMS.

Results tracking

Use the option Allow user to skip tracking and tracing to make results tracking as a required step or you can allow users to skip results tracking. When results tracking is enabled and a learner starts the course he or she will be asked to enter his or her name and e-mail. Then a learner should click Start and report my results to start the course or if a user is allowed to skip results tracking he or she can click Do not report, just start to start the course without reporting the results.

Under the Advanced settings choose where to report the learners’ results, either to easygenerator or to custom LRS.

Report to easygenerator

If learners’ results are sent to easygenerator then you can see them directly in the easygenerator client on the Results step of the course editor. There you can see the total score of the course per user and results per learning objective and question.

note Easygenerator users that have a free account can see only last ten learners’ results. Those users that have a paid account can see all learners’ results and can also download results as CSV file.

learners_results

Report to custom LRS

To report learners’ results to custom LRS at first you need to set up your own LRS. To give you some examples of LRS, see http://scorm.com/ and http://www.saltbox.com/.

In easygenerator in the Custom LRS settings you should specify LRS URL.

Authentication is used to specify login and password of the Learning Activity Provider (LAP). Learning Activity Provider is actually the course that reports statements. In some cases LRS requires LAP to be authenticated in order to post statements. Therefore, if such requirement exists in your LRS, specify the correct LAP login and password.

When a course is published with results tracking enabled and reporting to the custom LRS, a learner will be asked for credentials to report the course progress to LRS.

You can select which learning activity statements should be sent to the target LRS:

  • Started: after a learner opened the course and entered his or her credentials.
  • Answered: after a learner answered a question.
  • Stopped: after a learner completed the course and clicked Finish.
  • Mastered: sent with a score per learning objective.
  • Passed: when the course is completed with an overall progress 100%.
  • Failed: when the course is completed with an overall progress less than 100%.

note If you enable results tracking or change the track and trace settings for the already published course you should go to the Publish step and update the course to apply the latest changes.

On the Configure step of the course editor under Template language you can choose the language for your course.

Course language

You can present the course template interface in one of the available languages:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese – Brazil
  • Ukrainian

All text items that are present in the course template interface (texts of the buttons, titles and headings, field names, error messages, validation messages, etc.) can be also translated into a different language.

In the language dropdown select Custom. In the Translation column you can replace the default text items of the course template interface that are in English with the translated ones. This way you can present your course in any language.

My Library (3)

My Library – this is a storage where a course developer can upload video files, create learning objectives with content/question items regardless of the courses and then use/reuse them while creating the courses. This section holds all materials that can be used in the courses.

My library

Use Video Library to upload video files. Any video file uploaded to a video library can be embedded into the course.

Click on the uploaded video to watch it and copy the embed code. The code of the video can be embedded into any content area of the course using Embed Media in the content editor.

The table below provides video library space limitations per easygenerator edition:

Easygenerator edition Space limitation
Free Not available
Starter 1 Gb
Plus 5 Gb
Academy 5 Gb

 

Learning objective determines new knowledge and skills which a learner will gain by the end of the course. When you create a learning objective you should define the learning objective title and then create content/question items that are associated with this learning objective. Learning objectives and content/question items are connected with each other. This means that learning objectives and content/question items cannot exist separately; content/question items exist only within the learning objective. It is not possible to assign one and the same question to different learning objectives.

If you need help to create a descriptive and meaningful learning objective you can try our learning objective maker. The link to it appears when you start typing the name of the learning objective.

For example, when you create a course about the English language or literature there may be the following learning objectives:

  • After completing a course you will be able to understand and express ideas through or in dialogue with literary forms.
  • After completing a course you will be able to write critically and analytically.
  • After completing a course you will be able to demonstrate familiarity with issues of literary genre and poetic form.

Each of the learning objectives will hold different questions, one is about learning to express ideas through a dialogue with literary forms, whilst others are about learning to write critically and know literary genres and poetic forms.

You can change the icons of the learning objectives. Click on the learning objective icon to change the image. These icons are shown only when the Simple template is applied to a course. The icons of the learning objectives can be changed under My Library as well as under Courses.

You can drag and drop the content/question items within a learning objective to change their order. The content/question items will be shown to a learner in the specified order.

When learning objectives with the related content/question items are created they can be grouped into the course under the Courses menu item.

note You can create learning objectives and related content/question items under My Library as well as under Courses. If you create learning objectives with the content/question items under My Library, then you should connect learning objectives to the appropriate course under Courses. You can also create learning objectives with the content/question items directly in a course under Courses. This way learning objectives will be automatically associated with the course.

How to remove learning objectives?

You cannot remove a learning objective while it contains content/question items and it is connected to the course. Thus, to remove a learning objective under My Library you should remove all related content/question items and unlink it from the course.

To unlink the learning objective from the course, open the course and remove the related learning objective. This way you do not delete the learning objective with the content/question items but unlink it from the course. When you remove learning objectives with content/question items under Courses they are still present under My Library.