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To start using Easygenerator you can simply click Start my free trial at the home page. All you have to do is to create your account. You need to specify your name and surname, e-mail and password.
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When you are signed in you can start creating e-learning courses. You can also have a look at the demo courses to gain your first impression of the tool.
You will have access to the Academy plan for 14 days. During these 14 days you will enjoy full functionality and get some handy tips that will help you explore Easygenerator in-depth. After a trial period your account will be automatically downgraded to the Free plan. If you would like to have more options, you can simply upgrade to one of the paid accounts.
If you are a newcomer to Easygenerator, you can get 14 day free trial that enables you to experience endless possibilities of building courses in our authoring tool. After the trial period you can still access your courses but with a limited functionality available in the free plan of Easygenerator. If you want yo make the most of Easygenerator, you need to upgrade to one of the paid accounts.
To upgrade, click on the Upgrade now link in the upper right corner.
Also, you can upgrade your account in the pop-up window under your credentials.
You will be redirected to the pricing page where you can find the description of all Easygenerator accounts and available features.
Easygenerator offers three paid accounts: Starter, Plus and Academy. For more information, go to ‘Pricing‘.
The following features are available only if you have a paid plan:
- Publish to LMS
Allows to download a course as SCORM 1.2 package and to run it in LMS or SCORM cloud.
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.
- More question types
- Course logo
Allows to change the default Easygenerator logo in a course.
- Change background
Allows to change the background of a course.
- Learners results
Allows to see all learners’ results directly in Easygenerator. Easygenerator users that have a free account can see only last ten learners’ results.
You can easily reset your password if you forget it.
You can do it by entering your email and clicking 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 able to enter your new password.
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Easygenerator web application supports the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer 11 and Edge
- Google Chrome (Windows, Mac OS)
- Mozilla Firefox (Windows)
- Safari (Mac OS)
Minimum screen resolution:
- Width: 1024
- Height: 768
Easygenerator courses and learning paths can be played back on the computer as well as on the mobile devices.
Thus, Easygenerator courses support the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer 11 and Edge
- Google Chrome (Windows, Mac OS, iOS)
- Mozilla Firefox (Windows, Mac OS)
- Safari for (Mac OS, iOS)
- Default Android browser
- Google Chrome for Android
Easygenerator courses support the following Android versions:
- 4.0 ICS
- 4.1 – 4.3 Jelly Bean
- 4.4 KitKat
- 5.0 – 5.1 Lollipop
Minimum screen resolution for the easygenerator courses:
- Desktop: width 1024px
- Mobile: width 640px (320px for some devices)
Create a Course (6)
In Easygenerator you can easily create a consistent visual design of your courses.
On the Design step you’ll find the following tabs: Themes, Branding, Layout and Fonts. Let’s go through all of them.
In the Themes section you can choose one of the available default themes. To do this, simply click on the one you like. Also, you can create your own theme.
In the Branding tab you can change your course logo either by uploading it from your computer or by attaching an external link with it.
Changing your background design can have dramatic effects on the overall appearance of your courses, and it’s easy to do in Easygenerator. Easygenerator has a gallery of ready-made backgrounds. You can choose whatever appeals to you in the Branding tab. If nothing suits you, you can fill a background with any image or color you want, change its brightness and apply one of three display modes: full screen, repeat or original. You can also enable or disable a secondary background.
Color settings for Easygenerator courses, such as text color, main and secondary color, button text color and content body color, are accessible to you and easy to change. Just go to the Interface colors and customize color settings.
If you want to change the way your objectives are displayed, go to the Layout tab. You can have them presented in tiles or a list. Here you can also enable the table of contents if needed.
In the Fonts tab you can choose fonts and adjust their styles accordingly. It is possible to customize fonts of the course interface and content separately.
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:
- Teach (Simple course)
- Test (Assessment)
- Personalized learning
You can also import a PowerPoint presentation as a course.
Depending on the amount of knowledge to be transferred, a course can contain one or more learning objectives with a set of content/question items. The number of learning objectives and content/question items that can be created is unlimited.
Creating a course in Easygenerator is a five-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 your learners.
In this video we will show you how to start building a course using our new super-easy course editor.
To create a course:
Under the Courses menu item click New course and choose either to create a new course from scratch or create a course from PowerPoint by importing a presentation.
A PowerPoint presentation with the .pptx extension and not larger than 10 MB can be imported 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.
When you create a new course from scratch, it is obligatory to choose a template. The course template can be changed any moment. To choose the template that fits your course best, select the template and preview your course.
Step 1: Create. Enter the course title and add course introduction. When a learner launches the course, the course introduction page is shown first. The content that can be added to the course introduction page is not limited. You can add text, images, embed video and audio files.
Create sections/learning objectives with content and question items by dragging and dropping them from the list on the left to the central area of the screen.
You can change the order of sections and content/question items within a learning objective simply by dragging and dropping them to a new place. The sections/learning objectives with content/question items are shown to a learner in the order set in the course editor.
Step 2: Design. On the Design step you can customize themes (only in Simple course template), branding and layout of your course.
Step 3: Configure. On this step you can set up different course settings, like results tracking, language, PDF exporting etc. Depending on the selected course template the availability of some settings may differ.
Step 4: Publish. When the course is created and configured you can publish it on the Publish step. Easygenerator provides a few options on how a course can be published:
- sharing a private link;
- publishing inside a website;
- publishing to your LMS;
- publishing to your hosting.
When the course is published you can update it anytime and download the updated package.
Step 5: Results. On this 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.
To publish a course in Easygenerator, you need to click the Publish tab and choose needed publishing options.
Easygenerator provides a few options on how a course can be published.
|Share private link||By default, a course exists on the Easygenerator server and you are suggested to share a private link to access it. If your learners copy this link into their web browser, they will see the course and they can start working on it. That’s the easiest way to publish and share courses.|
|Inside a website||This option allows to generate 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.|
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 the navigation bar to navigate through the courses and the course structure.
At the top left corner there is a button that opens the courses navigation. It 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.
A new navigation bar in the question editor makes it even easier to work on a course. It provides you with a complete overview of your course structure when you are editing a question or a content item. So now you don’t have to close the editor to move to another course item.
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 (5)
Templates are used to define the look and feel of a course. A template determines the layout of the content and interactions between a learner and a course. When you create a new course, it is obligatory to choose a template. Later this template can be changed.
To choose the template that fits your course best, select the template and preview the course. There are four templates that can be used to present the course:
- Teach (Simple course)
- Test (Assessment)
- Personalized learning
The Simple course template allows you to create a course that is divided into several parts (sections). Each section can contain both content items and questions.
The Simple course template provides the possibility to customize the look and feel of your course. On the Design step of the course editor you can edit themes, branding and layout.
The Simple course template has five color schemes:
You can preview each color scheme and choose the one you like best.
If you open the Branding tab, you can change your course logo, backgrounds and interface colors.
You can also choose the way you want the learning objectives to be displayed. Go to the Layout tab and choose between Tiles and List.
When a learner launches the course, at first the introduction page is shown, if the introduction content is 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.
You can now turn on tracking and scoring of views for content pages in the simple course on the Configure step.
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, they will be informed whether their answer is correct or incorrect. The last submitted answer will be saved. If the question is answered incorrectly, a learner can answer it again.
If you want to provide users with learning content and no questions, the Reader is the right template to use. It allows you to present content in sections with simple navigation.
Questions are not displayed 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 is added to the course. From the introduction page a learner can start the course.
All learning objectives are presented as blocks.
When a learner clicks on the learning objective, the list of articles assigned to this objective appears. A learner can navigate through the learning objective and read the articles using the navigation buttons and the table of contents on the left.
On the Design step of the course editor you can edit branding by customizing course logo, choosing color scheme and changing background.
Results tracking is not available if the Reader template is applied to a course. This template is used only to present learning content, but not to check learner’s knowledge.
Test (Assessment) Template is perfect for the assessment in the form of a quiz or an exam. If this template is applied to a course, a learner will see all questions (or a selection of questions) in a long list.
You can customize the assessment course on the Configure step in the course editor. Here you can choose between Quiz (a learner can see hints or learning content added to questions) and Exam (a learner can’t see hints) modes, and change such settings as randomizing the order of questions and answer options, showing all questions or a selection of questions, showing or resetting answer opions from the previous attempt, and setting time limits and number of attempts.
On the Design step your course logo and backgroung can be customized.
When a learner launches a course, the introduction content is shown if it is added to the course. Then a learner can click on the Start Assessment button to launch the course or just scroll down to see the questions.
If the Exam mode is chosen on the Configure step, a learner will see the list of questions that are associated with all learning objectives. No hints are available in the Exam mode.
The Quiz mode will provide an additional opportunity for learners to see hints. Under a question a learner can click on the Show hint button to see explanation or learning content of a corresponding question. The Show hint button is available only if learning content is added to the question.
When all questions are answered, a learner should click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page. After that the overall progress of the course is shown to a learner.
On the course progress indicator you can also see whether the mastery score set on the Configure step of the course editor is reached. Here a learner can also see which questions are answered correctly and incorrectly.
If the Personalized learning template is applied to the course, a learner will see the list of all questions in the pre-assessment mode. Based on the results of the pre-assessment a study advice with the weak points of the learner will be presented. In order to make the most of this feature don’t use content items, but add content directly to questions.
When a learner launches a course, the introduction page is shown first, if the introduction content is added to the course. From the introduction page a learner can start the course by clicking on the Start pre-assessment button.
Only when all the questions are answered a learner should click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page.
When the answers are submitted, the progress per learning objective is shown to a learner.
Under each learning objective Study Advice can be found. When you click Start in the Recommended reading area, you’ll see Study Advice. The list of questions per learning objective that are answered incorrectly is displayed there. A learner can open each question separately, read the learning content, and answer the question again. A learner has an unlimited number of attempts to answer the questions. Study Advice can help a learner to accomplish learning objectives and complete the course.
When you click Finish course the overall progress of the course and progress per learning objective are shown.
In addition, on the Design step of the course editor you can edit branding by customizing course logo and changing background.
Content & Question Items (20)
Please follow these guidelines to create video and audio files that will upload successfully and work well in Easygenerator.
A codec is the format in which your video will be encoded. Easygenerator accepts most major video codecs, but for the best results we recommend using H.264. If you’re uploading High Definition (HD) video, choose the High Profile H.264 setting instead of Main Profile.
When preparing your video for upload, it’s best to maintain the video’s native frame rate when compressing your video. If your footage exceeds 60 FPS, we will automatically reduce the frame rate. If there is an option for keyframes, choose the same value you used for frame rate. Important: Always choose “constant” frame rate instead of “variable” frame rate.
Bit rate (also known as data rate) controls the visual quality of the video and its file size. If your video editing software gives you the option, choose a “variable” bit rate and select a value from the ranges below. You can experiment with different rates if your file is too large or you’re not happy with the quality of your source file.
|Quality||Bit rate (kbit/s)|
|SD||2,000 – 5,000|
|720p||5,000 – 10,000|
|1080p||10,000 – 20,000|
|2K||20,000 – 30,000|
|4K||30,000 – 60,000|
Videos come in all shapes and sizes but these are some of the most common formats.
|Standard Definition (SD)4:3 aspect ratio||640 × 480|
|Standard Definition (SD)16:9 aspect ratio||640 × 360|
|720p HD16:9 aspect ratio||1280 × 720|
|1080p HD16:9 aspect ratio||1920 × 1080|
|2K16:9 aspect ratio||2560 × 1440|
|4K16:9 aspect ratio||3840 × 2160|
Codec: AAC-LC (Advanced Audio Codec)
For the best results, we recommend using AAC-LC (low complexity) for the audio codec.
Data rate: 320 kbit/s
For the best results, encode your audio at constant rate of 320 kbit/s.
Sample rate: 48 kHz
For the best results, set your audio sample rate to 48 kHz. If your working setting is already less than or equal to 48 kHz, leave it as it is.
Supported audio formats:
Ranking text question asks respondents to rank items in regard to preference or significance.
This is a short tutorial on how to create a ranking text in Easygenerator.
Drag and Drop text question allows you to add interactivity to objects on the screen by designating drag text items and drop targets. A learner has to move text items to specific places on a background image by dragging and dropping them.
This is a short video on how to create a drag and drop question type in Easygenerator.
Open question is a question that cannot be answered with “yes” or “no” but requires an exhaustive answer.
Learners are given the opportunity to type an answer into a text field. This question type must be graded manually.
This is a short video on how to create an open question in Easygenerator.
Hotspot question allows you to present the learners with an image and let them identify one or more spots on that image. It is a very graphical way to assess your learners.
This is a short tutorial on how to create a hotspot question in Easygenerator.
Statement question allows you to check a number of facts in one question on a single page.
A very interesting question type if you want to assess knowledge of your learners.
This is a short video-tutorial on how to create a statement question.
In Easygenerator it is possible to use your PowerPoint as a starting point for your course. Besides, you can also import any kind of other documents, such as Word docs, Excel, PDF. You are now able to add your documents directly into Easygenerator by clicking on “Embed document” button in the text editor. So, if you want to attach any files to Easygenerator courses, you just need to:
- Upload your document to Google docs, Slideshare or any other services.
- Get an embedded code for your document.
- Paste that code into Easygenerator (using “Embed document” button).
However, there is one more way to import documents to Easygenerator. Here is 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 embed your docs.
Text matching question consists of two rows of text represented by jigsaw pieces. The learners’ task is to match the corresponding pairs.
This is a short video-tutorial on how to create a text matching question.
When you create e-learning courses, you might want to reuse a course content. For example, you have created a course with content pages and questions, and now you want to reuse the same questions in different courses. So, here you will learn how to do that.
In Easygenerator you can duplicate a course, thus making its identical copy.
You can also move or copy a content page or a question to another course or another section within the same course:
Scenario question allows you to create branched scenarios and simulations that challenge a learner to make swift and accurate decisions. To make it even more interactive and engaging, you can also choose a character and background that fits your subject.
This is a short video-tutorial on how to create a scenario question type.
Single choice question offers students several choices with only one correct answer.
This is a short video-tutorial on how to create a single choice question in Easygenerator.
Multiple choice question presupposes that more than one answer may be correct. Multiple choice questions are less susceptible to guessing than true/false questions, making them a more reliable means of assessment.
This is a short tutorial on how to create a multiple choice question.
Single choice image offers the image answer options. The logic behind this question type is that you’re creating a question with image options, not text options. There is only one correct answer in this question type.
This is a short tutorial on how to create a single choice image question in Easygenerator.
Fill in the blanks question consists of a phrase, sentence, or paragraph with a blank space indicating where the learners should provide the missing word or words. A learner has either to type in the correct word, or select the correct option from a drop down list.
This is a short video on how to create a fill in the blanks question
It’s really easy to create spectacular content pages and engaging questions with Easygenerator!
Content pages can contain any content including images, videos and audios. It’s available in all plans.
There are 11 types of questions in Easygenerator.
Depending on the plan you have, you can take advantage of various question types in Easygenerator.
Free Plan allows you to create only two question types:
- Single choice
- Multiple choice
Starter Plan adds:
- Single choice image
- Fill in the blanks
- Drag and drop text
Plus Plan adds:
- Text matching
- Open question
Academy Plan enables you to use all above-mentioned question types and adds two more:
- Ranking text question
- Scenario question
For more information about Easygenerator plans, go to ‘Pricing‘.
This table provides an overview of the question fields that should be filled in when you create a question.
|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 images, audio and 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. Some types of questions, for example Open question, don’t need any answer options.|
|Question response||Here you can qive a positive or negative feedback that will be shown to a learner when he or she answers a question. The content that can be added to the question response field is not limited. You can add there images, audio or video.|
|Content||Use the Content area to add any information that will assist a learner while answering a question.|
Easygenerator has eleven question types that are both intuitive and powerful, giving you the flexibility to create perfect assessments for your courses.
|Single choice questions offer students several choices with only one correct answer. Go to: How to create a single choice question||Free, Starter, Plus,
|Multiple choice question presupposes that more than one answer may be correct. Go to: 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. Go to: How to create a single choice image question||Starter, Plus and Academy|
|Fill in the blanks question consists of a phrase, sentence, or paragraph with a blank space indicating where the learners should provide the missing word or words. Go to: How to create a fill in the blanks question||Starter, Plus and Academy|
|With Drag and drop text question a learner has to move text items to specific places on a background image by dragging and dropping them. Go to: How to create a drag and drop text question||Starter, Plus and Academy|
|Text matching question consists of two rows of text represented by jigsaw pieces. The learners’ task is to match the corresponding pairs. Go to: How to create a text matching question||Plus and Academy|
|Statement question presents a learner with any number of statements on one page. A learner has to indicate whether these statements are true or false. Go to: How to create a statement question||Plus and Academy|
|Hotspot question allows you to present learners with an image and let them identify one or more spots on that image with a marker. Go to: How to create a hotspot question||Plus and Academy|
|With Open question a learner can type in his/her answer to the question. This question type must be graded manually. Go to: How to create an open question||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. Go to: How to create a scenario question||Academy|
|Ranking text question asks respondents to rank items in regard to preference or significance. Go to: How to create a ranking text question||Academy|
After clicking on the Image button, you will see a popup window with image properties.
In the Image Properties window you can:
- Paste URL to add any image from the Internet.
- Upload an image from your computer.
- Add an image from the image library. All images that have been uploaded from your computer are stored in My library. You can re-use those images as many times as you need.
- Add alternative text to the image (in case the image isn’t displayed, this text will be shown to a learner).
- 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, bmp|
Using the Equation Editor you can create mathematical equations and add them to any content area of your course.
Double-click existing equation to edit it.
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 Test (Assessment) course template is used.
The table below provides a description of the general course settings:
In case that another template is chosen, in General settings you can enable the option to export the course content as PDF.
With Easygenerator you can report learners’ results either directly to Easygenerator or to the custom LRS.
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.
Disable the option Allow user to skip tracking and tracing to make results tracking a required step or enable this option to allow users to skip results tracking. When results tracking is enabled and a learner starts the course they will be asked to enter their name and e-mail. Then a learner should click Start and report my results to start the course. If a users are allowed to skip tracking and tracing, they can click Do not report, just start to start the course without reporting the results.
Under the Advanced settings choose if you want to report the learners’ results directly to Easygenerator or to custom LRS.
Report to Easygenerator
If learners’ results are sent to Easygenerator, you can see them directly in the Easygenerator on the Results step of the course editor. There you can find the total score of the course per user and results per learning objective and question.
Report to custom LRS
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 the option to report to custom LRS is chosen, a learner will be asked for credentials to report the course progress to LRS.
You can select the learning activity statements that will 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: 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%.
On the Configure step of the course editor under Template language you can choose the language for your course.
You can present the course template interface in one of the available languages:
- Portuguese – Brazil
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.
Additional Features (6)
If you create a new organization and add users to it, all their courses will be automatically shared with you as the admin. At the moment it is only possible to create 1 organization per account.
To create a new organization, click on the icon in the top right corner of the screen and choose the corresponding option in the dropdown list.
To add people to your organization, click on Invite users button and insert their emails.
The invitation will be sent to these users asking them to confirm the membership. If they accept the invitation, they will be added to your organization, and all their courses will be with you as the admin.
If you want to automatically add users to an organization according to their domain please contact email@example.com
In the future, the following features will be added:
- The option to define a default template and settings for all users inside an organization.
- The option to add more admins.
Easygenerator provides a possibility to collaborate on a course with any existing easygenerator user or external person invited by e-mail.
Co-authoring requires a paid subscription. Thus, if you are using Free plan of easygenerator you need to upgrade to one of the paid editions to be able to use co-authoring. Starter plan is limited to 3 users that you can collaborate on a course with. Plus plan has a limit of 10 co-authors per course. Within Academy plan the number of co-authors is unlimited.
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.
An invited user will have to accept the invitation to collaborate on a course.
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 a person without an easygenerator subscription, they 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
You can also add PowerPoints, PDFs and Office documents to a learning path. In order to do this, upload a necessary file to your Google Drive, publicate it to the Internet and get the embed code. Then open a learning path, click on Add courses button, choose a document type and paste the embed code to the appropriate field.
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 updated review system.
Review is a paid feature. Therefore, if you are using a free edition of Easygenerator you should upgrade to one of the paid accounts in order to read comments from external reviewers. Users of the free edition can explore the review functionality by leaving the comments, but they cannot read them.
You can send a request to review the course to any external reviewers, even if they don’t have Easygenerator account. This can be done by clicking on the External Review icon in the upper right corner.
At the bottom of the Comments window you can get a course link and then send it to the people you’d like to consult with.
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 external reviewers.
To start checking out the course, external reviewers should click on the link that has been sent to them or copy and 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 there are review buttons near all the elements of the course where reviewers can point out their remarks ang suggestions.
They can submit comments on different course elements (such as page titles, learning objectives, questions etc.). Besides, they can leave general comments about the overall course experience at the bottom of the page.
In the Comments window you will see all the remarks that have been added to the course by reviewers.
To have a better idea of the review system, watch a short tutorial on that.
My Library is a storage where a course developer can upload images, audio and video files and consequently reuse them while creating other courses in Easygenerator.
Moreover, you can now preview all the files directly in the library and delete them if necessary.
The table below provides video library storage options for different plans:
Learning objectives determine new knowledge and skills that a learner will gain by the end of the course.
In the new course editor you can add learning objectives to course sections (they are visible only for a course developer, not learners). When a learning objective is defined you can create content/question items that are associated with this learning objective.
If you need help while creating a descriptive and meaningful learning objective you can try our learning objective maker. The link to it appears when you start typing in a learning objective.
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It’s possible to integrate Easygenerator into a 3rd party tool or platform using LTI integration (learn more about LTI).
You can use Easygenerator live environment as an LTI Provider. When you access this environment through the LTI Consumer tool, you will be already authenticated with the user you have in the LTI Consumer tool. All features will be available according to the highest possible paid plan. Credentials you need to launch the instance as the LTI Provider tool:
- Launch URL: http://live.easygenerator.com/lti/launch
- Consumer key: CD7CB4817DD14FACBFAF5306B2159B68
- Shared secret: E3AA8A49C1894D5683C1B15CB72E4DDF
To run a course on your hosting, choose a publishing option To your hosting. You will get the HTML package with a course.
After that you need to unzip the HTML package in the webserver or cloud storage (Dropbox, Dmailer Backup etc.) and create a link to the index.html file that is located in the root of the unzipped folder.
For example, in Dropbox it only works if Dropbox “Public folder” is enabled (here is more info: https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/16).
As soon as you have this special public folder, you just put the package there, copy the public link to index.html and share it with anybody.
Following the link, your learners will be able to pass the course.
Note that if you have no internet access, the course will be displayed without media assets (images, videos, audios).
However, Easygenerator team is working now on the option to run your courses offline with the full functionality.
Security is a an important aspect for online learning. Easygenerator is a cloud based e-Learning authoring software platform. We use highly secure Amazon servers for our service. This means that your data is save and secure. We added some extra security measures to the already high Amazon security like encryption of passwords and more. You can connect to Easygenerator using a secure https:// connection.
You can also host the courses for your learners on the Easygenerator service. We are adding there even more security as we speak. We will have password protection for courses and we will add a whitelist, ensuring that only people you invite can get access to your courses. This will be available in August or September.
All courses Easygenerator Plans (from Free to Academy) have the same security measures. On top of that courses made with a paid plan are not indexed by search engines therefore it’s not possible to find the courses you have created in the internet.
If you want to get rid of the login screen but still register the users’ results, the best solution is to create a personalized link to the courses you’ve created.
If you share a personalized link with your learners, they won’t need to enter their credentials but their course progress will be tracked.
Default URL of the course looks this way:
To create a personalized link, you need to add learners’ name and email to the default link in the address bar.
URL with learners’ credentials will look like:
If you want to achieve smooth experience and skip inserting a password, please read this short instruction on Easygenerator progress storage API.
Register a new user
Request content type: application/json
Request body parameters:
|courseLink||Link to the course (for example: http://elearning.easygenerator.com/2d044178-00e7-486c-89ed-6c924f9012f7)|
|courseTitle||Title of the course (for example: MyCourse)|
Response body parameters:
|token||Token, which allows to login|
|shortLink||Short link to the course|
Get a new token
Request content type: application/json
Request body parameters:
Response body parameters:
|token||token, which allows login|
How to use a token
A token can be pushed to a query string. Use the following URL template:
To login a user to a course and to have his/her progress restored.
Note: Tokens are valid for 30 days since the date of the generation. When a token expires, a new one can be generated using the get token (login) API.
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.
Easygenerator app uses HTTP connection at the moment. That’s why when you upload Easygenerator courses to Moodle or any other LMS or to a website that uses HTTPS connection, the images used in courses may fail to display. The solution is to:
- go to https://live.easygenerator.com/ (via https, not http);
- reinsert images from the library (or simply change http to https for the links in the image properties);
- republish the course.
If you want to embed your Easygenerator course into a website that uses HTTPS connection, you have to just change HTTP to HTTPS in the course link.