Settings to check before launching a Public: Free course (i.e. MOOC)

It's important to double-check your course settings before going live, to make sure you have completed all the settings required for a Public (Free) class.


Go to Course Setup > General > Change Class

Check that your class type is set to Public (Free)


Step 3

Make sure that this Public (Free) class is set as the default.


This step is optional, but we highly recommend setting a start date where your course goes live in 3-4 weeks' time. This enables you to promote your course and get a group of students starting together. This article explains in further detail.

Go to Administer Students > Timeline.

Set the class to be Scheduled and set the start date and time.

If you need to stage the release of your modules, you can do this here in the Class Schedule. Drag the modules to the right to delay the start time.


This is the page that potential students see before deciding to enrol. This is more your marketing page, where you can highlight the key benefits of taking your course for students.

Go to Course Setup > Landing Page.

Make sure you have completed all of the components, including adding a promo image or video.

To see how the page looks from the student side, click on View landing page at the bottom of the page.


Once you've checked all of these settings, you can turn your course online by following the steps in this article: How do I turn my course online?

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