6. Setting Up a CourseΒΆ

When you begin to set up a course, the first step is to plan and specify two types of basic information.

  • Course information, such as the course title and number, remains true whether the course runs one time or multiple times.
  • Course run information, such as the course staff and start date, can change every time the course runs.

When you are ready to create a course, you enter this information in edX Publisher. Publisher is a companion to Studio. The information that you enter depends on your goal.

  • If your goal is to enter course content in Studio, you enter a small amount of specific course and course run information in Publisher. EdX will then create a Studio URL for a course run, and you can add lessons and modify settings in Studio.

  • If your goal is to create a course About page, you enter all required information in Publisher, as well as a limited amount of information in Studio. EdX then creates an About page for your course run and publishes the About page on edx.org.


    Before you enter any content or information in Studio, edX must create a Studio URL.

This section provides information about how to determine required course and course run information, as well as how to enter this information into Publisher and Studio.