6.1.4. Additional Course Information

Optionally, you can share additional information on your About page. This section describes this information.

For courses on edx.org, you add these optional items to your course in Publisher. For more information, see Create a Course in Publisher.

For courses on Edge, you add these items in Studio. For more information, see Creating a Course About Page in Studio.

6.1.4.1. Skill and Knowledge Prerequisites

You might want to make sure that your learners have a specific set of skills and knowledge before they take your course. This information appears on the course About page.

Skill and knowledge prerequisites are optional.

For courses on edx.org, you use Publisher to specify these prerequisites. Skill and knowledge prerequisites can have up to 200 characters. For more information, see Creating a Course in Publisher.

For courses on Edge, you add skill and knowledge prerequisites in Studio. For more information, see Creating a Course About Page in Studio.

6.1.4.1.1. Example Skill and Knowledge Prerequisites

  • Secondary school (high school) algebra; basic mathematics concepts
  • Graduate-level understanding of Keynesian economics
  • Basic algebra
  • Familiarity with eigenvalue decomposition

6.1.4.4. Syllabus Guidelines

A syllabus is a review of content covered in your course, organized by week or module. To create an effective syllabus, keep the following guidelines in mind.

  • Focus on topics and content.
  • Do not include detailed information about course logistics, such as grading, communication policies, and reading lists.
  • Format items as either paragraphs or a bulleted list.

For courses on edx.org, you add the syllabus in Publisher. The syllabus has a limit of 2500 characters, including spaces. For more information, see Create a Course in Publisher.

For courses on Edge, you add the syllabus in Studio. For more information, see Creating a Course About Page in Studio.

You can also add a syllabus to your course in Studio by creating a custom page or a handout. For more information, see Adding Custom Pages and Add a Course Handout.

6.1.4.4.1. Example Syllabus

Week 1: From Calculator to Computer

Introduction to basic programming concepts, such as values and expressions, as well as making decisions when implementing algorithms and developing programs.

Week 2: State Transformation

Introduction to state transformation, including representation of data and programs as well as conditional repetition.

6.1.4.5. FAQ Guidelines

To help prospective learners, you can add any frequently asked questions (FAQ) and the answers to those questions to your About page.

For courses on edx.org, you add the FAQ in Publisher. The FAQ has a limit of 2500 characters, including spaces. For more information, see Create a Course in Publisher.

For courses on Edge, you add the FAQ in Studio. For more information, see Creating a Course About Page in Studio.

6.1.4.5.1. Example FAQ

Q: Is the textbook required?

A: No, the textbook is not required. However, you will find that it more completely explains some of the concepts that we cover quickly in the course, and will add depth to your understanding.

Q: How much is the final exam worth?

A: The final exam is worth 30% of the total grade. You can find more information about the value of each assignment on your Progress page.

6.1.4.6. Learner Testimonial Guidelines

A learner testimonial is a quote from a learner in the course, demonstrating the value of taking the course.

To be effective, a testimonial should contain no more than 25-50 words.

For courses on edx.org, you add the learner testimonial in Publisher. The learner testimonial has a limit of 500 characters, including spaces. For more information, see Create a Course in Publisher.

For courses on Edge, you add the learner testimonial in Studio. For more information, see Creating a Course About Page in Studio.