6.1.1. Course Title and Number

The course title (sometimes also called the course name) and number are important identifiers for your course. It is a good idea to use titles and numbers that are easy to understand and remember.

For information about how to add your course title and number, see Creating a New Course in Studio.

6.1.1.1. Course Title Guidelines

When you determine the title of your course, consider the following guidelines.

  • Use title capitalization and normal spacing and punctuation.
  • Limit the course name to 70 characters. Many of the most effective course titles have 50 or fewer characters.
  • If the course is part of a sequence, create a title that includes both sequence and course information, formatted as “Sequence: Course”.
  • Select a course title that clearly indicates the course subject matter.
  • Make sure the course title follows search engine optimization (SEO) guidelines.
  • Make sure the course title targets a global audience.

6.1.1.1.1. Example Course Titles

The following course titles are for stand-alone courses.

  • English Grammar and Essay Writing
  • Front-End Web Developing
  • The Science of Happiness

The following course titles are for courses in a sequence or in a program such as an XSeries.

  • Circuits and Electronics 1: Basic Circuit Analysis
  • Circuits and Electronics 2: Amplification, Speed, and Delay
  • Circuits and Electronics 3: Applications

6.1.1.2. Course Number Guidelines

Course numbers have the following guidelines.

  • Course numbers can have a maximum of 10 characters.
  • Characters can be letters, numbers, or periods.
  • If a course consists of several modules, the course number can have an ending such as .1x or .2x.

6.1.1.2.1. Example Course Numbers

  • CS002x
  • BIO1.1x and BIO1.2x
  • 6.002.1x and 6.002.2x