When you are done setting up your course, you are ready to build your course content.
This chapter provides an outline of the steps involved in developing your course content, with links to more details. See:
Before you begin, you should understand the building blocks of an edX course.
Once you understand the way edX courses are structured, you can start organizing your content and entering it into Studio.
For graded subsections, you also set the assignment type and due date.
You create components in the unit page.
In addition, you control content visibility by setting release dates on the outline and publishing units.
The following diagram summarizes the content creation workflow:
It is recommended that you test course content throughout the creation process.
When you create your content, you’ll also specify if and when students will be able to see it. Content visibility depends on several factors:
For more information, see Controlling Content Visibility.
Learners can search course text in HTML components and video transcripts by using the Search box in the upper-left corner of the Courseware tab.
Before learners can search your course, Studio must index the content. Studio indexes all new course content automatically when you publish the content.
If necessary, you can manually reindex all of the content in your course at any time. Typically, you would only manually reindex your course content if learners see unexpected search results. To reindex your course content, select Reindex Content in the upper-right corner of the Course Outline page. Reindexing usually takes less than 30 seconds.
You can revise your course content at any time.
The following diagram summarizes the content revision workflow and content visibility:
It is recommended that you test course content during the revision process.