5.1. Creating a New Course

This topic describes how to create a course with Studio.

Another way to create a course is to re-run an existing course. See Re-running a Course.

You can also Export a Course and Import a Course through Studio. You can do this when you need to edit the course in XML.

5.1.1. Create a New Course

  1. Log in to Studio.

  2. Select New Course.

  3. Enter course information as needed and select Create.


    Enter new course information carefully. This information becomes part of the URL for your course. As part of your course URL, the total number of characters in the following four fields must be 65 or fewer.

    Image of the course creation page in Studio.
    • For Course Name, enter the title of your course. For example, the name may be “Sets, Maps, and Symmetry Groups”. Use title capitalization for the course title.

    • For Organization, enter the identifier for your organization. Do not include spaces or special characters.

    • For Course Number, enter both a subject abbreviation and a number. For example, for public health course number 207, enter PH207. For math course 101x, enter Math101x. Do not include spaces or special characters in the course number.


      If your course will be open to the world, be sure to include the “x”. If it is exclusively an on-campus offering, do not include the “x”.

    • For Course Run, enter the term in which your course will run. For example, enter 2014SOND or T2_2014. Do not include spaces or special characters.

      The value that you enter for the run does not affect the course start date that you define for the course. For more information, see Setting Start and End Dates.

  4. Select Save.

You then see the empty course outline.

5.1.2. Edit Your Course

After you create a course, the course opens in Studio automatically and you can begin editing.

When you return to Studio later, the Studio My Courses dashboard page lists the courses that you created as well as any courses for which you have course team privileges.

Image of the course on the Studio dashboard

To open a course, select the course name. The Studio Course Outline page appears.