Creating a template

Now that we’ve seen where you can add and remove a theme, let’s create a template.

First go to the user menu, then themes and click on theme 1 to go to the list of templates for theme 1.

Choose theme 1

When you first start using Hakase SCORM Course Builder, an initial template is created for you, Your first template.

From the main template screen, click create template.

Initial default template and create new template button

Next, you’ll see a page very much like creating a course. This is because templates are basically courses with some differences, which we’ll cover a bit later. For the title, enter Your default template and click save.

Create a new template

Once saved, we can also add a default footer. Theme 1 has a default footer, whereas Theme 2 has a default header.

Adding a footer to the template

Once you’ve entered Copyright Your Organisation © click save again at the bottom.

Next, click on template pages and then create template page.

Create a new template page

And then, the same as for pages in a course enter the title choose a layout and enter the body.

Enter template page content

One thing you’ll notice is if you click the Hakase Object button, there are only a few options.

Hakase Object with only a few options

This is because templates are limited with the objects you can use, and this is one of the main differences between a course and a template. A course is created using a template, that you can insert links to pages and other courses.

Click save at the bottom, and when the page has refreshed, click create page to make a new template page.

Save and create a new page

Let’s create a Completed template page to match the Welcome template page we just made for the end of a course. Click save to make sure we have it saved.

Create a completed page

Finally, go back to the template main page and click LMS view to see what the template looks like.

LMS view of the template

And now your template is complete.

Well, almost. As with courses, you can also add assets to pages or just the template. This is a good way to have a general library of assets (e.g. images) for each course that you build based on this template.

Changes made to the template after course creation are not reflected in the course. So, when you create a new course from a template, all the pages and associated data are copied over to the course.

Except for assets, these are shared between courses and you can add new assets later and these are available to courses right away that use the same template.

Back to the tutorial home or on to creating a course with a template.