Create a course
  • 22 Apr 2022
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Create a course


Courses contain the activities and resources that learners will access to undertake their training. A course is typically a single page broken into sections by topics or weeks with links to the activities and resources learners need to complete.

As a Site Administrator, Site Manager, or Course Creator you can create new courses by following these steps:

  1. Go to Quick-access menu > Courses and categories.
  2. Choose the category you want your course to belong to (this can be changed later).
  3. Select the Create new course link.
  4. If your site has the Content marketplace enabled, select Create a multi-activity course.
  5. Complete the mandatory course settings.
  6. Click Save Changes.


For more information on adding courses from a marketplace, such as GO1, please see the content marketplaces documentation.

Alternatively, as a Site Administrator, Site Manager or Course Creator you can create new courses via the catalogue:

  1. Go to Learn > Find Learning within the main menu (this opens the catalogue).
  2. Select Create and choose Course from the dropdown list.
  3. Complete the mandatory course settings.
  4. Click Save changes.

Creating courses via the catalogue.

Next steps

C007 - Courses and categories(2)The Totara Academy has a whole course dedicated to using Courses and categories in Totara. Here you can see best practice, learn more and give it a go yourself.

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