Frequently asked questions
How to create a course with Kickstart
Create a course in one of the following ways:
Please note: the kickstart plugin overrides the normal course creation page for non-admin users with appropriate rights (usually the course creator). It is an option which needs to be activated by an admin. (I.e. if you don't like it, you can simply leave it disabled)
How to create a template
Creating a template is easy.
First, create a course like you want the template to look & work.
Then, make sure that you remove everything which you don't want in the template. Typically, you don't want any enrolled users and dummy data. We recommend working with placeholders.
When you're ready, create a backup of your course and download the .mbz file.
Go to the template management page, give your template a title, description, tags, a preview URL (could be the course you created the template with) and the .mbz file.
If you're using pro, you can configure the access to the template.
How to use kickstart as a teacher
Preparation: Create a new course (as admin or course creator) and enrol the teacher(s).
As teacher, simply open the course, and choose from the available templates directly on main course page.
With kickstart pro, template availablity depend on course category, role and cohort.
If required, the teacher can re-start Kickstart by selecting the course format from the course settings.
With Kickstart Pro, you can restrict access to a template based on the following criteria:
This is very useful if you have lots of templates and of course if you want to provide templates only for specific categories/roles/categories.
Typical use cases could be: