Creating and Managing Courses

Learn how to create and manage courses quickly and easily.

Last Updated

May 21st, 2019

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3 min

DISCLAIMER: Some content in this article outlines how to use functionalities with the new Course Management. Check out this article for further info.


Docebo allows you to create and manage courses, as well as categorize them quickly and easily. In one area of your platforme, you can create courses, change course layouts, upload and manage course materials, configure advanced course settings, and much more.

Begin by accessing the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner of the platform. Then, press the Courses Management item from the E-Learning section. From the Courses Management page, you can create new courses, new categories, create and manage courses and enrollment additional fields, organize courses into categories, import ILT sessions via CSV and enroll users into courses.

This is the main page of the Course Management, listing all of the available courses in your platform. Courses are listed in the page’s main table. You can customize the table layout in order to show only the columns that are relevant to you. Click on the Columns Management icon on top of the table to select the columns you would like to include in the table view. Use the Cross icon to drag and drop the columns in the list, sorting them according to your needs.

If your courses are organized into categories, click on the Folder icon on top of the table to access the categories management. Click on the category name in the left panel to use it as a filter, or to manage existing categories (edit details, move or delete them and create new sub-categories).

Filter the content of the table by clicking on the filter icon on top of the table to see the complete list and to make your selection. Filters are applied in real time. Use the free text search area to look for courses.

From this page, move to the Additional Fields tab and to the Enrollment Additional Fields tab to set additional fields for courses and for enrollments. Click on the course description to see its details.

Creating a New Course

To begin, press the plus button in the top right corner of the main Courses page and select New Course. In the slideout panel, fill out the course name, the course description and select the course type. The course name should simple and clear. Users should instantly understand the topic of the course upon reading the title. The course description will help users to have a clear idea of what they will learn in the course. Optionally, assign a code to your course. Press Create & Edit to create your course in the platform and to start configuring and managing it straight away.  

Move to the Thumbnails section and choose a thumbnail for your course. Move through the available tabs to configure the advanced properties for your course, add training materials and manage enrollments. Refer to the sections below for more info on each step.

Configuring the Course Advanced Properties

Move to the Advanced Properties tab to set the advanced options for your course. This area collects several options and settings for managing different settings, specific to your course. Learn more about these options from this article.

Adding Training Material and Course Widgets

Move to the Training Material tab to start adding training resources prior to enrolling students into the course. From this area, you can add and manage learning objects and configure the layout of the page of your course. To add a new learning object, click the Add Training Material button, and choose the type of training material you would like to upload. You can also organize training material into folders. Please refer to this section of our Knowledge Base to learn more about the types of learning objects supported in the platform and how to manage them.

Press Add Course Widgets to add specific areas to the page of your course, providing your learners with additional information about the course (such as the instructor name, related files and Iframed content) and making their experience more interactive through comments, forums and Q&A sections. Learn more about the course widgets available in your platform and how to use them from this article.