How to get there
To access the "Course Builder" feature, a user must be an admin and signed into the
GoContractor admin portal.
To confirm that a user has access, click the "Setup" tab.
Within that tab is "Courses."
Click it to open the feature.
What is a course?
A course is a visual slide presentation that workers are assigned prior to coming to the worksite. At the end of each course there will be a final quiz in order to assess that workers have understood the orientation and the rules and best practices of the worksite, as well as your company standards.
Some key things to keep in mind when creating a course:
- You should have already set up your project structure for this course as outlined in the Creating a Project article.
- GoContractor supports PowerPoint files, self-hosted videos on YouTube or Vimeo, text, and links to external resources. Be sure that all of your external links and videos are publicly available so that workers don't run into any issues accessing them.
- Make sure you have proofread and made all necessary updates to your presentations before uploading them to GoContractor. After they are uploaded, you will not be able to edit them in GoContractor.
- We recommend previewing the course in full to see how long it will take workers to complete. This ensures the course is a reasonable length.
- If you are using the text-to-speech, this will require a review of the text and the generated audio before activating the course to check for correct pronunciation and confirm that the speaking voice is understandable.
Important Course Specifications:
Presentation file format should be .PPT or .PPTX.
PowerPoint file limit is 120MB.
Proofread entire presentation for correct spelling and grammar before uploading to GoContractor.
If using videos, make sure links are hosted on either YouTube or Vimeo.
For text-to-speech, all slide titles, bullet points, and sentences need to be punctuated with a period or else they will be read as a run-on sentence.
Confirm final quiz questions have valid correct and incorrect answers.
How to Create a Course
1. Click the “Setup” tab
2. Click “Courses”
3. Click “+ Course”
4. Set the Validity Period. This indicates how long the course content is valid before the worker will become unqualified for the worksite and have to take the course again.
5. Set Identity Capture. This allows pictures to be taken while a worker completes a course to verify that someone else is not completing the course for them
6. Set Slide Delay. This indicates how long a slide must play before a user can skip ahead to the next slide.
7. Set Language. The language used throughout the content of a course. See supported languages.
8. Set Text-to-Speech. This enables all text in a course to be read aloud verbally to users. See supported languages.
9. Enter the Title of the Course
10. Upload the Presentation. An example presentation is attached to this article.
11. Add Chapters (optional). These can divide a course into sections similar to those used in the PowerPoint by creating and dragging slides. You can also add questions or prompts at the end of each chapter to check for user understanding of the content within that chapter. These are called Chapter Gates. Note: Chapter Gates are not considered part of the overall final quiz score.
12. Add a Final Quiz. Final quizzes are required at the end of every course. We recommend no more than 5-10 questions. We also suggest not making the quiz extremely difficult as workers are required to take the course and quiz again in full if they fail. Note: Workers will be told how many questions they failed but not which ones specifically.
13. Click the double check marks in the top right to “Save and Activate.” If you're not ready to activate the course, that's okay! You can just save it instead by clicking the floppy disc icon at the bottom of the screen. This will automatically create a draft for you to return to later and continue editing. Then when you are ready, you can activate the course at that time.