The Blanchard Exchange Course Builder creates the design/experience for participants. Most (if not all) projects you create in Blanchard Exchange will be based on a course that was built using the Course Builder.
By using the Course Builder, Blanchard Exchange allows you to modify the experience that's presented to your participants. For example, you might want your participants to view a letter from your company President explaining why your employees are being asked to participate in this training as their first step in completing their assignments.
Alternatively, perhaps you'd like to run a check-in call via teleconference 3 months after the training has taken place and you want your participants to see the details of that check-in call as a part of their course.
Courses can be modified at the account level (to keep modifications for future projects) or at the project level (to make group-specific modifications).
When editing a course, note that you may preview your saved edits/changes to see how they would appear to Learners by using the "Preview" function. For details on how to preview a course from either course templates, the project setup screen, and active projects, click here.
Creating Custom Course Templates (Multiple Uses)
In your Blanchard Exchange Administration Portal, go to the Library tab. On the left-hand side, click on Course Templates. Click on the course design you wish to use as a starting template:
- Click on Create copy in the upper right-hand corner.
- Modify the Title and Description of the custom course (only administrators will see your custom title and description).
- Click on Save course design.
- Your custom course is now saved in your account. If you are ready to modify your course, click on Edit Course Design in the upper right-hand corner.
Your custom course template will now be available on the same screen as your default course templates on the project setup screen. You will be able to identify your course based on the title and description you enter from step 2 above.
Modifying Course Templates at the Project Level (Single/Group-Specific Use)
Open the project you want to customize and click on the Edit Design button on the top of the page. Make your adjustments to the course and then click on Save & Publish in the upper right-hand corner. If you are not ready to publish your changes in the project (i.e. making those changes visible to the learners on the project's roster), select Save & Close. You will be able to publish changes at any point.