In this tutorial you will learn how to change your course settings and set them to your preferences.

While creating a course you have the possibility to set a few basic settings. You can change a lot more settings at 'Course Settings'. 

*We recommend to use Google Chrome to ensure an optimal experience when using AppicalNow.

Step 1. Navigate to courses in the menu

Step 2. Click on the gear-icon in the top right corner of the course that you want to style and click on 'Styling'.

Step 3. Give your course a name at the text field under 'Course Name'. We recommend to pick a name that will be descriptive of the course’s contents or one that suits your company well. 

Step 4. Next up is uploading an fitting image for your new course. Click on 'Choose Image' 

The optimal dimension for this picture is 230 pixels in width and 190 pixels in height and can’t be larger than 1MB.

If your image is larger than 230 pixels in width and 190 pixels in height, it's possible to crop the image that you have uploaded. To crop an image, click on 'Crop Image' after uploading an image and click on the crop-button (see image below).

Draw a square with the tool to make a selection. If you selected the area that you want to use, click on the green ✔ button. And click on 'save' to use it.

Step 5. You can upload a background image by clicking at choose image at 'Upload background image for your course'. The optimal dimensions for this image are 3000 pixels in width and 1687 pixels in height, the maximum size of this file is 2MB.

Step 6. If you decide to give the background a color instead of uploading an image you can pick a color at 'Background Color'. You can either select a color using the color palette or you can enter the color code (HEX-code) yourself if you know it. 

Do you not have web color codes available in your corporate style but do you know the RGB numbers? You can convert the HEX codes on this website:

http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html 


Step 7. Choose whether you want to add a welcome pop up or not. We wrote a tutorial that explains how to add a welcome pop up to your course. You can find it here.

Step 8. Select the desired language in the dropdown menu at 'Languages'. 

The standard texts like the highlighted words in the picture below will appear in the selected language. In this example we chose German.

Step 9. Select 'Enable' at 'Dashboard (Player) if you want your new hires to see their progress in a dashboard like the image above shows. We advise to enable the dashboard as it gives the user a nice report on their scores and progress.

Step 10. Appical allows you to decide when you want to make course available, this is can be done at 'Lock/Unlock Course Hierarchy'. You can choose to make a specific course available only when a previous course is finished for a certain percentage and/or when a user has required a certain score. This option makes it possible to make a story available only when all other stories are completed completely or until a point that you decide. Take a look at the example below.

I selected that this course is only available when the user fully completed the course ‘Support Appical’ and has a score of 100%. 

Step 11. At 'Lock/Unlock Chaper Hierarchy' you can decide whether you want all chapters to be visible and accessible instantly or by completing, for example, the current chapter first. In the example below, the option to lock the page hierarchy is unlocked. The user can acces ‘Your First Steps’ before he/she fully completed  ’A Brand New Day’.


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Appical allows you to decide when you want to make course available, this is can be done at 'Lock/Unlock Course Hierarchy'. You can choose to make a specific course available only when a previous course is finished for a certain percentage and/or when a user has required a certain score. This option makes it possible to make a story available only when all other stories are completed completely or until a point that you decide. Take a look at the example below.

I selected that this course is only available when the user fully completed the course ‘Support Appical’ and has a score of 100%. 

Step 13. At 'Lock/Unlock Chaper Hierarchy' you can decide whether you want all chapters to be visible and accessible instantly or by completing, for example, the current chapter first. In the example below, the option to lock the page hierarchy is unlocked. The user can acces ‘Your First Steps’ before he/she fully completed  ’A Brand New Day’.

Step 14.You can choose to remind users to activate this course at 'Remind users to activate the course' to send an email to a user if they didn’t activate or complete a course within a set amount of days. Not everyone’s inbox of their email account is as organized as they wished it would be. It can happen that the email with the invitation to a course gets buried in a cluttered inbox or that a user forgot about the course and therefore didn't finish it in the set amount of days.

Click on the arrow under  to the '-' and select a number. The reminder email will be send after the set amount of days. In the example below, the users will receive the reminder if they didn't activate this course after 10 days.

Step 15. Click on the text field at 'Runtime' and enter the amount of days that you want this course to be available to user. For example, if you want to make this course available to your users for one month. You will have to type '30' in this field.

Step 16. It's possible to remind users to come back to a specific course in the app on maximum three different moments in the runtime (duration of the course in number of days) based on the percentage of progress. We wrote a tutorial on this specific option. You can find the tutorial here.

Step 17. It's possible to choose whether standard mails are being send to users or not. This is adjustable per mail. Select the checkbox next to the mail to enable that mail to be send to the users in that course.

Hooray! You now know how to edit the Course Settings to your preferences.

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