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3.0 Course Publishing Tool

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2017 11:00AM EST

Publishing a course is now easier and faster


In the past, course authors had to email their engagement managers in order to publish or make any changes to a course after it was published.. This update gives creators more control. They can now publish a course in Smart Author and get that course up and running in as few as three days.


Here’s how it works: after a course is published, it’s locked down in Smart Author as the engagement manager reviews it, but a copy is uploaded to Acrobatiq’s maintenance server and the creator gets a link to that copy so they can see what it looks like to students.


Once the course is approved by the engagement manager, authors can use that maintenance server copy to continue to do minor work on a course there, fixing typos, or adding small elements to the course as it runs without sending those changes to the engagement manager. Any changes to a course made on the maintenance server will be seen by students within 24 hours.


If an author wants to create a new version of the course for the next semester with substantial changes, however, they will have to ask their engagement manager to create a version 2.0 of the course and upload it to Smart Author.



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