Design Courses & Mentoring Activities

Courses and mentoring activities are incorporated to enhance the mentors & mentees mentoring experience.

Mentor City allows program administrator to use a variety of content type to facilitate courses and mentoring activities:

  • Text
  • YouTube videos
  • Files (as attachments)
  • Web Images
  • Links
  • Embed external content
Step 1 – Create the Course

1.0 Click the “Admin” tab on the left-hand side of the platform.

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1.1 Click the “Courses” tab under the “Customize” section on the bottom right-hand side of the page.

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1.2 Click on Create a Theme.

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1.3 Enter a course name in the “Themes Title” field.

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1.4 Optional: Click Choose File to assign an image to the course theme.

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Important:  

  • The image should include the course title on it as the image will override what has been added in the "Themes Title" field.  You can use Canva which is a free and easy to use online graphic design website to create your courses and modules images. 

                        Do this                                                                                        Do not do this

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  • Make sure to respect the recommended image dimensions for better results.

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1.4.1 Images are optional and if you choose not to had an image, this is what your course theme will look like to the end user.

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1.5 Optional:  add Meta Tags which are key words that mentors and mentees can use to quickly search and find the course. 

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Step 2 – Create the Modules

2.0 From the same page (create a theme page) enter your Modules' name in each “Module title” fields. This allows you to simply outline your course's modules but not their content. 

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2.1 Optional: Click Choose File to assign an image to the module. Similar to the course theme image instructions, the title should be included on the image as the image will override the module title.

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2.2 Optional: Add a description and meta tags. The description is only for the program administrator's reference. The description is not visible for mentors and mentees.

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2.3 Click Add Module if you need additional modules.

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2.4 Click Save when you are done outlining your modules. 

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Step 3 – Design Module Activities

3.0 Once you click save after creating your modules, you will be landing on the below page. Click on the tiny square aligned with the course you are building under the "Modules" column.

image-1637966813591.png3.1 If you already exited the Courses section, here's how you can go back to build the modules' content:

3.1.1 Click on the "Admin" tab on the left 

 

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3.1.2 Click on "Courses" under the "Customize' section.

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3.1.3 You should be back to the page shown in step 3.0

3.2 Click “Edit” under the “Action” column to start adding content to your modules. 

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3.3  Enter a title in each “Activity Title” field.

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3.4   Click “Add Activity” to add additional activities to this module.

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3.5   Create your content for each activity.

YouTube Links:

3.5.1  Do not copy/paste the URL in the “Activity video link” field, this will give you an error message.

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3.5.2 Click “Share” under the YouTube video.

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3.5.3 Click “Embed”.

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3.5.4 Copy what is in between the first quotes starting with https: as illustrated below.

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3.5.5 Paste this into the “Activity Video Link” field.

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Images:

3.5.6 Images can only be added from the Web using image addresses. This means you are not able to upload or copy/paste an image from your local computer or one cloud.

3.5.7 Find a web image and right click on the image. Free stock photo website can be a great resource if you do not have your own bank of images online.  i.e.  https://www.pexels.com/ 

3.5.8 Click on “Copy Image Address”.

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3.5.9 Click this icon on the activity box.

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3.5.1.1 Paste the image address and press tab.

3.5.1.2 Adjust the width and height

3.5.1.3 Click Ok

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embed Iframe Content

3.5.1.4 The system will allow you to embed external content, such as online courses from a website or an LMS as long as it is embedded as an iframe and as long as the website or LMS where it is located allows it to be embed as iframe.

3.5.1.5 Find the URL for the content to embed.

3.5.1.6 Click on “Source”.

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3.5.1.7 In the body of the activity, copy and paste this formula

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="672"></iframe>

3.5.1.8 Add the URL between the quotes so it looks like this.

<iframe src="https://orientation-sga.mentoringcanada.ca/" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="672"></iframe>

3.5.1.9 Click on Save and check your results by clicking on “Courses” on the left hand-side menu. If everything was done properly, and as long as the website allows you to embed the content as Iframe, you should get a result similar to the below.

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Test your content every time you build courses/modules/activities by verifying the results immediately. Simply click the “Courses” tab from the bottom left-hand side of the e-mentoring platform.

 


 

Instructions to Create Courses & Mentoring Activities

Step 1 – Create the Course

Step 2 – Create the Modules

1.    Click the “Admin” tab on the left-hand side of the platform

2.    Click the “Courses” tab under the “Customize” section on the bottom left-hand side of the page

3.    Click on “Create a theme”

4.    Enter a course name in the “Themes Title” field.

5.    Click “Choose File” to assign an image to the course. The image should display the course title

6.    From the same page (Themes, continuation from point 5) enter your Module names in each “Module title” fields

7.    Click “Choose File” to assign an image to the module. The image should display the module title

8.    Click “Add Module” if you need additional modules

9.    Click “Save”

Step 3 – Design Module Activities

Step 4 – Assign Badges to Modules (optional)

10.  Click the “Admin” tab on the left-hand side of the platform

11.  Click the “Courses” tab under the “Customize” section on the bottom right-hand side of the page

12.  Click the box displaying the number of modules under the “Module” column

13.  Click “Edit” under the “Action” column

14.  Enter a title in each “Activity Title” field

15.  Click “Add Activity” to add additional activities to this module

16.   Create your content for each activity

17.  Click “Save”

18.  Repeat step 13-17 for each module activities

19.  Click the “Admin” tab on the left-hand side of the platform

20.  Click the “Courses” tab under the “Customize” section on the bottom right-hand side of the page

21.  Click the box displaying the number of modules under the “Module” column

22.  Click “Edit” under the “Action” column

23.  Scroll down to the complete bottom until you see a “Badge” section

24.  Enter a badge name for this module under the “Name” field and a description

25.  Click “Choose file” to assign a picture to this badge

26.  Click “Save”

27.  Repeat steps 22-26 for each module