How do I create lessons?

This article teaches you how to upload and share lessons on Preptical.

Uploading a video file

Navigate to Lessons on the Tutor menu while logged in to your Tutor account. Drag and drop a video file onto the space on the right side of the screen to start uploading. Alternatively, you can click on the “Select File” button to browse and select a video to upload.

Note: You can upload videos in the following file formats: MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-2 PS, MXF, LXF, GXF, 3GP, WebM, MPG, QuickTime

Before uploading, ensure that your file meets the Preptical video/audio requirements.

Once a file is selected for uploading, it will be processed and subsequently uploaded to the Preptical platform. After the upload is complete, you’ll receive a notification, and a “draft” lesson will be created.

Note: You might need to reload the page to see the new lesson.

Editing a draft lesson

After the upload is finished, a new lesson will be created and added to the list of lessons. This visibility of the new lesson will be “draft” by default. The next step is editing the lesson. To do so, click on the “edit” button to open the edit dialogue.

In this window, you should add the following information:

  • Title: Write a title for your lesson. This is the name displayed to users on the website. Limit the title to 80 characters. Make sure the title follows Preptical title requirements.
  • Description:  Describe what your lesson covers, who can benefit from it, what are its objectives, etc. Try to be as detailed as possible and follow Preptical description requirements.
  • Band: Choose the band score for which this lesson is suitable. For example, a “Band +6” means that this lesson is suitable for users who are currently around band 6 or higher.
  • Category: Select the main category of the lesson.
  • Language: Select the main language in which the lesson is taught.
  • Thumbnail: Add a thumbnail image to your lesson. The thumbnail should be relevant to the lesson’s content and should follow Preptical thumbnail requirements.

Note: All fields are required for creating a new lesson, and you can edit them later.

Once you have filled all the fields, click on the Save button.

Publishing a lesson

After editing a lesson and adding all the required details, the new lesson will be “Unpublished” by default. You can toggle the visibility of a lesson by changing it to “Published”.

Note: An Unpublished lesson will not be displayed to users and cannot be added to courses.

Resuming an incomplete upload

If the upload process is interrupted, an “Incomplete upload” will be displayed in the list of lessons. You can click on the “Resume Upload” button to continue the upload or delete the incomplete upload by selecting the “Cancel Upload” button.

After clicking on the “Resume Upload” button, you should select the exact same file once again, otherwise, you’ll receive an error.