This article is about the new JUNO learning management system (LMS). If you don’t see these features on your site, your platform still uses the legacy JUNO courses.

Courses are made up of multiple lessons. You can set up a lesson with a title, preview text, slug, passing percentage, text, videos, images, and questions.

Before you begin

  • Open the course editor to follow these instructions.

  • Remember to click Save at the top of the page before going to a different tab in the editor. Otherwise, you’ll lose your changes.

  • If you can’t edit something, it might be locked because the course has started. See Why does lesson editing lock?

Who can edit lessons?

Create a new lesson

  1. In the Lesson Plan tab, select Create a lesson.

  2. Give the lesson a Title. 90 characters max. Special characters not recommended.

  3. The slug is automatically created based on the title. You can edit it if you want to. 67 characters max. The slug is the end of the URL. Every slug must be unique. Note that spaces, special characters, and capital letters aren’t allowed. Use underscores _ instead of spaces.

  4. Select Save.

  5. The new lesson appears at the bottom of the list.

  6. Select the Settings icon to open the lesson editor.

Creating a lesson.

Add a title, slug, and preview text

In the lesson editor, fill out these fields:

  • Title: Learners see this on the lesson page and in the list of all lessons on the course home page. 90 characters max. Special characters not recommended.

  • Preview text: 300 characters max. A description of the lesson that appears in the lesson list before starting the course.

  • Slug: This was created automatically when you created the lesson, but you can change it if you want. 67 characters max. The slug is the end of the URL. Every slug must be unique. Note that spaces, special characters, and capital letters aren’t allowed. Use underscores _ instead of spaces.

An example course home page with lesson titles and preview text.

Set up grading

Lessons can be graded or ungraded and have a passing percentage. Ungraded lessons aren’t included in the total course grade calculation. See Edit course grading settings for a complete guide to course and lesson grading.

Add lesson content: Banner image, description, and lesson parts

You can build your lesson content from multiple elements. All are optional.

  • Banner image: The lesson banner image displays at the top of the lesson page. If you don’t add one, anything displays.

  • Description: A field for text, images, and other media that always displays below the banner image. It can’t be reordered between the lesson parts. If you need all of the content to be flexible, we recommend using lesson parts instead.

  • Lesson Parts (Questions, videos, and blurbs): These are flexible elements that can be reordered. They always display below the description.

See the instructions below to learn more about each one.

An example lesson page.

Banner image

To upload an image:

  1. Go to the lesson editor.

  2. Select Upload Banner.

  3. Select + to upload an image from your computer.

  4. Select Save.

Image size (w x h): 800 × 450 px

Small image file sizes help your site load faster. Follow these specifications:

Image file size: Below 200 KB unless otherwise specified.
Image file type: .jpg unless otherwise specified. This helps reduce the file size. If you need a transparent background, use .png.

Uploading a lesson banner image.

Description

In the lesson editor, edit the Description field. There are many editing tools, similar to Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Below are instructions for some we find useful.

Videos added to body, description, and/or blurb fields are not tracked in analytics reports. You also can’t set a “percentage required to watch” for these videos. Add a video lesson part instead, for this functionality.

The lesson description.

Insert images

You can insert multiple images from your desktop or from a hosted location.

For images saved on your desktop, drag and drop them directly into the text field.

Dragging and dropping an image from your desktop.

For images you have hosted online, insert their URLs:

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the image.

  2. Open the Insert menu.

  3. Select Image.

  4. In the Source field, paste the image URL.

  5. Select Save.

To edit an image after inserting it:

  1. Select the image. You can tell it’s selected because it has a blue outline.

  2. Open the Insert menu.

  3. Select Image to open its settings.

  4. Add an Alternative Description to improve the image’s accessibility. Or resize it by changing the Width and Height.

You can make the size responsive to the screen width so that the image doesn’t get cut off. Type auto into the Height field, and a percentage into the Width field. For example, 100% makes the image fill the full width of the content area, while 50% fills half. Test it out by selecting File > Preview and resizing your browser window.

To reorder images, click and drag them to a different line.

Insert videos

You can insert multiple videos hosted by JUNO in our s3 bucket or you can embed videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, or Brightcove.

Videos added to body, description, and/or blurb fields are not tracked in analytics reports.

Check your video’s privacy settings to make sure attendees will be able to view your video. Also note that regional laws block some video platforms. Learn more about video privacy settings.

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the video.

  2. Open the Insert menu.

  3. Select Media.

    1. To add an m3u8 link hosted by JUNO, select General and paste it into the Source field.

    2. Or to embed a YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, or Brightcove video, select Embed and paste the embed code. That code looks something like this: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n61...</iframe>

  4. Select Save.

Inserting a video.

To reorder videos, click and drag them to a different line.

Insert links
  1. Copy the URL of the page you want to link to.

  2. Highlight text in the text field.

  3. Open the Insert menu.

  4. Select Link.

  5. Paste the URL.

  6. Select Save.

Adding a link.

To edit an existing link, right-click it and select Link. To remove an existing link, right-click it and select Remove link.

Insert anchor links (links within the same page)

Anchors let you create links to lines in the middle of your page. Here’s how:

  1. Place your cursor on the line you want to link to.

  2. Open the Insert menu.

  3. Select Anchor.

  4. Give it an ID so that you can identify it later. For example, you might use the section heading name or the subject of the paragraph.

  5. Insert a link somewhere else on the page. Instead of adding a URL, select the Anchor from the dropdown menu. Now that link will direct people to the anchor.

Insert section headings

Make your page easy to read and scan by using pre-sized section headings.

  1. Type a heading in the text field.

  2. Place your cursor on the same line.

  3. Open the Format menu.

  4. Select Blocks.

  5. Select a heading size. Your text automatically formats into that heading.

Adding a section heading.

Remove formatting from copy/pasted text

When you copy and paste text from another text editing program or website, it sometimes brings along unwanted text formatting from its original location. There are two ways to fix this:

  • Before pasting the text, open the Edit menu and select Paste as text. A checkmark appears, indicating that the setting is turned on. Now, select Paste to paste your text, free of formatting.

  • Or after pasting the text, highlight it and open the Format menu. Select Clear formatting. This doesn’t clear some types of formatting, so it may be less reliable than the first option.

The edit menu is above the text editing field, after 'File.' The paste as text option is checked.

Turning on the Paste as text setting.

More tools

In the File menu

New document

Clears all content in the text field. Only select this if you want to start over. If you need to undo it, select Edit > Undo or Edit > Restore last draft.

Preview

Shows you what the content will look like to users, in a pop-up window.

In the Edit menu

Undo/Redo

Undo and redo your actions.

Copy/Paste

Copy and paste content.

Find and replace

Replace a word or phrase throughout the text, all at once.

In the View menu

Source code

Allows you to edit the HTML source code. Add iFrames here.

In the Insert menu

Code sample

For inserting code samples formatted in a gray code block. For inline code formatting, see Format > Code.

Table

Inserts a customizable table. After creating it, open the Table menu to change the number of columns and rows, customize the border style, cell padding, and more.

Special character

Select from a long list of standard special characters.

Emojis

Select from a long list of standard emojis. Note that some emojis might appear differently to users depending on their browser or device type.

Horizontal line

Inserts a gray horizontal line to divide sections of the page.

In the Format menu

Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, and Superscript/Subscript

Formats text.

Code

Formats inline text as a monospaced font with a gray background. For code formatting in a block, see Insert > Code sample. To access the source code instead, see View > Source Code.

Fonts, Font sizes, Text color, Background color

Select from a list of standard web fonts, font sizes, font colors, and text highlight colors.

Align

Align text to the left, right, center, or justified.

In the More (•••) menu

Bullet list and Numbered list

Insert bulleted or numbered lists. You can choose different list styles and create multiple list levels by adding indents.

Increase/Decrease indent

Manage the level of list items by increasing or decreasing the indent.

Block quote

Formats text as a block quote (indented text with a vertical line in the left margin).

Question (Lesson part)

In the lesson editor, select Create a lesson part then select Question. Fill out these settings:

  • Question Title: 90 characters max. This title helps you identify it while editing the lesson. Users don’t see it.

  • Description: This is the question itself. You can include text and other elements like images and HTML.

  • Question Type: See the table below for details.

  • Answers: The answers that learners will choose from. Not all questions have answers (see the table below for details). For those that do, select Add Answer and type Answer Text for each answer you create.

  • Score: The points that learners earn for answering the question correctly. If there isn’t a correct answer, they earn points for any answer. See Edit course grading settings for a complete guide to course and lesson grading.

When you’re done, double-check the Question Preview to see what learners will see. Then select Save.

Creating a question lesson part

You can choose from the following types of questions.

Question type

Answer specifications

Multiple Choice: Has at least one answer defined as correct. The learner selects one or more answers from a list.

A user selects Answer 1 from a list of 3 possible anwers.
  • One or more correct answers.

  • If there are multiple correct answers, the learner must select every correct answer to receive points.

  • Recommend creating 2-5 answers total.

  • Answer character limit: 250

For graded quizzes, we recommend using primarily multiple choice questions because they are the only question type with a correct answer. The other question types don’t have correct answers, so they work best for participation or bonus points. See Edit course grading settings for a complete guide to course and lesson grading.

Poll: Has no correct answer. The learner selects one or more answers from a list. Best for collecting user data or opinions.

A user selects Answer 1 from a list of 3 possible anwers.
  • No correct answers.

  • Recommend creating 2-5 answers total.

  • Answer character limit: 250

  • When you create a poll question, you have the option to show learners the percentage of people who chose each answer after they select theirs. Select Show Voting Results.

Fill in the Blank: The learner types an answer in an empty text box.

A user types their answer in a large text box.
  • No correct answers.

  • No character limit for the learner’s answer.

Ranking: The learner sorts a series of answers.

The user clicks and drags to put answers 1, 2, and 3 in a different order.
  • No correct answers.

  • Recommend creating 2-5 answers total.

  • Answer character limit: 250

Rating: The learner picks a numerical value along a scale.

A user selects the number 3 along a horizontal line that goes from 1-10.
  • No correct answers.

  • The minimum value is always 0. You can set the maximum value up to 10.

  • The increment is the amount between each value. For example, a scale with Min: 0 Max: 10 Increment: 2 would appear as 0 - 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10

Video (Lesson part)

Videos added as lesson parts have pause/play, rewind, and restart controls. Progress on these videos is tracked in analytics and you can require learners to watch a certain percentage of the video.

Video player controls.

In the lesson editor, select Create a lesson part then select Video. Fill out these settings:

  • Video Title: 90 characters max. This title helps you identify it while editing the lesson. Users don’t see it.

  • Video URL: It must be an MP4 video URL hosted by the JUNO team in our s3 bucket or hosted externally. At this time, you can’t directly upload videos or use a Youtube, Vimeo, Wistia, or Brightcove link.

  • % Required to Watch: How much of the video learners must watch before going to the next lesson. You can select from increments of 10. (For example: 0%, 10%, 20%…)

Creating a video lesson part.

Blurb (Lesson part)

Blurbs are a space for text, images, HTML, and other media.

In the lesson editor, select Create a lesson part then select Blurb. Fill out these settings:

  • Title: 90 characters max. This title helps you identify it while editing the lesson. Users don’t see it.

  • Description: This is the blurb’s content. There are many editing tools, similar to Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Below are instructions for some we find useful.

Videos added to body, description, and/or blurb fields are not tracked in analytics reports.

Creating a blurb lesson part.

Insert images

You can insert multiple images from your desktop or from a hosted location.

For images saved on your desktop, drag and drop them directly into the text field.

Dragging and dropping an image from your desktop.

For images you have hosted online, insert their URLs:

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the image.

  2. Open the Insert menu.

  3. Select Image.

  4. In the Source field, paste the image URL.

  5. Select Save.

To edit an image after inserting it:

  1. Select the image. You can tell it’s selected because it has a blue outline.

  2. Open the Insert menu.

  3. Select Image to open its settings.

  4. Add an Alternative Description to improve the image’s accessibility. Or resize it by changing the Width and Height.

You can make the size responsive to the screen width so that the image doesn’t get cut off. Type auto into the Height field, and a percentage into the Width field. For example, 100% makes the image fill the full width of the content area, while 50% fills half. Test it out by selecting File > Preview and resizing your browser window.

To reorder images, click and drag them to a different line.

Insert videos

You can insert multiple videos hosted by JUNO in our s3 bucket or you can embed videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, or Brightcove.

Videos added to body, description, and/or blurb fields are not tracked in analytics reports.

Check your video’s privacy settings to make sure attendees will be able to view your video. Also note that regional laws block some video platforms. Learn more about video privacy settings.

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the video.

  2. Open the Insert menu.

  3. Select Media.

    1. To add an m3u8 link hosted by JUNO, select General and paste it into the Source field.

    2. Or to embed a YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, or Brightcove video, select Embed and paste the embed code. That code looks something like this: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n61...</iframe>

  4. Select Save.

Inserting a video.

To reorder videos, click and drag them to a different line.

Insert links
  1. Copy the URL of the page you want to link to.

  2. Highlight text in the text field.

  3. Open the Insert menu.

  4. Select Link.

  5. Paste the URL.

  6. Select Save.

Adding a link.

To edit an existing link, right-click it and select Link. To remove an existing link, right-click it and select Remove link.

Insert anchor links (links within the same page)

Anchors let you create links to lines in the middle of your page. Here’s how:

  1. Place your cursor on the line you want to link to.

  2. Open the Insert menu.

  3. Select Anchor.

  4. Give it an ID so that you can identify it later. For example, you might use the section heading name or the subject of the paragraph.

  5. Insert a link somewhere else on the page. Instead of adding a URL, select the Anchor from the dropdown menu. Now that link will direct people to the anchor.

Insert section headings

Make your page easy to read and scan by using pre-sized section headings.

  1. Type a heading in the text field.

  2. Place your cursor on the same line.

  3. Open the Format menu.

  4. Select Blocks.

  5. Select a heading size. Your text automatically formats into that heading.

Adding a section heading.

Remove formatting from copy/pasted text

When you copy and paste text from another text editing program or website, it sometimes brings along unwanted text formatting from its original location. There are two ways to fix this:

  • Before pasting the text, open the Edit menu and select Paste as text. A checkmark appears, indicating that the setting is turned on. Now, select Paste to paste your text, free of formatting.

  • Or after pasting the text, highlight it and open the Format menu. Select Clear formatting. This doesn’t clear some types of formatting, so it may be less reliable than the first option.

The edit menu is above the text editing field, after 'File.' The paste as text option is checked.

Turning on the Paste as text setting.

More tools

In the File menu

New document

Clears all content in the text field. Only select this if you want to start over. If you need to undo it, select Edit > Undo or Edit > Restore last draft.

Preview

Shows you what the content will look like to users, in a pop-up window.

In the Edit menu

Undo/Redo

Undo and redo your actions.

Copy/Paste

Copy and paste content.

Find and replace

Replace a word or phrase throughout the text, all at once.

In the View menu

Source code

Allows you to edit the HTML source code. Add iFrames here.

In the Insert menu

Code sample

For inserting code samples formatted in a gray code block. For inline code formatting, see Format > Code.

Table

Inserts a customizable table. After creating it, open the Table menu to change the number of columns and rows, customize the border style, cell padding, and more.

Special character

Select from a long list of standard special characters.

Emojis

Select from a long list of standard emojis. Note that some emojis might appear differently to users depending on their browser or device type.

Horizontal line

Inserts a gray horizontal line to divide sections of the page.

In the Format menu

Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, and Superscript/Subscript

Formats text.

Code

Formats inline text as a monospaced font with a gray background. For code formatting in a block, see Insert > Code sample. To access the source code instead, see View > Source Code.

Fonts, Font sizes, Text color, Background color

Select from a list of standard web fonts, font sizes, font colors, and text highlight colors.

Align

Align text to the left, right, center, or justified.

In the More (•••) menu

Bullet list and Numbered list

Insert bulleted or numbered lists. You can choose different list styles and create multiple list levels by adding indents.

Increase/Decrease indent

Manage the level of list items by increasing or decreasing the indent.

Block quote

Formats text as a block quote (indented text with a vertical line in the left margin).

Edit, reorder, or delete lesson parts

In the lesson editor, click and drag lesson parts (questions, videos, and blurbs) to reorder them.

Select the Settings icon to edit it. Select the Delete icon to delete it.

Reorder lessons

In the Lesson Plan tab, click and drag lessons to reorder them.

Delete a lesson

  1. Open the lesson editor.

  2. In the middle of the page, select Delete Lesson.

  3. Select Delete to confirm.

Deleting a lesson.


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