Course editions
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Written by Bianca Wetter
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Course editions in Sana allow admins to group together versions of the same course translated into multiple languages, enabling learners to automatically access the course in their preferred language.

What is the value of using course editions?

  1. For learners: personalized learning. Course editions allow learners to choose their preferred language when taking a course. This ensures that the learning experience is tailored to their language skills, making the content more accessible and understandable.

  2. For admins: more efficient course management: For admins, course editions simplify the process of managing multilingual courses. Admins can group together courses translated into multiple languages with a few clicks, making it easier to manage and organize the courses, track analytics of learner progress, and much more.

Use case example: Multilingual onboardings

Course editions allow the same course to be delivered in multiple languages, ensuring that all employees can access the content in their preferred language.

As an admin, you can create an onboarding program with courses available in specific languages. You can then assign the new joiners to the same program, gather all analytics on their progress, and collect exercises from one and the same place.

How does course editions look like for a learner?

When a course edition is assigned to a learner it will appear like any other course. When they are assigned to a course, they will be automatically assigned to the language edition which matches their profile language setup. See more info on how to change your language preferences here.

If a learner would like to manually select which language they take the course in they can click on Details for the course, see below video:

πŸ’‘ If a learner's language does not have a corresponding course edition the default edition will be assigned.

How can admins set up a course edition?

With course editions admins can group together courses translated into multiple languages with a few clicks.

Follow the steps below:

  1. First off, ensure your courses are Published and Visible in Manage (see here) and you have the names of the translated courses ready (learn how to translate a course here)

  2. Go to Manage > Content

  3. Use the checkboxes on the left of the content to group into editions

  4. Click Group as course editions

  5. Add the Parent title, language and select the default language (see above tip for more info)

  6. If you want to add more, click the button at the bottom Add another edition

How to Manage course editions

Do you want to add a course, remove a course, or ungroup a course edition? Follow the simple steps below:

Add/remove a course from your course edition:

  1. Go to Manage > Content

  2. Click on the course edition you want to edit

  3. Scroll down to Editions and click Manage edition

  4. You can click Add another edition at the bottom or hit the trash can icon to detach an edition and turn it into a stand-alone course

  5. Click Save

Detaching course editions

If you would like to detach all course editions and turn them into stand-alone courses please follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Manage > Content

  2. Click on the 3 dot menu beside the course edition

  3. Click Detach all editions

  4. Another window will pop-up asking you to confirm, click Detach all editions again


How is visibility of a course editions group controlled?

Only the course editions group manage page can control the visibility of whether 'Everyone can see this' or not. Enabling 'Everyone can see this on the individual course editions has no impact on visibility.

If I set the course editions group as 'Everyone can see this' what do I see on the homepage?

You see the edition which is relevant to your language.

How do tags work with course editions?
To apply tags for all editions this is done through the course editions group manage page. However, if tags are applied to the individual editions, you only see the edition related to your language preferences and it appears in the category that edition has been tagged with. (Along with any other categories that the course editions group has been tagged with)

Where do I check if my course is published and visible in manage?

In the editor view of your course, check that it says published in the top right and in the share settings, either visible in manage, or visible everywhere has been selected. See below:

Will updating the original version of a course automatically update its translated versions in a course edition?

No, updating the original version of a course does not automatically update the translated versions. Each version within a course edition is treated as an individual course.

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