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About the Lesson Editor

The Lesson Editor is a familiar “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) document editor. It’s the editor you’ll use to build the content for each lesson in your course.

If you’re familiar with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or WordPress, you’ll be familiar with the Lesson Editor.

Lesson Editor Features

In addition to the normal features you would expect from a rich text editor, the following features are available:

Images: Insert and resize images from your computer to your lesson with the “image” buttonlesson-editor-image.

Videos: Display a video in your lesson by clicking the “video” button lesson-editor-video and pasting the URL from YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, or most other video hosting sites in the “source” field. For more control over the video display, you can also choose to paste the embed code on the “embed” tab.

Code samples: Insert sample code blocks with special formatting for 10 different programming languages with the “code” buttonlesson-editor-code.

Source code: Clicking the “source code” button lesson-editor-source-code allows you to view and edit the raw html of your lesson to achieve custom styling.

Saving Your Work

You should regularly save your progress by clicking the blue “save” button at the top right of the editor.

To get back to the Course Builder and work on another lesson, click the blue “back” button located at the top right of the screen, near the lesson title.


Updated on April 20, 2016

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