Coursepack FAQ


What is a coursepack?

A Foxylearning coursepack allows you to supplement your own teaching or training with our high-quality tutorials or interactive videos. When you create a coursepack, a unique product is made for your students to purchase. When they purchase it, they gain immediate access to any modules included in the coursepack and are placed into a private group for your course. You will be able to track the progress and performance of all students in your group (i.e., all students who purchased the coursepack) via the myTeaching dashboard.

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How many coursepacks can I create?

As many as you need! Typically, instructors create one coursepack for each course or each section of a course for each term or semester they teach it. If you are creating a coursepack for a research lab, a very small course, or an ongoing training program, you might want to create just one coursepack that your students or trainees purchase as needed over time. For example, you might want to create a "Research Lab Onboarding" coursepack that you assign to every new lab member.

The primary consideration for the number of coursepacks you create is on the reporting end of the myTeaching dashboard. Each coursepack will have a unique group associated with it, and your reports will be organized by those groups. Thus, if you create just one coursepack and use it for every course over several years, all of those students will be placed into the group and appear in the same reports. This will not really impact the student or trainee experience at all, as the groups are only used for organizing their performance data on the myTeaching dashboard. Your students or trainees do not even see who else is in their group.

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Will students receive a certificate of completion for each module?

No. We only provide certificates of completion with our CEU modules (which are priced much higher than our coursepack modules). However, you can easily monitor which students have completed the assigned modules from the myTeaching dashboard.

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What sort of progress and completion data will I see for students or trainees who purchase my coursepack?

For each individual who purchases your coursepack, you will have access to the following data:

  • Completion status on all of the assigned modules (Not Started, In Progress, or Completed). If more than one module is included in the coursepack, this will refer to their status on all modules as a whole (i.e., have they completed all of the modules or not?).
  • Completion status on individual modules (percentage complete) and date of completion.
  • Completion status on individual lessons of each module (percentage complete). 
  • Date and score for each attempt on a final quiz (the comprehensive quiz provided at the end of our tutorials), along with a detailed quiz report that allows you to see all of their individual responses to the questions.

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Can I (or my organization) pay for the coursepacks in advance for my students or trainees?

Yes. We have a group license purchase page that allows you to purchase a specified number of seats or licenses for any of our modules. You can then assign those seats or licenses to anyone you wish. When you purchase a group license, it also creates a private group to which users who receive the license are assigned. You then track and manage their progress via the myTeaching dashboard, just as you would via a coursepack the student or trainees purchase individually. You can also add additional seats/licenses or modules to your group later.

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Can I give other people (such as a TA) access to the myTeaching dashboard or reports for my course?

Yes. Near the bottom of your dashboard for a particular course or group, you should see an "Add Group Leader" button that you can click to give someone else the role of "group leader." 

Group leaders will have access to all of the same reports and data for that group as you do. Use this with caution and be mindful of your responsibilities under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and any other regulations governing the data of your students or trainees. 

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Can I just have my students complete the free, open-access version of a module?

Yes and no. You are, of course, welcome to encourage your students to complete the free, open-access versions of any of our modules. This is a great option if you do not want to burden students with any additional costs for course materials. There are some important limitations to be aware of, however. 

For our multimedia tutorials, the open-access version of these modules includes the following limitations:

  • Progress/completion is not tracked or recorded.
  • You will not be able to monitor progress or performance on the module from the myTeaching dashboard.
  • Students will not have access to the module's final quiz.
  • Students will not have access to our personal notes tool.

For our videos, the open-access version of these modules includes the following limitations:

  • There are no questions or interactions embedded within the video, as they are with the coursepack edition.
  • Progress/completion is not tracked or recorded.
  • Students will not have access to our personal notes tool.

If you do choose to use only our open-access modules for your course, you are encouraged to develop your own assessment to determine whether or not students completed them. 

To accurately track and verify the completion of our modules, you are encouraged to create a coursepack for your students to purchase. We strive to keep the cost of our coursepacks low to make them as affordable as possible for students. If you have any questions about our coursepacks, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Can I include optional modules in my coursepack?

Yes and no. Every module you include in a coursepack must be purchased when the coursepack is purchased. In other words, coursepacks are "all or nothing" in terms of the modules they include. Students will not be able to pick and choose which modules are purchased as part of the coursepack. Thus, the core courespack for your course should only include modules you want all students to complete.

If you'd like to assign optional modules for your course, you could do one of two things:

  1. If you do NOT need to track their progress and performance on the optional module(s):
    1. Simply ask the students to complete the free, open-access version of the module (or purchase the coursepack edition of the module if they want to make sure their progress is preserved).
  2. If you DO want to track their progress and performance on the optional module(s):
    1. Create a separate coursepack just for the optional module(s). For example, you might have a core coursepack titled "ABA 101" and a coursepack for optional modules titled "ABA 101: Extra Credit." 
    2. A separate group will be created for this coursepack, so you will be able to track the completion of students who purchase it. You will access the completion data from the myTeaching dashboard, but It will be separate from the main group for your course.
    3. Remember that the same limitation applies to any coursepack on our site: all of the modules you include will be purchased with the coursepack. Thus, if you want to include several optional modules, you may need to create a separate coursepack for each.

This can be a bit confusing, so let's look at a few sample scenarios.

EXAMPLE 1: A course with required modules but no optional modules

  • Create one coursepack with all of the required modules included (e.g., "Coursepack for ABA 101").

EXAMPLE 2: A course with required modules and one optional module

  • Create one coursepack with all of the required modules included (e.g., "Coursepack for ABA 101").
  • Create a second coursepack with the optional module included (e.g., "Coursepack for ABA 101 - Optional").

EXAMPLE 3: A course with required modules and two optional modules

  • Create one coursepack with all of the required modules included (e.g., "Coursepack for ABA 101").
  • Create a second coursepack with one of the optional modules included (e.g., "Coursepack for ABA 101 - Extra Credit #1")
  • Create a third coursepack with the other optional module included (e.g., "Coursepack for ABA 101 - Extra Credit #2")

If you have any questions about this or if you need any help or tips for setting this help, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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