6th November, 2023
Creating your own health and safety induction courses is easy with HASpod. In this guide, we will show you how to create your inductions, including how to add lessons, embed videos, add quizzes, add assessments, and publish your course.
You can now create your own health and safety courses on HASpod, with the launch of our new and improved Training Plan membership.
Sometimes, health and safety courses need to be unique to your business.
For example, health and safety inductions must be specific to your business. Your inductions should include your site-specific rules, your team information, and information about your work and projects.
So let's look at how you can create a health and safety induction on HASpod.
To create a health and safety course, you need a HASpod account and access to the Training Plan membership.
When you log in, you will see your user dashboard, where you can access all your services, view your invoices and manage your account settings.
Right now, we want to access the Training service - so click the
Training button on the user dashboard.
From the training menu, select
Create. Here, you can start a new course from blank, or you can choose a course template to speed things up.
Preview on any of the templates to take a look at the lessons and quizzes before using the template.
To create our induction, we'll pick the "New Job Induction" template, but feel free to pick a different template (or start from blank) if it better suits your needs.
Use Template to use the template to create your course, or click the
Create button when viewing the list of templates.
(If you have already started creating a course, you can find your saved drafts from the training menu under
Give your course a title and description of your choice. This is what your team will see, so try to make the title unique and clear so people know what the course is for.
You can use the description to explain in a little more detail what the course will be about.
When you are happy with the title and description, click
Your course has now been created in "draft" mode, ready for you to make your changes. Click
Edit Course to start editing.
If you choose to start your course from blank, the first thing you will need to do is add a lesson.
If you started from a template, you can also add more lessons to the course.
You can add a lesson to any section by clicking
Add Lesson from the section menu.
You can then pick if you want to add a text-based lesson or a video lesson.
Our simple online editor lets you add text and make changes to lessons right from your browser - no additional software is needed.
The lesson editor is similar to our document editor. You can add text, change text, change the formatting, add lists, links, headers, tables and images.
If you add a video lesson, you can embed a video you have uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo into your course. Get the share URL from the video, and paste it into the Embed Video input to add the video to your course.
Lessons always start in draft mode, when you have finished your lesson, you can publish it to the course from the lesson settings (settings icon in the top right corner).
You can add a quiz to any section by clicking
Add Quiz from the section menu.
Your new quiz doesn't have any questions yet! Click the
Add Question button to add your first question.
You can add multiple choice questions to your quiz, from simple "True" or "False" answers to up to 20 answer options.
Select the correct answer in the question editor. People taking the course will get the question marked right when they select that answer.
Quizzes always start in draft mode, when you have finished adding questions to your quiz, you can publish it to the course from the quiz settings (settings icon in the top right corner).
And there are a couple of other cool things you can do in the quiz settings...
By default, quiz takers need to score 70% to pass the quiz (e.g. if the quiz has 10 questions, they will need to get at least 7 correct to pass). But you can change this in the quiz settings, from 20% to 100%. Yikes, better get those answers right!
To keep quizzes fresh, we always show the questions in random order to people taking the course.
To keep your quizzes even fresher, you can add more questions than you need so that course takers don't get shown the same questions when they take the quiz.
For example, you could add 20 questions to a quiz but choose to show 10. Now the quiz will be different each time, with a random selection of 10 questions from the 20 you have added.
You can pick any of your published quizzes to be the course assessment, from the course settings.
You can access the course settings at the bottom of the course navigation menu when editing the course or from the course page.
If you pick an assessment for your course, people taking the course will need to pass the assessment to complete the course and get a certificate. We recommend placing the course assessment at the end of the course, to encourage course takers to complete all of the lessons and quizzes before taking the assessment.
If you don't pick a course assessment, course takers will need to complete all of the lessons and pass all of the quizzes to complete the course and get a certificate.
When you are happy with your course, you'll need to publish it to share it with your team.
Publish button to publish your course (or change the status in the course settings).
Yay! You've created your course! Now that your course is published, you (and your team) can complete it. Here's how to complete a course on HASpod.
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