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How to collaborate with other course authors
How to collaborate with other course authors

Authors can work with other course authors and reviewers to get feedback and support.

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To add a collaborator to your course watch this short how-to video or follow the text instructions below:

First go to the Collaborator section in your course.

Image shows the collaborators menu item and the area where a collaborator is added
  • Choose whether you want to add them as an author or reviewer, we’ll cover the differences between the access types further into this article.

  • Enter the email address of the person you wish to add then select Check.

  • Then select Send invitation, this will send an email invitation to the person you have asked to collaborate with you, including a link they can follow to access the course

If they're new to iQualify, you will also be asked to enter their first and surname at the check stage. They'll be sent an email to create an iQualify account, and in addition, they’ll be sent an email letting them know they have been added as an author or reviewer with a link to access the course.

Access types

Below we cover the main differences between what actions an author and a reviewer can take when added as a collaborator, it’s important to note an author can make permanent changes to a course and publish, allowing changes to flow out to any current activations.

  • An author will have full access to edit, view, archive and publish your course.

  • A reviewer will have 'read only' access, and while they can view and make notes on your content, they are unable to edit the content or publish the course. When a course is published, reviewers can no longer make comments. Review notes are deleted when the course is published. They are not visible to learners.

Editing content with other authors

While authors can be working on the same course at the same time, only one author can work on any particular page at a time. If an author navigates to a page in a course that someone else is currently editing, a message will display at the top of the page telling them who is working on it, and when they started that work. The author won’t be able to make any changes to that page until the other author has saved their work or exited that page.

Image shows the message that gets displayed to the author. Content can only be edited by one author at a time, and Susie Chen started editing this content at 11.29 AM

Once an author leaves the page any other author viewing the page is instantly alerted that the new content is available, and are provided with a link they can follow to take them to the page.. They are now able to make their own edits.

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