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Adapt User's Guide version 4.5

Project Settings

The Project Settings for a course can be accessed from the root of the course (or Menu Editor).

Project Settings screen. All items are detailed below.

Allows you to set a preview image for the course to be displayed on the Dashboard. Note that this image does not appear in the final course export.

These fields control the title as it is displayed in the Adapt Authoring tool and in the “banner” area on the main menu page of the course. Removing the Display Title will remove the title from the course entirely.

This field is informational only and is not currently used by the Adapt framework.

Text placed here appears in the “banner” area of the main menu page of the course, just beneath the course title.

4.5 Custom HTML classes that will be applied to the body of the course. Leave this field blank unless directed to add a value by a developer.

A comma-separated list of terms to be associated with the course to make it easier to find when there are many courses. Note that tags are shared between courses and the Media Library and, once created, cannot be removed.

Checking this box causes the course to appear in both My Courses listing and Shared courses listings on the dashboard for all users of Adapt.

This field must be checked in order to receive assistance from the development team.

4.5 Allows you to share the course with a specific user.

Setting this field determines how and when pages become available in the menu as the user completes them. The options available are (in order of usefulness):

Empty (default)All pages are available, none are locked.
sequentialPages are made available in order listed on the Menu Editor. Users are required to finish each page before the next is available.
unlockFirstThe first page in the menu is unlocked and all other pages locked on initial viewing. Once the first page is completed, all other pages unlock.
lockLastThe last page in the course is locked on initial viewing. Once all other pages have been completed, this page is unlocked.
customPage locking and unlocking mechanisms are turned off at the course level and must be managed individually by the pages themselves. See the Locked by section of the page settings for more information.

Custom CSS/LESS code

Warning: Developer-only Option. Adding any content in this field may break your course. In addition, courses with custom CSS will not be supported by the development team.


Warning: Developer-only Option. This field adds class name values to the course itself. Do not use unless you have been given explicit instructions by a developer as this can break the course.

These settings are used to alter how the course is initially displayed.

Are custom start options enabled.

A list of pages to be used as the start page of the course. Clicking Add opens a dialog where you are required to enter information about the page to add:

IDThe internal identifier used by Adapt to uniquely identify the page.

Skip if complete
If enabled, the page will not be selected as the first page if it has been already viewed/completed, and instead the menu is displayed. Leaving this unchecked will force the user to view this page every time the course is launched.
Advanced: Developer only setting. This will be used as an element query selector and determines whether to display the page. Do not use unless directed by a Developer.

Forces the user to view the page, even if they know the direct menu URL or the URL to another page. This setting is affected by whether Skip if complete is set to true in the Start List options.

Completely disables the menu for this course. Useful for single-page courses. Note that Start List is still required for this option to be effective.

As a practical matter, you can only have one start page. So there should only be one page listed in the Start list.

However, there are advanced use cases where a different start page can be specified depending on the device. Adapt will check the Class of the page and if it matches the current device, display that page. However, the practice is generally frowned upon as it creates a disparity in the learning dependent on the device.

In order to use these options, you will need a developer to assist in providing the correct classes and additional testing to confirm the operation of the course in your LMS.

See Also

Help Article: Get the ID(ea)
Help Article: Setting a “Module 0

Globals & Labels

The remainder of the settings on this page are for setting the default global value of many of the strings used in the Course. Note that many of these global strings can be overridden in the components themselves.

Changing the settings of the Accessibility elements can have drastic effects on users of assistive technology. Changing the strings of ARIA labels can break the page entirely for assistive technology.

In general, if you are unsure of where and how the string is used, leave it set at the default.