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Forcing a Course Rebuild

We’re frequently updating the components available in the Adapt Authoring tool — which is great. Well, most of the time. We may tell you about a great new feature in a component but when you go to your course and click Preview button you don’t see the change.

The Authoring tool is trying to be helpful. Because component updates can introduce breaking changes (like adding required fields), by default Adapt tries to preserve the state the components in the course from the last time you previewed or downloaded.

Fortunately, there’s a very easy way to force Adapt to rebuild the course, pulling in new versions of all components and generating a new preview. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open your course from the Dashboard an make sure you’re viewing the Menu Editor screen.
  2. From the Sidebar, select Theme Picker.
  3. Click the Save button without making any changes.
  4. Click the Preview button.

Really, that’s it. Your course preview will take a little longer to generate than normal because the Authoring tool is re-importing all assets.