You have probably already organized your course content by topic area or category. If you haven’t, you can try to see if there are any overarching themes in your content, and break it down in those ways.
In terms of how to categorize your course content in our platform, you’ll do that under the Structural section of BluePrint.
For a given content category (e.g., Lesson Categories), you’ll find the following two-level structure:
- Top-level Category
Categories help organize content and power your analytics. You will get real-time data on how your learners are doing in a given category or subcategory of knowledge. This feedback informs learners on how they’re doing, and it can inform you on content difficulty and/or quality. You might want to flesh out a lesson that keeps confusing your learners, or delete a question that’s too easy.
Typically, your lesson, question, and flashcard categories will be the same. So, if you had:
As a top-level and sub- category for Lessons, respectively, you’d see this same breakdown for Questions and Flashcards.
Sometimes, however, you might not have that level of granularity (e.g., subcategories) for your questions and flashcards. BenchPrep is flexible and allows you to have separate category structures for each content type.
In general, we recommend that your categories are the same across content types.