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Home > Create and Manage Learning Products > Configuring BenchPrep Courses > Getting Started with BluePrint > BenchPrep Courses Course Navigation and Key Terms and Definitions
BenchPrep Courses Course Navigation and Key Terms and Definitions
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Once you name your course and select course options, you are taken to a configuration page which allows you to create and upload content as well as further configure your course. You can choose to use all of the content types to build a course or build a test or question-only course instead. It’s up to you! 


Review each high level course option below. When creating courses, each course will have a secondary left navigation panel where you create or upload your content. 

Course Details

  • Provides information about the course like the name and WebApp (Learning Platform) URL for the course. 

  • Shows all owners, collaborators, and content reviewers for this course. 

  • Export content, edit, replicate (copy), and publish this course from this area.

  • Give course access, use the find & replace function, set course configurations, and customize the navigation menu.

Lesson Outline

  • Also known as Table of Contents, you will see the lesson outline. This is where all Lesson Categories and Subcategories live. 

  • All Lesson Categories must have at least one subcategory. 

  • Within the Lesson Outline you can build Lesson Categories and Lessons.


  • Flashcard Categories are the structure of all Flashcard content. 

  • Flashcards have two sides—one with a key term or concept, the other with the definition or explanation. 

  • Flashcards help learners study content and are typically positioned after Lesson content in the Study Plan. Flashcards on our platform mimic their paper equivalent.

  • You can build Flashcard categories in this area.


  • Question Categories are the structure of all Question content. 

  • Shows practice and test questions. 

  • Offers a variety of Answer Types and allows you to connect groups of questions to the same content, called Passages.

  • You can build question categories and passages in this area.

  • Each question belongs to a category; sub-categories are optional. 

  • On both BluePrint and the WebApp, Questions appear nested within their categories.


  • There are two types of tests on our platform: timed and untimed. A timed test is called Full Length Test (FLT) in BluePrint.

  • By default, tests are untimed on our platform. However, you can change a test to a full length. 

  • Untimed tests contain a series of questions, but no sections or breaks.

  • Test Questions are not immediately followed by explanations and related lessons. Rather, a learner must complete the entire assessment before viewing answer explanations.

Study Tasks

  • There are two types of study plans: Adaptive and Structured. Within the lesson, we will focus on Structured Study Plans. 

  • An Adaptive Study Plan orders course content, called Knowledge Sets, based on the user's mastery of the material. To learn more about adaptive study plans, click here.

  • A Structured Study Plan is a linear pathway through all course content. 

  • Structured Study Plan tasks contain either lessons, flashcards, practice questions, or a test.


  • Restricts learners from seeing specific content in the learning application until meeting certain criteria. 

  • Gives course designers more control over how learners consume content. 

  • Course designers can use Milestones to prevent learners from taking a particular exam until they complete certain lessons, for example.

  • Offers positive reinforcement through tracking and achievements

  • To learn more about Milestones and to implement them within your tenant, click here.


  • Enables learners to create and submit long form responses to a question.

  • Based on the assignment’s configuration, learners can submit an assignment to a grader for Feedback or a Grade (score), or self-grade their assignments.


  • Upload assets/resources in multiple formats in this area.

  • Upload specific instructions or handouts for your learners.

Replicator Log

  • Tracks all replications (copies) within the course, from their source to their destination.

  • Useful for version control if users need to make changes to a single content piece that appears in multiple courses.

  • Once finished, you can view it in the Activity Log.

  • Users will also be emailed once their replication is complete.

Other Tools

  • Bulk generate lesson categories, import content, and export study plan content.

  • Validate your html content which allows you to detect broken links, missing files and syntax issues. 

  • To learn more about content validation, click here

User Feedback

  • Learners can leave feedback on the course and its content via “Report Content Errors” links throughout the course, and it will appear here. (NOTE: There is a character limit of 2048)

  • Manage feedback in BluePrint > Course > User Feedback

User Discussions

  • Allows users to leave and reply to public comments within Lessons, Questions, and the Discussions page.

  • Discussions are optional and can be turned on and off.

  • This section allows you to edit or remove existing discussions.

Content Validation

  • Validate your html content which allows you to detect broken links, missing files and syntax issues. To learn more about content validation click here.

  • Contains feedback generated by our platform, not by users of the WebApp.

Structure Validation

  • Reveals issues with the structure of a course. 

  • Serves as a helpful, final check to your course before it goes live to learners. 

Content Styles

  • Make global design changes to your course content style by writing custom CSS in the panel. 

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