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Adding Lesson Content in BluePrint
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Once you've created categories and subcategories, you can begin to create lessons. Every lesson belongs to both one subcategory and its parent category. You can add your lessons to lesson categories once you finish building.

Lessons Overview

Key Terms and Definitions

Connections - Allows you to connect questions to lessons

Creating a New Lesson (Manually)

Once you've created categories and subcategories, you can begin to create lessons. Every lesson belongs to both a subcategory and its parent category. If you prefer to add one lesson at a time, you will want to use this workflow. Otherwise, if you know how your course will be structured, you can use the lesson outline to begin organizing your lessons. 


Once logged into BluePrint and working within a Course, to manually create a lesson:

  1. Expand Lesson Outline in the left navigation.

  2. Click on Lessons.

  3. Click on New Lesson on the top-right.


When building a new lesson, there are many options within the builder. Use the chart below to understand each of these sections:





Enter the name of your lesson 

Titling should align with the objectives and content within your lesson.

Adaptive Study Category

This applies to an Adaptive Study Plan and not Lesson Categories so you can skip this section when building a course.

To learn more about Adaptive Study Plans, click here

Reading Content

The reading content editor is an interactive tool that allows you to build the lesson content for your learners within BluePrint. It’s similar to using a word processor.

If you prefer, you can also upload an HTML content file or use the Wiris editor to write a math course for BluePrint. For more information, click here.


Pre-recorded audio or videos that align with your lesson.

This is a great way to add audio instructions to your lessons for auditory learners or additional needs.

Hide Confidence Level This will hide the “Rate Your Confidence” box for this lesson and the Confidence Level will be set to “Complete.”

Depending on your lesson content, you may not need learners to indicate their Confidence Level in order to complete a lesson (e.g. bibliography, resources). If so, select this checkbox so that it won’t be required.


If the feature access “Hide Confidence Levels on all lessons” is ON, the checkbox will not be displayed.


This section is required. If categories were created prior to creating a lesson, you can select an available category.


You can also create a new parent and child category by clicking on Add A New Category.

Make sure you have your lessons connected to the correct categories. Once learners have accessed your course, reassigning, adding, or removing categories can affect learners’ overall course progress and Study Plans.


Editing Lessons 

There are two ways to edit lessons within the Lesson Outline Section: 

  • Lessons Categories > Click the pencil icon under Actions

  • Lessons > Click the pencil icon under Actions

Note: Clicking the pencil icon to edit the “Lesson Outlines” will allow you to edit the Lesson Category. You can also view a lesson page by clicking the eye icon on the right in Lesson Outlines.


In edit mode, you can (from left to right):

Row 1: Create your own div container with inline styles; Cut, Paste, Undo, Redo; Find, Replace, Select all.


Row 2: Format text using Bold, Italics, Underlining, Strikethroughs, Subscripts, Superscript, and Undo Format; Number, Bold, Indent, and Position text in your lesson; Link or Unlink text to external sites; Add an Image or Multimedia; Upload External Documents, Insert Horizontal Lines for Page Breaks, and Insert Special Characters. 


Row 3: Choose Formatting Styles; Paragraph Format with Headers; Select Font Size; Maximize, Show Blocks; Use Pre-Existing Templates to Display your Content; Insert Answer Choices Template, Tables, Examples, Expander Widget, Popovers, Carousel, Content Reference Links; Insert Math Symbols and Math Solution Tables.



  • We recommend using Heading 3 for styling your content headers for optimal display, then Heading 4 and beyond for subheadings.

  • Save frequently at the top or bottom of your page by clicking Update Lesson and wait for the green notification at the top. Your work is not automatically saved as you progress, so saving is important.

  • You can also click on Delete at the top to remove a lesson from the course.

Content Reference Links

If you'd like to point learners to other content within your course directly from a lesson, you can use Content Reference Links.

  1. Click on the Insert Content Reference Link button.
  2. Type in the text you'd like to display for the link, select a link type (lesson, practice question, or exam), and select the link reference.
  3. Click OK to create your link.

Previewing Lessons

Every lesson page has a Preview tab:

  • Mimics what the learner will see after a build.

  • Currently, Preview WebApp shows how content will appear on the WebApp.

  • You should preview on a desktop device and not your phone or tablet for best results.

For additional assistance with creating custom content, submit a ticket to our Support Team who will gladly connect you with our Professional Services team!

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