How to Create an Online Course


With ProProfs Training Maker, you can easily create an online course and launch it quickly. The LMS has everything you need to make a valuable course for your end-users.


Talking about online course creation, ProProfs Training Maker lets you create delightful online courses in two ways:

  1. You can create an online course from scratch, or

  2. You can use one of our highly customizable templates that suit your requirements.


ProProfs also offers a library of 100+ professionally designed and ready-to-use courses on various subjects, such as safety & compliance, employee skills, leadership & management, and sexual harassment. You can use these pre-designed courses or customize them based on your training requirements.


As a user of ProProfs Training Maker, you can also build and sell your courses using ProProfs’ eCommerce platform.

Watch this video guide on how to create an online course in 5 minutes:



or continue to learn step-by-step.



Benefits of creating an online course:

  • Offer a 360-degree learning solution to your users

  • Train employees across organizations, from anywhere, anytime

  • Test knowledge retention using built-in assessments


Here’s how to create an online course in six easy steps:


You can create a course from scratch, create one using a template, or use one of our professionally designed courses. This article will teach us how to create a course from scratch.


Step 1: On your ProProfs Training Maker dashboard, click ‘Create a Course.

On the dashboard, you will find all the courses you have created.


Creating an online course



  • Next, click ‘Create From Scratch


Creating a new course from scratch


Step 2: Edit the Course Cover


The course cover editor opens, as shown below.


ProProfs Training Maker Preview


Here, you can customize the course cover. There are two broad settings on the left panel: ‘Header’ & ‘General.


From the header dropdown menu, you can edit the following:


  • Cover Image: Add a cover image to your new online course


  • Brightness: Set the brightness for better readability


  • Course Title, Subtitle, and Short Description: Add a title, subtitle (if any), and a short description to your new course. You can change the text color as well.


Customizing Course Cover


  • Button Text: You can edit the button text. Like, replace ‘Start’ with ‘Let’s Begin.’ Also, you can change the button color.


  • Banner Thumbnail and Banner Alignment: You can choose to add a banner thumbnail by clicking on ‘Upload.


Customizing Course Cover


Select an image from our library or upload your own. You can also set the alignment of the thumbnail.


Customizing Course Cover


From the General dropdown menu, you can:


Choose to show/hide the following:


  • Description: Add a course description to let users quickly understand the topic.


  • Course Objectives: Mention the course’s objectives crisply and concisely to let users know how it will benefit them.


  • About the Instructor: Introduce the course instructor by mentioning a few lines to connect with users.


  • Table of Contents: Show the course content in an organized and easy-to-understand manner.


  • FAQs related to the course: Provide answers to the most common questions users may have related to the course.



Customizing General Settings



Customizing General Settings



Once you enable the settings on the left, those options will appear on the right side, ready to be edited.


Step 3: Preview the Course Cover


Use the ‘Preview’ button to look at the changes, or you can click Done to go back to the editor.


Previewing & Saving the Course


Step 4: Add/Edit the Course Elements


Here’s what the editor looks like,


Course Builder


You can perform the following operations here:


Customizing Course


  • Add New: You can add a new chapter, page, quiz, survey, poll, flashcard, external files as a resource, or even import a course using the respective options.


  • Edit Chapter and Add Media: You can edit the chapter name and click on ‘Change Media’ to add/upload media files such as an image, video, document, or spreadsheet.


  • Layout: You can change your chapter’s design by combining the media and its associated paragraph by choosing different formats.


  • Add Audio: Click on the Three Dots Menu or the Kebab Menu Icon to add an audio file. Learn more.


Adding Audio File


Step 5: Preview the Course Elements


  • After adding/editing the course elements, you can preview the course using the ‘Preview’ button.


Previewing the course


Here’s what the preview looks like:


Course Preview


  • After finishing the preview, click Done to save your course and return to the ProProfs Training Maker dashboard.


Saving the course


You can see and access all your courses from the dashboard.


Dashboard View


Now that you have successfully created a new online course, you can learn about other features of the training maker.



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