Note: Step Four will discuss the testing stage. We recommend testing courses in the LMS environment that is most convenient for you.
If you have a pre-production, demo, QA, staging, or sandbox environment, the courses can be loaded and tested there. If you simply have a production LMS environment, the courses can be loaded and tested there.
Prepare course packages to upload
Once you've downloaded your List, find the .zip file in your computer's downloads. It will be titled with the date of download, like this:
We recommend that you work with your LMS contacts to identify the most effective way to upload course packages to your LMS. Most LMSes typically allow the uploading of a single course or the uploading of multiple courses in bulk.
Unzip the downloaded file to access the individual course .zip files, a ReadMe file, and a metadata file.
Once the parent .zip file has been unzipped, the resulting folder will include all of the individual course packages that were selected to download, titled by a unique identifier (for example: 1a26c1ac-05d1-6aa4-4d3d-5e405d46222e), a ReadMe file, and a .csv file of the metadata for each course.
The Metadata_File will include the unique identifiers in the first column, which will match the individual .zip file names and line up with course titles and other metadata.
Upload course packages
The steps to upload course packages to your LMS will vary based on your LMS. We recommend that you reach out to your LMS contacts for best practices as needed.
Upload metadata (optional)
The process for uploading metadata will also vary based on your LMS, and not all LMSes support every metadata field that OpenSesame offers. We recommend that you reach out to your LMS contacts for best practices as needed.
Organize courses in your LMS
We recommend creating a separate library, learning path, playlist, curricula, etc., for these courses. (The types and names of content-organization tools vary from LMS to LMS.) This will make them easy to find, assign, and eventually remove after the free-license period ends, 45 days after first opting in.
Once course packages are uploaded to your LMS, the next step is to confirm that minimum system requirements are met.