Whenever you add a course to Elentra, you add basic course information to the database and users will be able to see a simple course page for each course. You can optionally create a more robust online course community for learners and faculty by creating a course website using Elentra's Communities Module. The course website will replace the basic course page accessed from the Courses tab and functions like an online syllabus.
Here is how a course without a website will appear to users:
Here is how a course with a website will appear to users:
Note that the course website relies on a templated set of pages (e.g., background, calendar, prerequisites, etc.). The template shown and described below comes with stock Elentra but if your organization requires a different template, or you want different templates for different courses (e.g., clinical and nonclinical), that is customization work that can be done.
Use this option to hide program coordinators from the course website.
Use this option to control whether or not users viewing files on a Documents page can see previous file versions.
Control whether or not learners enrolled in a course will automatically be added to a course website.
Use this option to disable the ability of non-medtech users to invite guests to a community.
Use this option to automatically provision all faculty associated with a course as administrators of the corresponding course website.