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A lesson is a bundle of resources collected from ELTbase or elsewhere on the Internet that you can save for future reference and organize into a course if you wish.


Creating lessons

Click the 'New lesson' icon and give your lesson a title.

Give it a number if you want the option of ordering your lessons in a particular way - if, for example, they are going to form part of a course. Alternatively, you can leave this blank - you can always add a number later.

The 'Aims' and 'Notes' boxes are optional. Add any text you like. 'Aims' is limited to 255 characters, or around 50 words; 'Notes' can accept several thousand words.

Click 'create' and then 'view lesson'.
You are now ready to start adding resources to your lesson.


Adding resources from ELTbase

You can add resources from ELTbase directly to your lesson (in the same way as you can add resources to a lesson - see adding sessions

Click the 'start adding' button. You will see a red tab appear at the very top of the page displaying the name of the lesson.

Use the main ELTbase navigation bar at the top of the page to locate resources that you want to add to this lesson. You will notice that most items - book units, worksheets, quizzes etc. now have checkboxes next to them. Check as many items as you want to add and click the 'Add to lesson' button at the bottom of the page to add the items to the lesson. You must click the 'Add lesson' button every time you want to add resources.

To return to the lesson at any time, click the red tab at the top of the page.

When you have finished adding resources from ELTbase, return to the lesson and click 'stop adding'.

Note You can only add resources to one lesson (or web page session) at a time, so you will not be able to start adding to another lesson (or web page session) until you have done this.


Editing the lesson title, number, notes and aims

Click the 'Edit' link in the top right corner of the lesson. (You can also go directly to the lesson from the lesson list on your main user page or the lesson list page.) Make whatever changes you want and click 'submit changes'.


Removing resources from a lesson

Click the 'Edit' link in the top right corner of the lesson.To remove resources, check the boxes of any items you want to remove and click 'submit changes'.


Deleting a lesson

Go to the lesson list by clicking the 'lessons' icon in the user navigation bar.
Check the box(es) next to the lesson(s) you want to delete. Go to the drop-down menu at the bottom of the list marked 'with selected' and choose 'delete lesson permanently'. Click 'go'.

You will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the lesson.

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