Within the admin area of Curatr, administrators can set some organisation-wide settings such as images, welcome and public registration messages, and game settings.
Note: Any organisation level settings are default settings, but will be overwritten by lower-level settings of the same type. e.g. user language settings will overwrite the organisation default language for that specific user, or organisation default course images will be overwritten by course specific images.
Admin Area > Settings
In the main settings area you will find options to edit the name, language, welcome message and enable/disable public registrations.
The organisation language setting is the default language that is used throughout the organisation's Curatr, unless the language is superceded by specific language settings.
One such setting might be when a user set's their profile language to another language, which will then translate Curatr, for them only, into whichever language they specified.
The welcome message is the main set of block of text that users see on the home page upon logging into your Curatr. This can be set as simple text introductions or contain embeded videos and images that can be used to help define your organisation and what how you want users to learn when using Curatr.
This area can be enabled and disabled if you want users to be able to register to your Curatr organisation without their details being set up by an admin.
They can then do this by selecting the "New here?" link underneath the login fields which will then take the user to a seperate page where they will be asked to enter the following details before being allowed to register.
- First Name
- Last Name
- Group (Optional)
Note: Just because your Curatr allows Public Registration, this doesn’t automatically give users the right to view each course within your organisation. On a course-by-course basis, you can elect to allow users to self-enrol to the course, or to deny this privilege.
Default Game Settings
In the organisation settings you can set some course gamification settings that will be used by default when you create a new course unless you specify them otherwise. These include:
- XP gained from viewing an object.
- Enabling/disabling commenting.
- XP gained from commenting on an object.
- XP gained from contributing content.
- The time required viewing an object before you are rewarded XP.
To learn more about game settings, visit our article here.
Image and Theme Settings
Curatr offers you the ability to brand a number of areas of the user interface. From Organisation settings you can set your main organisation images such as your banner, logo, background and login image. You can also set your default course and user images which can then be changed individually for each course and user.
Furthermore, you can also adjust the colour scheme that is used throughout your Curatr experience in the Theming area. Here you can change the primary, secondary and tertiary colours which are used for object headers, button colours and more.
For more information on how to brand your Curatr, click here.
Open Badges are a great way of granting users an easily verifiable digital award that they can take with them when they complete a course. This can be used in their learning profiles as detailed evidence of what they learned, when they learned it and whom their awarding body was.
Badges work in a similar way to a certificate, but with a smaller footprint and are much more visually identifiable, especially at a glance.
If you are planning to award Open Badges, the Award Issuer URL should be entered.
If this field is left blank then it will default to http://curatr3.com, however if you wish to change it to your own unique issuer URL then you should type it into the field below.
By allowing Linked Groups within your organisation, you can automatically enrol users to the courses that their group is linked to. This is a good way of quickly enroling new users when they are added to a group.
Note: Removing a Linked Group from a course or a user from a group does not remove them from courses they were enroled on.
This option is particularly useful when used with the Public Registration feature, allowing you to set new users with content from the second they create an account. For example, a group admin could link a group with introductory courses to get people started in Curatr, then new users that are registering an account can select this group, automatically enroling to those courses the group is linked to.
To learn more about linked courses, visit the article here.
Terms and Conditions
Your organisations terms and conditions can be set in the the last tab in your organisation settings. If you have content in your Terms and Conditions, this will be visible to users in their user dropdown menu in the top right corner of the page.
Additionally you can choose to enable or disable whether your users have to accept your Terms and Conditions before they can use Curatr. This will appear to users as soon as they log into Curatr, or if they are already using Curatr when this is enabled, the next time they visit another page or refresh the page they are on.
Finally, whenever your terms and conditions are updated (and requiring users to accept your terms and conditions is enabled), users will be prompted to to read and accept them again before they can continue using Curatr, whether they are just logging in or they are logged in already.