How do I create a coaching activity as a course?

If you are a Learning Author, Learning Administrator, or Company Administrator and you have the user privileges to create Coaching activities; you can create a coaching activity as a course. This will allow you to add an interactive element to a curriculum, and it's an excellent way to assess whether or not the participants can apply what they learned in your program.


To create a coaching activity as a course:

  1. Navigate to the Learning tab
  2. Select Create Course from the drop-down menu.
  3. On this page, select Create a Coaching Activity and click Submit.

There will be four tabs at the top of the page which will need to be completed. Please see below for further details on each tab:


  1. Add a title (required) and instructions
  2. Attach content if additional materials are required. 
    • Brainshark presentations may be attached; or individual files such as PPT, PDF, JPEG, DOC, PNG.
  3. Add participants (at least 1 is required) and reviewers.


Feedback and Grading:

  1. Select the Grading System for the activity. This may include a numerical grading scale, Pass/Fail, or None.
  2. Modify the Feedback Categories and associated percentages. The individual percentages will need to accumulate to 100 percent.

Automated Feedback:

  1. Click the toggle toward the top right to enable automated feedback.
  2. Select the language.
  3. Activity creators may decide to enable Advanced Feedback via the toggle below the language selections.
  4. Enter any Topic phrases you would like the participants to include or avoid.
  5. Enter any Metrics you wish to enable:
    • Rate of Speech
    • Number of Retries Allowed.
    • Filler Words Percentage.
    • Set Duration. 
    • Grade Level.


  1. Email Notifications:
    • Set whether email notifications will be sent to participants. 
    • Set whether the Reviewers will receive email to announce the activity or receive daily reminders.
  2. Leaderboards:
    • Select the toggle to the right of the Leaderboard section to enable the Leaderboard for the activity. '
    • Select whether Peer Feedback is permitted.
    • Select if the participant's Scores and Submissions will display on the Leaderboard.
    • Select if the Leaderboard should be visible to the participants prior to their own submission.
  3. Practice:
    • Check this box if you would like for participants to be able to share their takes with peers for feedback, prior to submission to the reviewer. 
  4. Submission Types:
    1. There are multiple options the activity creator may enable for their participants. These include:
      • Recording a video.
      • Uploading a video file.
      • Ability to create screen-recordings.
      • Document uploads.


When all your settings are established, click Save and Return to Course.

You are automatically brought to the Course Details page. From here, follow the regular process to create a course.

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