Page 1 of 1 (6 items)
This post has 5 Replies | 1 Follower

Posts 3992
Forum MVP
PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 27 2020 12:37 PM

Next month, it will be four years since the Courses tool shipped in Logos 7. Yes

Over the years, there have been occasional questions about whether we could create our own courses. I suspect this already was on FL's list of Courses tool improvements, before the first user even asked for it.

I don't know if the Courses tool will be improved for Logos 9 (and I'm not asking anyone to spoil any surprises.)

But in the hope that we eventually will get this capability, is there any existing documentation that could be shared that would guide us in creating our own plans?

I've been wanting to assemble some material about Kabbalah, and if it could be organized or structured in a way that would be compatible with a Courses plan, that would be ideal (and save a great deal of time down the road).

Thanks for the Courses tool, and for all the Mobile Ed courses you've produced over the years!

Thanks to FL for including Carta and a Hebrew audio bible in Logos 9!

Posts 3992
Forum MVP
PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 30 2020 12:17 AM

PetahChristian:
in the hope that we eventually will get this capability, is there any existing documentation that could be shared that would guide us in creating our own plans?

Miles, have you seen this?

Thanks to FL for including Carta and a Hebrew audio bible in Logos 9!

Posts 406
LogosEmployee
Miles Custis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 4 2020 8:35 AM

The Courses Tool actually falls under the Logos development team, not Mobile Ed. I'll forward this thread to the relevant internal person. You could also post int he General or Logos 8 forums.

Posts 3992
Forum MVP
PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 4 2020 10:24 AM

Ok, thanks, Miles!

 I figured marking up a plain document in preparation for creating a course plan had more to do with production.

Thanks to FL for including Carta and a Hebrew audio bible in Logos 9!

Posts 462
LogosEmployee
Adam Borries (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 6 2020 11:42 AM

Thanks for raising the question, Petah. Yes, user-created courses is something we've always wanted to deliver, and we still hope to support at some point. It's going to take a fair bit of effort to get there from where we are today, though: right now, there's a fairly involved process to curate the readings and put them in a format that our data compiler can understand and the deliver to the Courses tool. It's not terribly technical (anyone who has edited a Wikipedia page could easily learn it), but we'd probably have to revise the entire model considerably to make it a user-friendly UI. That means that any documentation we have today likely wouldn't apply in the future. 

For now, that leaves you with a couple of options: 

  • Create a Custom Reading Plan. It's not quite the same as the Courses tool, but Custom plans allow you to create session-by-session readings from multiple resources; so you can approximate the same kind of topical study that are offered in Courses. You can also share a custom reading plan as public document, so any Logos user can get a copy and begin it on their schedule.  
  • Partner with Faithlife to become a Course plan contributor. Many of our topical courses were contributed by Logos users who we trained on the correct formatting, which we then shipped in the code. If that sounds interesting to you, I can connect you with the right people here at Faithlife. 

 

Adam Borries | Product Manager, Logos desktop application

Message me on Faithlife.com >>

Posts 3992
Forum MVP
PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 6 2020 2:13 PM

Good to know that user-created courses is something FL still hopes to support at some point.

Thanks for the reply, and the options.

Thanks to FL for including Carta and a Hebrew audio bible in Logos 9!

Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS