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Types of Course Element

In this chapter course authors learn in detail which course elements are available in OpenOlat courses and how to configure them. If you have not yet created a course, follow the instructions in the chapter "Creating courses" first.


All course elements have the tabs " Title and description " and "Layout ". In addition, there are certain tabs that are available throughout, depending on the technical course type. The tab "Learning path" only exists in courses with course design "Learning path". The tabs "Visibility" and "Access" only exist in courses with course design "Conventional course".

Course elements at a glance

Knowledge Transfer


Communication and Collaboration

as well as several Virtual classrooms

Administration and Organisation



Please note: In addition to the course elements, OpenOlat courses also offer other tools and learning resources that can be used to design courses. You will find information on this in the respective chapters.

Last update: 2024-05-14