Create your own courses

How to create your own content with eSquirrel free of charge & without ads

The courses you write will only be visible to you (including up to 4 other authors) and your students. You would like to publish your content as well? Get in touch!

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Instructions – step by step

Anmeldung

Sign in or create an account

  • On the eSquirrel homepage,  click on:
  • If you don’t have an eSquirrel account yet, you can create one in the bottom right corner under “Create Account”.
  • After entering your data, you will receive a confirmation message by e-mail (if you have registered with an e-mail address) or by SMS (if you have registered with your phone number). Click on the link sent to you to complete the registration.
    You can then simply log in with your access data.
AutorInnen-Tool

Switch to the author’s tool

  • Click on “Author” in the upper left corner
  • There you will see all  your created courses
  •  In the author’s tool you can create a new eSquirrel course by clicking the button “+ New Course”
Kurs-erstellen

Create chapters

  • You can now enter the following general information about the course
    • Name
    • Publisher/Author
    • Description
    • Cover
  • Create chapters in the next step (here you can also assign colors)
  • Then click on the chapter names to edit the respective chapters
Quests-erstellen

Create quests

In jedem Kapitel haben Sie nun die Möglichkeit Quests zu erstellen. Quests können jeweils bis zu 10 Fragen umfassen. Geben Sie den Namen der Quest im Eingabefeld „Name der Quest“ ein und bestätigen Sie diesen mit der Enter-Taste oder einem Mausklick auf das Plus. In every chapter you now have the possibility to create quests. Quests can contain up to 10 questions each. Enter the name of the quest in the input field “Quest name” and click Enter or the plus button.

Fragestellungen

Create questions

To create a quest, click on the quest title. Choose from eight question formats and enter the question, correct answers and wrong answers. The 8 different question formats enable learners to acquire sustainable skills.

  • Multiple Choice
  • Sorting out
  • True or false
  • Filling gaps
  • Find pair of gaps
  • Assign pairs
  • Half-open questions
  • Open questions
Kurs-erstellen

Try out & publish quests and questions on your smartphone

To do so, click “Preview” under the table of content of your course. To test the course, download the eSquirrel app to your smartphone and log in with the same login information.

When you are satisfied with the course, click “Share”. Then you can use it to teach in the teacher’s portal.

Once you have shared your course, you cannot delete or move previously created Chapters & Quests. But you can overwrite them or fill them with other questions.

Do you have any further questions?

You can also print out our guide: Guidelines.pdf 

If you have technical or content-related questions, please write to us at: [email protected]