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Getting Started with the Authoring Tool
This topic describes the tools you use to build an Xen course, and how to view your courses.

What is the Authoring Tool?

The Authoring Tool is the Content Management System you use to build your courses.

You use it to create and manage a course's structure, and then add problems, videos, and other resources for learners.

With the Authoring Tool, you can also manage the course schedule, identify members of the course team, set the grading policy, publish your course, and more.

You use it directly through your browser. You do not need any additional software.

What is the Learning Portal?

The Learning Portal is the web-based LMS where you learners the courses you have created in teh Authoring Tool
If you have not created a course, see Creating a New Course.

1. In the Authoring Tool, locate your course on your dashboard and open your course.

2. On the Course Outline page, select View Live.

Your course enrolment page opens in a new browser tab.

3. Select Enroll to enrol in your course. After you enrol in your course, it opens in the Learning Portal.

To continue working on your course, return to the browser tab that shows teh Authoring Tool, or select "Edit page".
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