A course consists of series of videos, slides, and different types of exercises. A typical premium course combines brief video lectures with hands-on coding exercises.
Creating a Course
To create a new course, click the "Add Course +" button. The following dialog will appear:
DataCamp for Teachers - Create Course dialog
Give your course a
name and specify the technology it will use (one of R, Python, SQL, or Shell). Names must be all lower-case with dashes instead of spaces, such as
best-course. When you are done, click "Create".
Creating the course can take a few moments.
Once the course has been created it will appear in your Dashboard:
DataCamp for Teachers - Course dashboard
Congratulations–you just created your first course!
What Just Happened?
Here's what happened behind the scenes when you clicked "Create":
- DataCamp created a course populated with scaffolded exercises and information.
- The course was uploaded to your Github account in a new repository named
best-course. (You can check this by going to your account on GitHub and looking for that repository.)
You can now learn about: