Lesson Templates
How to create different types of Lesson templates
A Lesson Template is a lesson that is available for copying, but cannot be assigned directly to classes.

Create a New Template

Click the Create link in the Lessons section to select options for a new lesson template. The process to create a new template is the same as creating a new lesson, SIMnet exam or test bank exam.
Create a lesson template

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Select Lesson Template

Expand the Type menu, and select Lesson Template.

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Enter a title

Type a name for the template in the Title box.

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Select content type

Click a radio button to select SIMnet content for Microsoft 2016 applications or Microsoft 2019. You can only add content from one or the other, and choosing here determines which you will be adding from in the next step

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Save and continue

Click the Next button to save the lesson template and continue to the next page.

Create a Lesson from a Template

Templates are available to all instructors who have permission to create lessons and exams from templates (all instructors except Assistants). Once an instructor creates a lesson from a template, the instructor is the "owner" of the lesson and can edit it based on the rights and privileges assigned to that instructor's role. Full Instructors can change the skills or the preferences in the lesson. Limited Instructors can only assign the lesson and change the restrictions associated with the assignment.
Select Copy to Lesson from the Actions Menu

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Click Templates

To create a lesson from a template, click the Templates link in the Lessons section.

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Select Copy to Lesson

Expand the Actions Menu for the template you want to want to use and select Copy to Lesson.
Type a lesson title

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Type a title

On the next screen, SIMnet automatically creates a lesson title for you or you can type your own.

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Continue to the next step

Click the Next button to continue.
Skills are automatically populated from the template

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Add skills to the lesson

SIMnet automatically populates the skills for you, but you can add or remove skills or change the preferences if you have a Full Instructor account.

Create a Template from an Existing Lesson

When you create a template using an existing lesson as the basis for the template, SIMnet will automatically populate the list of assigned skills for you.
Select Copy from Template from the Actions Menu

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Search for a lesson

Navigate to the Lessons section to search for the lesson you want to use as the basis for the template.

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Select Copy to Template

From the Lessons list, expand the Actions Menu for the lesson you want to use and select Copy to Template.
Type a Lesson title

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Type a title

SIMnet automatically creates a title for you or you can type your own.

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Continue to the next step

Click the Next button to continue.
Skills are automatically populated from the lesson

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Add skills to the template

SIMnet automatically opens the Skills list. Notice the Assigned Skills list is populated for you. You can add skills just as you would for a new lesson.
Note: From the Create Template page, you can expand the Actions Menu and create a lesson or exam based on the template. You can even create corresponding learning materials (for example, an exam and a practice exam based on the tasks in a lesson template).
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