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Common Concepts & Terminology

Get familiar with Learnster's terminology and common concepts.

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Written by Eric Björn
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As any system, Learnster uses a number of common concepts and terminology. If you get familiar with these, it gets a bit easier to understand how things work💡

Check out the list below to understand the most common concepts and terms in Learnster:


The timeline is the "wall" where your structure all your course content including blocks, topics, and pages.


A Block is where you add Topics and Pages. There are three types of blocks:

  • Scheduled: for course days and dates (scheduled/classroom courses)

  • Unscheduled: for course activities with or without deadlines (online self-study material)

  • Prework: preparatory activities prior to the course start

You can have multiple Blocks within one course and mix your content between Scheduled Activities (classroom) and Unscheduled Activities (online).

Learn how to create new blocks here.


Topics are groups of Pages within a Block and you can have several topics within the same block. In the example above the topic is the name of a group of pages, “The Entrepreneurial Mindset”. Topics are optional.


Pages are where you add the course content. You simply drag-and-drop activity types to the page, for example videos, text, images, links, interactions, etc or a mixture of different activity types.


Contents are course materials e.g. videos, documents, links, interactions, quizzes, etc., published in a Page.

Parent/Children course

Parent is the main course. Children are similar courses with different start/end dates (classroom) or deadlines (online). For example, Gothenburg and Stockholm are two similar courses but are conducted at two different locations and dates. Both are children to the parent “Onboarding for New Employees” and share the same course information and settings. However, they can have different timelines and course outlines.

A course with a single child, single course occurrence (often online courses) will be shown as the parent only without children.

Learn more about Parent and Child courses here.


Tags are used to group users (often Learners) and courses. It’s an effective way to assign courses.

Learn more about tags here.


In the Library you can store and reuse your content.

Learn more about the Library here.

Course card

Courses are presented as course cards in the Learnster U main view. When you click on a course card the course page opens and you will find course information, course activities and course evaluation.


The Learner is a course participant.

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