Lesson Settings

There are two types of settings associated with lessons:

Individual Lesson Settings

Get to the lesson’s settings by clicking the the Settings at icon at the top lefthand corner of the lesson content page.

(Click the Settings icon again to return to the lesson content page.)

The individual lesson settings are:


Assign the lesson to unit. This setting is required and defaults to the unit in the outline where you clicked + Add Lesson, but you can change it here.

Question Scoring

Lessons can contain questions. You may want questions that appear in lessons not to be scored; they are intended to encourage thinking and provide feedback rather than assess what students have learned.

  • Questions only give feedback - students will only see feedback on their answers
  • Questions are scored - students will see feedback and a score

Text Version URL

If your lesson content contains video, you can provide a text version for students who cannot view the video or who would like to read the text.

The text version must be HTML. You can have two options:

  • upload HTML of the text and provide the internal link
  • provide the link to an external site

If linking to an external site, be sure to include http:// or https:// at the beginning of the URL.


If checked, the lesson will be sequentially numbered in the syllabus. Uncheck this box to show the lesson by its title only.

An un-numbered lesson can present an activity that reinforces what was taught in a previous lesson. Activities can be questions to be answered, directions to post in the forums, or other supplemental material.

Allow Progress Override

Turn this setting on to make it easier to debug the student progress tracking feature.

If checked, users of the manual progress REST API can override the automatic progress tracking and manually mark a lesson as complete.

Course-Level Settings

To see the course-level lessons settings, go to Settings > Units & lessons.

Learn about course-level unit & lesson settings.