The courses feature in a membership site is a templated structure for creating and releasing course content. The simple module/lesson structure makes it easy for you to create your course and publish your content into a format that is user friendly.
For example say you have a course or a membership program where you release new content on a weekly basis. You could set up each weeks content as a lesson, and then format your course to be lessons only. Then your participants can click on the week they want to view. You can also load the content in advance and have it publish on it's own by using the schedule option for publishing.
Or maybe you have an evergreen course where you want to release content at different times based on when the participants signs-up. You would be able to do this simply with both the mark as complete feature and with the auto-publish feature.
Each course is broken down into modules and the modules are broken into lessons which is where your course content will live. Lessons generally have a primary video followed by some written copy. You can then add additional videos, audio files, PDFs, basically anything file that exists in your media library.
You can also link worksheets from your content tab to a lesson. Here is our step by step by guide on worksheets
And when you are all done courses allows you to create and add quizzes to help students evaluate the information the have retained. Here is our step by step guide for creating quizzes in your course
1. Select a membership site you want to edit
2. Select the Subtab for courses
3. In the upper righthand corner select "Create a new course"
4. Fill in your course settings
5. Select the blue create course button