Congratulations! Your DataCamp Course is complete and ready to be sent out into the world for millions of users across the globe. Now what?
As the Instructor of your course, it is YOUR responsibility to perform ongoing maintenance to make sure that any issues are addressed. This article will serve as your introduction to everything you need to know about course maintenance and content quality.
Responsible For Fixing:
- Redoing exercise questions, including: rewording questions, changing question types, redoing code scaffolding
- Updating packages
- Redoing Slide designs
- Rewriting hints
Content Quality Team
- Video related issues
- SCTs (Submission Correctness Tests)
- Offer advice on how to best rewrite hints and exercises
Actively reviewing the feedback and course metrics through the Course Dashboard and Diff Viewer for any issues to be addressed or corrected. These issues can range from simple typos to rewriting course exercises and instructions.
Instructors should aim to check up on their course once a month, or at least once a quarter. Think of maintenance like house cleaning - it’s a lot easier to do a little bit every so often than have to do a lot every once in a while!
Use the Course Dashboard metrics provided for you by DataCamp, including average rating, chapter ratings, feedback, and the differences between learner submissions and the correct answer to determine which exercises require updating or correcting. Then use Github to open a new branch, create your edits, and submit to the Content Quality Team for review and upload.
Well maintained courses receive not only higher ratings, but also more course completions, which means more revshare for you! A constantly updated and maintained course can also mean staying up to date on relevant software packages and features which may change over time - this means that your course will stay live on the DataCamp site instead of being archived or remade.
See our section on “Interpreting the Course Dashboard” for more in depth information.