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How to Build a Module

A quick guide on how to build a good module in Opus.

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Written by Sara Delgado
Updated over a week ago

A module in Opus is a combination of various forms of content which, when completed, help a learner achieve training or mastery on a specific topic. Here's how to create a module with courses, resources, and check-ins that will ensure your learners retain the information they need.

What should be in a module?

Every module in Opus should include a cover image and description and at least one course, resource, or check-in. Following this formula ensures knowledge retention and a holistic (and fun!) experience for your learners. Here's what you need to know about each component to create a good module.


Courses are the actual presentation or teaching component of a module. Courses typically are made of “course breaks” (intro), “teaching screens” (text) and “quiz screens” (question type).

  • The average course takes 3-5 minutes to complete, which translates into about 15-20 screens and 1-3 quiz questions

    • Including at least 1 quiz question to break up lessons can help drive knowledge retention throughout the module

  • Include a title screen that outlines what the lesson will be about - agenda with bullets or paragraph summary or EWBAT (Employee Will Be Able To…)

  • Include media (gif's, images, and videos) to compliment the text on the screen

    • Adding videos, images, and gif's that compliment the text on the screen can help keep learners engaged and infuse your brand into your training.


Resources in Opus can be any company assets (PDFs, job aids, videos) that are uploaded into Opus and shared with employees. They can be added to any course or module.

Resources should contain training content that’s already discussed in the module. It should be supplemental to that training and a resource for the trainee to keep once the module has been completed. For example, training for a new menu should be broken down in the module itself.

Accepted File Types

  • PDF

  • PNG / JPG

  • MP4

  • Link


Check-ins allow you to assess learners in-person once they've completed their training in the app. Here's are a few things to keep in mind when creating a check-in:

  • Must be actionable, i.e., the learner can talk about or act the learning outcome in front of a manager in order to be graded on it.


As you continue to build out your module, you can organize courses, resources, and check-ins into sections with rules so that training has to be completed in order or over a set period of time. Sections can help you organize your modules so that they ensure a streamlined, consistent experience for the learner.

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