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This online course host site (currently in beta) is a new way for anyone to easily create interactive online courses. The first five courses are free. No coding is required. Based in San Francisco.
EdTech online magazine writes, "Versal is an intriguing new platform. Its major strengths are a sleek, intuitive user interface and a robust drag-and-drop functionality. Sign up for free and then build a course that includes mathematical expressions, image drill-downs, and many more widgets….Users can also embed their published courses on other websites, such as personal blogs.
Versal can't fairly be called a MOOC platform because it lacks certain MOOC elements. In particular, there currently is no forum or discussion functionality. Instead, it can be thought of as a strong tutorial platform.
Versal is most suited to individuals who want to quickly build sleek tutorials—for example, a teacher who builds an assignment for his students or a musician who builds a short course on music theory and posts it on her/his blog….The company is planning to develop some of the features that [it] currently lacks."
The comprehensive step-by-step guide includes: