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How to Create a Course - For Course Admins


This article will walk you through the steps needed to create a course in the U.S. Cyber Range as a course admin. Please keep in mind that course admins have the ability to create courses directly and do not need to submit course requests in order to create a course.

If you would like to learn about how you can approve courses requested by instructors in the exercise area as a Cyber Range course admin, please see the article titled Course Approval.

Create a Course

  1. Click on the "Request new course creation" Button

    Please login to the U.S. Cyber Range and navigate to the Exercise Area. For more information on logging in, please see the article titled How to Login to the Cyber Range.

    To create a course, please click on the course request button located on the right side of the screen.

    Once in, you will want to click on the "Request new course creation" icon "+" to begin creating a new course.

  2. Next, please click on the "course info" icon, located on the top left corner, and fill out the course form

    Please fill out all the fields in the pop-up box shown below. The course name and description are what your students will see once you've enrolled them. Please set the course's expiration date to shortly after the conclusion of the course; your organization will continue to be charged until the course is expired.

    The course info form consists of a course name, description, school or business unit, and start and expiration dates.

  3. Select an Instructor for the course

    Please click on the instructor icon to set an instructor for the course. You may set yourself as the instructor, select an existing instructor, or invite a new instructor to the course.

    The instructor icon is located on the left-hand side of the create course form.

  4. Review advanced settings for your course

    Please click on the advanced settings icon to adjust the invitation email subject line, body, and add email variables.

    The advanced settings icon is located on the left-hand side of the create course form.

  5. Create the Course

    Once you are finished filling out the course form, please click on the "CONFIRM" button, located on the bottom right, to create the course.

    The confirm button is located in the bottom-right of the create course form.

  6. You should now be able to access your course from your exercise area homepage.

Default Course Expiration Dates

To reduce your costs we strongly recommend you set course expiration dates. Once your course expires, all enrollments and environments are deleted and no further costs are incurred by your organization. Below are the default end dates for courses based on when the course is created:

Course Created In Default End Date
January May 15th
February May 15th
March May 15th
April May 15th
May Aug 15th
June Aug 15th
July Aug 15th
August Dec 15th
September Dec 15th
October Dec 15th
November Dec 15th
December 1st - 14th Dec 15th
December 15th - 31st May 15th of next year


While you can extend a course beyond the default end date, you cannot extend a course past your organization's plan end date. If you are unsure of your organization's plan end date, please contact your organization admin. Please see How do you change a course expiration date? for more information.

Have a Question? Contact Support

We're here to help you. If you still have questions after reviewing the information above, please feel free to submit a ticket with our Support Team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.