Creating Leanpub Courses (The Course)
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Creating Leanpub Courses

Learn how to create Leanpub courses writing questions and answers in plain text files

Course Info

This course includes 1 attempt.

In this Leanpub course you'll learn how to write Leanpub courses in plain text.

You'll also get examples of how to do every single thing you can do in a Leanpub course, so you can copy and paste them into your own course and then modify them for your own purposes.

You can download a zip file with the complete manuscript folder from which this course is generated by clicking here.

If you have any feedback or suggestions please email us at or join the forum for this course!


Course Material

  • Introduction
  • All The Things
  • Writing Courses in Plain Text Using Markua
  • Feedback
  • Course Structure
  • Course Content
  • Exercises
  • Quizzes
  • Grades
  • Certificates
  • Course Book Files
  • Types of Questions and Answers
  • Writing Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Questions with Short Typed Answers
  • Questions with Lengthy Written Answers
  • Creating A Simple Quiz or Exercise
  • Beginning and Ending a Quiz
  • Writing Questions
  • Writing Answers
  • Example of a Basic Quiz
  • Creating Course, Quiz and Exercise Content
  • Chapter Headings
  • Images
  • Embedding Videos
  • Parameters
  • Quiz & Exercise Parameters
  • Number of Attempts
  • Case-Sensitive Answers
  • Quiz Points
  • Random Choice Order
  • Random Question Order
  • “Start At” Number
  • Showing the Answers
  • Time Limits
  • Auto-Submit
  • Use Result
  • Version
  • Marking Quizzes and Exercises via an API
  • Question Parameters
  • Setting Question Points
  • Random Choice Order
  • Case-Sensitive Answers
  • Word, Line and Page Limits
  • Multiple Correct Typed Answers
  • Showing Lengthy Written Answer Notes to Instructors
  • Question Alternates
  • Global or Default Parameters
  • Notes to Course Creators and Instructors
  • 1) “Comment Out” a Line in Your Manuscript
  • 2) Exclude from Course
  • Previewing and Publishing A Course
  • Example Quizzes
  • Fun Cat Facts Quizzes: Introduction
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    Fun Cat Facts: Quiz #13 attempts allowed
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    Fun Cat Facts: Quiz #22 attempts allowed
  • icon/quiz Created with Sketch.
    Fun Cat Facts: Quiz #31 attempt allowed
  • icon/quiz Created with Sketch.
    Fun Cat Facts: Quiz #41 attempt allowed
  • icon/quiz Created with Sketch.
    Fun Cat Facts: Quiz #51 attempt allowed


    • Len is a Leanpub co-founder. He likes cats.


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