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What are courses and lessons

Learn more about courses and lessons in SafetyCulture Training feature to create engaging and interactive learning experiences.

What's a course?

In a typical world, a course is a set of classes or a plan of study on a particular subject, usually leading to an exam or qualification. A course in SafetyCulture is a structured series of engaging and interactive lessons. You can create and customize your own courses to be tailored to your organization or download pre-made courses from our course library.

View available courses in your organization via the web app.

What's a lesson?

A lesson is the actual content of a course. SafetyCulture Training offers different types of lessons to help you and your team curate the most engaging and interactive micro-learning experience. From a standard lesson with slides of texts, images, videos, quizzes, and games all the way to being able to assign a written task or even having a discussion with your team members. You can create a highly customizable lesson that suits you and your team's needs.

If you have SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) or AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee) packages from existing learning management systems, you can also import them as lesson slides to your courses.

Lesson types


The standard lesson type offers a wide range of slide templates to create fun and interactive learning experiences for your team.

  • Teach: Create visually appealing lessons with text, images, and videos. You can customize your slides' design, layout, and animation effects.

  • Quiz: Create different types of quizzes, such as multiple-choice, true or false, sentence builder, drag-to-match, and more. You can also add feedback to each question to provide learners with more information about the correct answer.

  • Engage: Create games, feedback, and a place where team members can collaborate by uploading their own ideas. These options can motivate your team members to complete the lesson and be more engaged in the lesson.

The standard lesson type offers a variety of slide templates that you can choose from to make your training more engaging. We recommend that you explore the slide templates and tailor each piece of content you want to deliver using images, videos, games, and more!


The discussion lesson type encourages your team members to exchange ideas, knowledge, and thoughts with their peers and administrators. In a discussion, you can post a question or topic related to the lesson and start an open discussion amongst your team members.

Please note that this lesson type is only available to organizations on the Premium Plan or Enterprise Plan.


The assignment lesson type is a great way to test or check if your members have absorbed all the relevant information throughout the course. You can prompt team members submit written tasks, which you can grade once submitted and share feedback with them as well.

Please note that this lesson type is only available to organizations on the Premium Plan or Enterprise Plan.


The practical lesson type is all about hands-on training and experience for your team members, which goes beyond traditional teaching methods. With immediate feedback and opportunities for improvement getting shared by the assessor, team members can track their progress toward mastery of the subject matter.

This lesson type is ideal for teaching a range of skills, from customer service to safety checks, and more to provide demonstration and a practical learning experience.


The meeting lesson type is a fantastic way to bring your team members together in-person or virtually to align, reflect, or have an open discussion about the course. You can also add a recording link after your meeting is complete, so team members who have missed out can watch and catch up on the meeting.

Interact with the meeting lesson type via the mobile app.

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