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Tourism Academy Lesson Types: What They Are and How to Use Them

When it comes to creating an online course, choosing the right lesson types can make all the difference. The Tourism Academy | offers a variety of lesson types to choose from, each with its own unique features and benefits. In this article, we'll take a closer look at The Tourism Academy's lesson types and how to use them effectively.

Video Lessons

Video lessons are one of the most popular lesson types on The Tourism Academy. With this lesson type, you can easily upload video content to your course, either by uploading files or embedding videos from popular platforms like YouTube and Vimeo. You can also add captions and transcripts to your videos to make them more accessible to learners.

Text Lessons

Text lessons are a great way to provide written content to your learners. With The Tourism Academy's text editor, you can easily create and format text-based lessons, including headings, bullet points, and links. You can also include images and videos within your text lessons to provide additional context and engagement.


PDF Lessons

If you have existing PDF content, you can easily upload it to The Tourism Academy. Students will be able to access the PDF file from the Course Player - even if their local device can't open PDFs otherwise!

PDF lessons are great for:

  • Material that will be reviewed and revisited often during the course

  • Documents that have graphics and/or other design elements


Audio Lessons

Audio lessons are another popular option on The Tourism Academy. With this lesson type, you can easily upload audio content to your course, either by uploading files or embedding audio from popular platforms like SoundCloud. Audio lessons are great for learners who prefer to listen to content on-the-go or who have visual impairments.



Presentation lessons allow you to upload a whole presentation you've already made, or, add your own material slide by slide. Once your material is added, you will have the ability to either record audio to go with your presentation, or upload pre-recorded audio. If you regularly teach by presenting, this lesson type will allow you to add a whole online course! Just use The Tourism Academy's voice over recorder to add your lecture or explanation over each slide.


Webinars & Live Streams

Live Webinars are a great way to interact with students, run coaching sessions, and increase trust and visibility between you and your students.

The simplest way to get started is by using our Zoom integration, which you can check out in the Live Lessons with Zoom article.

If you are using another platform to host your own live session, simply share the link to your live session in a multimedia lesson and communicate to your students when they should be online to join you!


Download Lessons

Download lessons allow you to provide downloadable files to your learners. This can include anything from PDFs and worksheets to audio files and software downloads. Download lessons are a great way to provide additional resources and support to your learners.


Discussion Lessons

Increase course engagement by including Discussions in select lessons within your courses! With a collective comment thread, students (and you, the instructor) can see each other's responses, fostering greater engagement with each other and the course material overall.



Quizzes are a powerful tool for assessing learner progress and understanding. The Tourism Academy's quiz builder allows you to create custom quizzes with a variety of question types, including multiple choice, true/false, and short answer. You can also set passing grades and display feedback to learners.

Survey Lessons

Survey lessons allow you to collect feedback and insights from your learners. With The Tourism Academy's survey builder, you can create custom surveys with a variety of question types, including multiple choice, rating scales, and open-ended questions. You can also view survey results and use them to improve your course content and delivery.


Multimedia Lessons

Multimedia Lessons make sure your students stay within the course player while viewing materials that are hosted outside of The Tourism Academy. Multimedia lessons are particularly useful for combining a variety of learning resources, including:

  • Appointment booking tools lie Calendly and Google Calendar

  • Quizzes and surveys from other web-based applications 

  • Your own website, used to reinforce your prominence as a local resource 


By using a combination of these lesson types, you can create a rich and engaging learning experience for your learners. Whether you're creating a course for business training or personal development, The Tourism Academy's lesson types offer flexibility and customization options to suit your needs.

We hope this article has provided you with a better understanding of The Tourism Academy's lesson types and how to use them effectively. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.

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