Meet the Sensei Content Hierarchy

Before fully diving into the creation of your Sensei course, it’s useful to understand the Sensei content hierarchy and the way Sensei is structured.

You can create your course starting from a single lesson, or from the course and then lessons, modules, etc. Whatever way you’re going to take to put together your course, it’s important to know how Sensei’s main pages are structured.


Courses and Lessons

The main content hierarchy in Sensei is Courses > Lessons.

A course is a collection of lessons; each course can contain any number of lessons, and each lesson can belong only to a single course.

Courses can also be organized into Course Categories. A course can belong to any number of categories.

See Create Courses on Sensei and Create Lessons on Sensei for more information.


Modules add another level of organization between Courses and Lessons. They are used to organize lessons within a course, similar to a category. It doesn’t contain any content, other than an optional description.

A module can be used in any number of courses; within a course, each lesson can only belong to a single module.

See the Module lesson for more information.


Optionally, lessons can contain a single Quiz to test your pupils’ learning. Each lesson can only have one quiz, and a quiz can only belong to a single lesson.

See Adding Quizzes for more information.


Quizzes are made of a list of questions. A quiz can contain any number of questions, and each question can be used in any number of quizzes.

See Question Bank for more information.

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