In this article, you'll learn how to get set up with the Heropa platform so that you can start creating self-paced courses, instructor-led events, or environments for sales demos and POCs.
Before you begin, review key concepts and terminology in our glossary. See: Heropa Glossary.
Step 1: Add your VM images into Heropa
VM images need to first be added into Heropa so they can be used in templates.
See: Adding a VM image.
Step 2: Prepare the template
Templates are the building blocks for creating courses, events or environments. Once a template has been set up, it can be used in any of these. See: Creating a template.
Once a template has been created and configured, create an environment from it, which will include setting a policy. See: Creating and launching an environment.
If the VM images used in the template require customization, eg. Heropa-provided base images will still require application-level installation, complete this in the launched environment and save it as its own template. See: Saving an environment as a template.
Step 3: Create a course, event, or environment
What happens next depends on your use case.
To set up a course for self-paced training, see: Self-paced training.
To set up an instructor-led event, see: Instructor-led training.
If an environment is needed for a sales demo or POC, create an environment from a template and invite members into the environment. See Sharing environments, within Managing environments.