When starting to study new material, individual learners will have different levels of background knowledge. In order to cope with this situation, and to be able to present exactly the material each student needs, Coimbra provides self-adapting courses. When starting a course the student is asked some questions. The answers to these questions are used to compile a personalized course. The resulting course is then presented as a "personalized textbook" which is in fact a customized extract of the underlying textbook.
In addition, the courses may be used to structure certain topics, or to extract and compile material with a different view on the contents.
The course designer is a powerful tool to interactively create selfadapting courses. Here you collect and compile teaching material by simple drag and drop actions. The course is structured as a hierarchical tree, containing sections, questions, alternative answers, comments, etc.