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Course Schema Type

Whether you want to write a review of an online course or sell an online course, you should consider using the Course Schema type. So your page can become eligible to feature course rich results and here is how they look on mobile devices.

Course Schema Example

Fortunately, applying the Course Schema type to any number of posts or pages on your website couldn’t be easier than it is with the help of Rank Math.

1 How to Add Course Schema Markup to Your Posts/Pages?

Before we begin, you’ll need to ensure that Rank Math’s Schema Module has been enabled on your website by navigating to Rank Math > Dashboard > Modules in your WordPress admin area.

Enable Schema module

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use the Course Schema type on a post or page as well as the various available settings for it – let’s get started:

1.1 Edit Your Post or Page

To use the Course Schema Type, open your post/page by clicking on Edit post.

Open the Post

1.2 Open Rank Math In the Gutenberg Sidebar

Click on the Rank Math SEO icon that displays alongside this post/page’s SEO score to open the SEO settings for this page.

Alternatively, click the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner of the edit page and select Rank Math in the Plugins section – as shown below:

Click on Rank Math

1.3 Navigate to the Schema Settings for This Post/Page

Click on the Schema tab in the Rank Math SEO (if it doesn’t appear, enable Schema in the Advanced mode by navigating to Rank Math > Dashboard in your WordPress admin area). Then click on Schema Generator.

Click on Schema Generator

1.4 Navigate to Rank Math’s Schema Builder

Click on Use to open the Schema Builder.

Click on Use

The Schema Builder will then show up as shown below:

2 Course Schema Type Setup & Available Options

Now, let’s have a closer look at each of the available options in detail.

2.1 Headline

The Headline option is the place where the headline of the course should be specified. It is a mandatory field and you can also make use of variables to create headlines.


2.2 Review Location

Review Location lets you configure where the Schema for the course type will be shown on the page. You can select the Review Location from the options available in the drop-down list. You can also choose a custom option to display the review location by choosing the Shortcode option.

Review Location for Course

2.3 Shortcode

If you select the Custom option above, then you need to paste the shortcode from this field into your post.

Shortcode - Course Schema

2.4 Description

You can enter the course description in the Description section. Describe the course in detail so that the audience can have a clear understanding of your course.

Enter Course Description

2.5 Course Provider

In the course provider, you can either choose a person or an organization whosoever has created the course.

Choose Course Provider

2.6 Course Provider Name

You can enter the name of the course provider here.

Enter the course provider name

2.7 Course Provider URL

You can enter the course provider URL here.

Course Provider URL

2.8 Review

In the Review section, you can specify the Rating that you want to give to your course in the Rating option. Also, you can specify the minimum and maximum rating in the Rating Minimum and Rating Maximum options respectively.

Enter the ratings

Once you’re done making any changes to the Course Schema for this page, click on Save for this Post. Then, simply update the page as you normally would after making a change or click Publish if this is a newly created page. You can then check your Schema with the help of Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool.

3 Guidelines for Using Course Schema

Now that you’re aware of how to add the Course Schema to a page let’s look at the guidelines shared by Google. By following the guidelines, you can increase your chances of featuring Course Schema.

3.1 Use Course Schema Only for Educational Content

Course Schema is to be used only for educational content with a curriculum that contains lectures, lessons, or modules in a particular subject and/or topic.

To help you better understand, short tutorials like ‘how to create a Youtube Channel’ should not be marked up with Course Schema. Instead, it should be marked with the relevant HowTo Schema.

3.2 Outcome of the Course

Every course marked up with the Course Schema should have an explicit outcome in the form of knowledge and/or skill in a particular subject.

3.3 Promotions Are Not Allowed

Do not include promotional phrases such as ‘Best School in Mexico’, ‘$30 off’ or any clickbait titles as the course title with the intention to drive more clicks. Such courses will not eligible to feature a rich result.

And, that’s it! We hope the article helped you understand how to take advantage of the Course Schema. If you still have absolutely any questions on using the Schema, please feel free to reach our support team directly from here, and we’re always here to help.

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