Course Creator's Wish List

Excellent topic, thanks.
41) for the time being, the multiple choice questions are in fact unique choice questions, that’s why I think it would be great to be able to set questions with multiple choice answers.

Besides, I suggest as a USER

  • to have the possibility to set a weekly goal: that would be interesting especially for completed and forgotten courses
  • to make the daily goal more flexible
  • to be able to see the timer while studying, so that I stop learning when I reach my daily goal.
  • to have the possibility to choose my learning pace, depending on the course difficulty, because some courses are more difficult than others.

42) When adding text to the "alt" field, it would be nice to have a larger or expandable box (like the request for the data field) as one can not see the whole phrase at one time.

Presumably both these ideas were conceived for languages of one word entries.

As an active course creator, I find it VERY annoying and a SERIOUS weakness that I cannot tell where an entry has been used.

43) One way of overcoming this would be to show the levels where the entry has been used when doing a database search.

My courses are mostly “active”, meaning I frequently add entries. For example, let’s say I want to add a synonym or an antonym and I wish to add it to the same level as the original entry. When you have 100+ levels, it’s practically impossible. To illustrate it even more, I want to add SPOGLIARE to the same level where I have VESTIRE. I searched the obvious levels and I can’t find VESTIRE. I know (from a database search) that I do have the entry.

And this constantly happens to me. Mind you, with my recent courses, this is less of a problem because, precisely because of this weakness, I compile my courses in Google Drive, so I can always search there. However, if I add new entries and I forget to add it to my own database, I’m doomed. :rage:


Hi @ChiewPang,

In the meantime, there is a very good work around for finding which levels words appear in that user meh2 came up with. You will find it described in post 14/18 in the following topic: Locate Specific Reviewed Word

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@alanh Gee, thanks Alan. That’s great. I’ll try it next time. I must admit that I use Google to search for courses (because Memrise search stinks and follow the rich-get-richer criteria) but have never thought of using Google to find the level!

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In case it helps, I’ve found that it’s best to do a Google search using the course number, otherwise you tend to get multiple hits from similar courses.



I agree - I too wish this when correcting or adding to courses I support.
In the [Course Forum] I try to ask the Level - but even that can be different if viewed on the app or web :cold_sweat:

What I have done on some of my courses is to create a non-tested column that has the same name as the level - ie in your case something like “Bedroom items and actions”. So having searched for the word that I know is there, you will know which level it is in.

On other courses I too go back to my original spreadsheet which I try to set up by level.

However I am indebted to @alanh @A_User @ian_mn and @meh2 which seems a lot easier!

We do so need this! This has indeed been discussed at great length.

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Useful suggestion from @Qboi


45. Editing a course:

  1. A feature to remove a bulk of words. Useful when accidentally a wrong list of words has been unloaded using the ‘Bulk Add Words’

46. Old course serves as basis for a ‘course template’, creating a new course without copy-paste.
A feature to use an existing course as the basis of a new course. Useful when the course creator doesn’t respond or has stopped supporting a course or even decides to delete a course.
46a. This doesn’t mean that I want to copy the course. I want to use an existing course and add changes. E.g. A book has 20 chapters, but course creator has only entered 15 of them. I want to enter the 5 remaining chapters myself. Also i found a few misspellings in the 15 original chapters, and want to update these too. So, under my own account there are only 5 chapters and a few updates visible, but when I want to study, Memrise combines the original and the changes together into one new course.
46b. The course creator has the right and possibility to see and accept my additions and changes and incorporate them into his/her course, making these changes ‘permanent’ for other users too.

Suggestion 45 and 46 where earlier mentioned in the Site Feedback - Memrise Improvements Suggestions

Edit April 3
47. A function to split a course
A feature to split a course into two courses. Useful when a course is spanning multiple books. For example a creator made a course according to a book named ‘English for Beginners’ with 1000 words over 10 levels and kept adding words when continuing to study ‘English Intermediate’. Now the creator realizes that it is better to have to courses, the first being ‘English for Beginners’, and to split off the words of ‘English Intermediate’ into a new, separate course.

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48) To have the possibility to just ask one language / “direction” in order to make also grammatical excercises possible.

This would be the problem thread for this (and therefore how I would use it for example):

Hi @LeooeL

  1. To have the possibility to just ask one language / “direction” in order to make also grammatical exercises possible.

Thanks, good suggestion.

However, I don’t know if you know, but if you create a course and either create the testing in the direction you want or duplicate the level and reverse the testing, then once fully planted you will only be tested in one direction when reviewing.

See [Course Forum] Art & Painting courses supported by DW7

or After duplication of the items in a course - is the review schedule of one copy of an item influenced by its copy?

Also as a creator or contributor, you can “auto_learn” so you will go straight to reviewing.

Hope that helps.

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@DW7 Good info. However, Only after planting? So in the beginning still two directions? How are getting past that planting phase when testing is in two directions for grammar? I believe that was actually part of the problem in the first place.

49 & 50 Split and Merge levels.
Reason: split when a course has grown bigger than expected. Merge when in hindsight two levels are too small or actually would form a good unity together.

Split a level, while users retain their history. Now we could duplicate a level and remove half of the first and the other half of the second, but it would result in users loosing learning history for the second half.

Hi @John_Baite, re

Only after planting?

As I said above, if you are a Creator or Contributor who wants to check a level, then you have an “auto_grow” option.

(There used to be a work-around if you were just a user.)

However you could just use “preview” from the drop-down menu, to check each.

Ask if you need clarification.

However sadly users are made to “learn” (aka plant) first.


Came across a situtation where the following function would help:

Mobile platforms
51. Record words using the mobile APP: I know I am probably asking a lot, but to record a new word right into the APP when on the go, would be really helpful. Now I would need to carry my computer around if I wanted to do that (which I do not). But most natives I meet when on the go where I have my phone, not when behind my computer.


Just wondering if any of the MemRise Development Team have read these request aka suggestions?

@Joshua @beatrisy Cc @Lien

Also see

Deleted/old answers still appearing in tests

[Userscript] Attempt to Eliminate Phantom Entries and following.

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First of all, enormous thank you for this platform!
I also would like to suggest or maybe ask if you’re planing to open Gramatibot and Chatbots for Portuguese (Portugal). (Sorry, if it’s not a right place for this question)
Thank you!!

PS Cc @lien by DW7

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Hi @gpundzaite45, this forum is fine - it’s only what we are course creators think would help.

Although it’s a Portuguese language request it applies to every language.

I take it you have looked at the official MemRise Portuguese courses.

Yes I’m already learning Portuguese (Portugal) while using premium accesss and it’s great! Although I believe that with Gramatibot and Chatbots it would really be a pull package!

Maybe by any chance it is possible to be informed somehow when this further step will be taken with Poruguese?

Thank you!

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