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Create a track from scratch

Control everything right from the start.
This guide explains how to create a track from scratch from Web UI and Instruqt CLI.

Before you begin

Did you check the Build tracks page? This page introduces the concept of building your first Instruqt tracks.

Creating from scratch

Pick the Web UI or the Instruqt CLI route depending on your preference:
🌐 Web UI
💻 Instruqt CLI
  1. 1.
    Go to ↳ Instruqt shows your content.
  2. 2.
    Click Create track. Select Start from scratch from the dropdown. ↳ Instruqt creates an empty track and shows the Track dashboard page.
  3. 3.
    In the Settings section, click Edit. ↳ The Track details pop-up opens.
  4. 4.
    In the Track name field, enter the track name. ↳ As you enter the name, Instruqt automatically generates a URL in the Track URL field.
    You can manually change the track URL field if desired.
  5. 5.
    In the Time limit field, set the maximum time a user can have the track running for.
  6. 6.
    In the Description field, enter the short track description in Markdown (optional).
  7. 7.
    Click Additional settings to set your desired layout for your challenge assignment (optional).
  8. 8.
    Click Save.
  1. 1.
    Type the following command to create a track:
    instruqt track create
  2. 2.
    Enter the track title:
    ==> Track title: TRACK_TITLE
  3. 3.
    Enter option 1 to select From scratch:
    ==> Start with an empty track or use a template:
    [1] From scratch
    For full flexibility, start with an empty track
    [2] From a template
    To get started quickly, start from one of our templates
    Please select your method: 1
    ↳ Instruqt CLI creates the track and shows this output:
    ==> Creating track TEAM/TRACK_NAME
    ==> Creating track files
    Created track directory and configuration files:
    ├── config.yml
    └── track.yml
    TEAM and TRACK_TITLE will contain your team and track title.'
  4. 4.
    Change into the track directory:
  5. 5.
    Push the track to Instruqt:
    instruqt track push
Need help? Check out this video guide for creating tracks from scratch using the CLI.
Well done! Now you can play your track to see if everything works as expected.