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Validation Rules

    There are two different types of validation rules. These are either soft rules or hard rules. 

    • Soft rules are recommendations from the Alison team to make your course better, from our experience. You do not need to follow these if you don’t think your course warrants the change. 

    • Hard rules are, as described, and cannot be ignored. To publish your course, you must fix any hard rule issues.

    Yellow exclamation marks accompanied by notes indicate soft validation rules, suggesting potential changes.

    In contrast, red exclamation marks and notes signify hard validation rules, mandating specific changes before the course can be submitted.


    These rules and notes will appear across all elements of your course, from fields to assets, images and videos. It will help ensure your course is in a good condition before you submit it for review.

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