Build a Coursepress lesson page with Shortcodes


I'm currently using the coursepress pro theme to build my site. It seems to be getting there but now I have hit a stumbling block. The blog setup is non existent so the blog looks terrible!

It seems that, I'm now left with the only option, to switch to another theme and build my coursepress pages with shortcodes.

I understand how to build the course list, dashboard and course details page however i'm not sure how to build the actual lesson page with tall the options (Units, Notifications, Discussions, Workbook, Course Details) at the top. Also how would it link back to the custom "Course Details" page?

Is there a tutorial on this?

Or is there some way to build a nicer looking blog page?