"No courses found" message on default CoursePress home page

When I first set up a site using CoursePress Pro (with Market Press also installed) there is a message on the default home page saying "No courses found". Clicking on the Courses icon in the menu takes me to a list of courses (there is one set up when CoursePress Pro is first installed).

I dont understand why the home page does not list any courses. I was hoping that as I add new courses they will just appear on the home page. How can I make this happen? (any tutorials, documents, etc. I can read)

p.s. my web site is running locally at the moment so I can't show it to you but can send screen shots if needed