Many e-learning developers are usually on a small team. But most I know, are a team of one. This means lots of projects, many hats to wear in the process, no budget, and almost no time.
Here are three production tips and shortcuts from previous posts to help save time (and sanity) when building e-learning courses and online training.
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A Simple Way to Build E-learning Templates
First, if you’re using Storyline 360, then you have a ton of templates and slides to use for your e-learning courses. And they’re easy enough to modify to meet your needs.
However, if you want to create some simple templates and e-learning screens, then here are 3 Super Easy Ways to Build E-Learning Templates.
Save Time Managing Your Project Emails
Generally when building online training courses, we send emails back and forth, which can be a pain to manage and cause a lot of extra work and confusion trying to clarify what’s being communicated.
With Review 360, most of that is resolved because you can manage the course review process in one place, eliminating all of those back and forth emails.
However, we still send emails. Here are some good production tips on managing the process so that when emailing others, the message is clear, and all action items are identified.
Build Courses Around Real Learning Objectives to Save Time & Money
There are many reasons why we build e-learning courses. Generally, they fall into one of two buckets: information or performance. An effective course is focused on performance-centered (and tangible) objectives.
If you don’t build courses around real learning objectives, you’ll waste time; and odds are no one will be happy with the course. Check out this blog post to get production tip on setting learning objectives for your e-learning courses.
Hopefully, these quick tips help you build the courses you need. Feel free to add some of your own in the comments.
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