Before you finalize your rapid e-Learning courses, run through a quick checklist to guarantee that you included all necessary items and completed all processes for a successful online course. It’s easy to forget minor details or miss small edits; this checklist will hopefully help you avoid mistakes and catch any issues.
- Establish goals you want the course to accomplish for your learners
- Identify key points for the course
- Create the structure or use an instructional design model
- Write or obtain the learning materials based off course goals
- Have text professionally translated if needed
- Find all media and elements for your course
- Record any audio or video you plan to create yourself
- Storyboard or outline course
- Set up the technologies and programs needed to complete the course
- Make sure learners have access to these technologies
- Find the best rapid e-Learning software for your needs and your course
- Add your text, images, audio, video, Web windows, Flash animations, YouTube videos games, etc.
- Sync any media to text, video, slides, animations, etc.
- Insert any course transitions
- Include additional helpful resources for further learning
- Enable social learning with links to discussion boards, chats, forums, etc.
- Assess knowledge and/or check learner progress through the course with quizzes and knowledge checks
Preview & Edit - Ask the following questions about your e-Learning course to guarantee accuracy and efficiency. It may be best to have someone with “fresh eyes” look at the course for an objective point of view.
- Does the course flow logically?
- Is the terminology appropriate for the skill and experience level of the learners?
- Is all text accurate, in the correct format and free of typos?
- Are all text, objects and media an optimal font size and color for easy viewing?
- Does the course maintain consistent color, style, imagery, language, etc.?
- Does the course have all the necessary elements to meet the goals of the training established during planning?
Publish & Test – It may be best to have multiple testers to guarantee functionality.
- Publish and test all functionality using the same technologies and programs your learners will use (LMS, Web browsers, CD, etc.)
- Ensure the technologies are not too difficult for learners to use with their technological experience in mind
- Check all buttons and hyperlinks for functionality
- Make sure course navigation works properly
- Check that your audio, video, etc. is synced properly
- Test Flash animations, video, audio, Web windows and all other media for functionality
- Secure approval from all appropriate team members and parties involved in the e‑Learning course creation and delivery
- Use free online course review tools such as Snap! Live or ReviewLink™ for easy review with your team.
- Snap! by Lectora® users: Use Snap! Live (under the Publish options) to host your rapid e-Learning course for review. Snap! Live creates a unique URL to send to all team members that contains your entire, fully functional Snap! by Lectora course.
- Lectora® users: Use ReviewLink to publish Lectora courses directly to the cloud to easily gather comments and feedback.
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Christie Wroten writes for the Lectora e-Learning Blog, sharing Lectora tips and researching the latest industry trends. You can also find her articles on eLearning Industry, Learning Solutions Magazine, Learning Technologies Blog and HR.com. Christie graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she studied English and Writing. When Christie’s not writing blog posts and e-Learning news, she enjoys piano, guitar, interior design and sushi.
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