What We Use to Create eLearning
The tools we use to design, develop, deploy and manage your eLearning project play a vital role in the success of your project.
The design document, sometimes called the creative brief, outlines the strategy and specifics of the eLearning project. It ensures that we (Enovate Learning) and you (client) are on the same page. It includes information about the project’s instructional, visual and technical design strategy. Each design document may differ based on the client or training organization but most have the following elements.
1. Course goals
2. Learning objectives
3. Assessment instruments
4. Exercises / Interactivity
5. Content and subject matter analysis
6. Lesson planning
7. Media selection
Software: Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint
The storyboard is a static, visual representation of the different elements of an eLearning project. It generally includes information about graphics, audio, text and interactivity.
Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe XD, Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline 360
The prototype provides a static or interactive (or anywhere in between) version of the eLearning project. You will be able to see how the course will work, look and feel. It allows us to find problems and make changes early in the design process before we start developing the course.
Software and Tools: Paper and pencil, eLearning/Authoring tools (e.g., Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline) Microsoft PowerPoint, Prototyping apps and Wireframing software (Adobe XD)
ANIMATED VIDEO CREATOR
We use short, animated videos to add interest to eLearning projects. Animation software makes it easy for us to create professional animated videos.
AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
A learning management system provides a platform on which learners can access the eLearning and learners’ progress can be tracked. Most learning organizations have their own LMSs from which they deploy training (e.g., Saba, Moodle, Blackboard and TalentLMS). We use the following software/platform to set up small eLearning training programs.
Software/Platform: SCORMCloud, LearnDash and WordPress
We use project management software to keep both of us (Enovate Learning LLC and client) accountable to meet role, responsiblity and deadline expectations.
We use file sharing platforms to share files related to the project. Often these files are too large to send via email, so the file sharing platform is a place where both we and you can place files for the other to access or download.
Platform: Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 (Simple Storage Service)
As the client, you will need to review each deliverable and provide feedback. This process can be frustrating, so we use review platforms that make the process simple and easy.
Software: Articulate Review 360 and ReviewMyeLearning.com
We use videoconferencing to carry out Initial consultations, Kick-Off meetings and Follow-Up meetings.
Software: Microsoft Teams