Creating engaging, yet informative digital learning courses is essential to the success of organisational induction and training.
Managers can create these courses through an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS). When creating content, managers can follow these tips to make the content stimulating.
Keep training simple
As a manager, decide what you want to include in the training, what is required in the training and what you can leave out of the training.
Once you have the essential content for the course, consider what you may want in terms of design elements. Keeping things concise and simple creates the maximum effect for delivering important content.
If you crowd the courses with too many graphics or text then the learner may become overwhelmed, hindering knowledge and skill retention.
Choose simplistic designs. Utilise the content editor in an LMS, such as PowerHouse Hub, to help create simple and sleek designs.
Befriend multimedia for LMS
Boost engagement using different videos, images and audio embedded within your courses. For examples of different video types our content team offers, ask one of our representatives to view them on our demo site.
Using multimedia that ties in with the overall objectives and layout of the training modules ensures learners will be engaged and more likely to retain information.
Templates and style sheets
To keep a training course visually appealing, managers should create style sheets to keep the courses consistent and cohesive. Use the same types of fonts throughout each page and set a colour scheme to keep the course well organised and comprehensive.
Try to keep the course design layout as simple as possible. Any busy backgrounds and borders will distract the users.
Include hyperlinks in your training
To avoid overloading learners with content, consider adding hyperlinks to external resources. Direct the learner to further information, documents or relevant forms. This enhances the learning experience and leaves the user with additional resources to take from the course.
Adding in hyperlinks allows users to easily access the additional information, without interrupting the flow of the content. This is great when providing additional resources that are not necessarily vital knowledge for the learner.
The learner can choose to access the resources and learn more on the subject material.
Assessment creation for compliance
Assessments in the eLearning course are important to determine the acquisition of knowledge and demonstrates the learner’s new skills.
Assessments should show managers if the training delivered the results that it was supposed to. Managers must review course objectives and create assessments based on the objectives.
If structured correctly, learners should step away from the course with high assessment marks and good feedback to better their skills.
Utilise an assessment editor when creating questions and offer multiple question types, such as multiple choice, true or false and short answer.
Assessments should include an element of reflect to promote self-assessment and further transfer learning. An LMS will integrate self-assessment and reflective tools for all learners to use during training.
Any eLearning material that is well created and designed will enhance the knowledge users are able to develop. Get in touch with one of our representatives today to learn how PowerHouse Hub can assist you in easy to manage and comprehensive content creation.
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