If you’re thinking about creating a self-paced eLearning course into your LMS, there are some key considerations to keep in mind before starting the project.
Here are some tips on how to successfully create a self-paced eLearning course into your LMS.
1. Plan the Course
Plan the entire course before you start. What is the course going to teach? Who is it for? What are the learning objectives? How will you keep students engaged?
Once you have these questions answered, it will be easier to create your content. Be sure to design all of your screens and assessments first, then build out each section of the course.
Determine how long each section should be and how many sections there will be. It is important that your learning objectives map directly to your timeline for the entire course.
It is also important that each section maps directly to a particular aim.
2. Decide on the Course Structure
Figure out what type of structure or template you want for your course and create it ahead of time. Will it be linear or modular? Will it have quizzes at the end of each section or at the end of each module?
You can make these decisions up front and include them in your template so that they will be consistent throughout the course.
Make sure you plan for what happens after students complete the course. Will they need to take a test? Will they need to meet with a supervisor? Do they need to submit an assignment?
Plan for this and make sure it is included in your course.
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3. Customize and Distribute Your Content
Think about how you will customize and distribute your content.
Will you create videos or images that students can watch or look at on their own time? Will you use interactive activities where students have to respond within a certain amount of time?
Or, will you use audio files where students can listen at their own pace?
It is important that you have a clear understanding of how your content will be delivered so that it is accessible and easy for your learners to use.
Creating An Effective eLearning Course
Keep in mind that self-paced eLearning courses are only effective if the learners are using them on their own time, with no support from an instructor or trainer.
Therefore, it is important that you design and develop them with this in mind. They should be clear, easy to follow, and well-designed so that learners don’t get confused or lost.
Our platform, Cudy, offers content sharing services, including the option for tutors to create their own videos, articles, and other quality content.
Cudy enables you to reach out to potential students in the most possible efficient way.