Let's say you are creating a course in Articulate Rise 360 and want to modify the labels. You will probably go to the "Settings," then "Labels," and make your changes. Seems easy enough, right? Guess what? You just changed the labels for every module you currently have in Rise, unless you are using the "Custom Course Labels" feature. The labels in Rise are saved to these custom tags, not the specific module you happen to be creating at the … [Read more...] about Labels in Articulate Rise 360
Prototyping is a vital step in the design process in many other industries. So, why don’t we use prototypes when we develop new content? Is it a lack of time? Is it that we are just converting existing material and we think we do not need it? Maybe, in some cases, we think we already know what the learner needs. Even if all that were true, we should follow other industry best practices and create prototypes for our content. What is a … [Read more...] about Prototyping in Elearning
Do you do quality assurance (QA) testing for your elearning courses? If so, what do you do? Depending on the number of interactions and how much conditional feedback is involved – and the user conditions you need to emulate for testing – I’d say it takes on the order of 2 to 4 hours for a thorough QA of a 30-minute module. I tend to assume 6 to 12 hours per module, knowing that most modules will need to undergo more than one comprehensive QA … [Read more...] about What’s in a QA?