The toughest thing is know where and how to get started with creating your course that will be taught on or offline. Here are a few tactics that have helped the Subject Matter Experts I’ve worked with jump-start their course creation journey and reduce overwhelm.
1. Narrow Content Scope– One of the quickest ways bust budget (and I’m talking time too) is trying to cover too much subject matter in a single online training course or module. This is why it’s important to narrow the scope of your online content before you even start the design and development process. Determining the objectives and goals of the online course gives you the check point you need to make sure this doesn’t happen. Otherwise, you run the risk of wasting resources and time on topics that don’t even belong in your course and or materials.
2. Re-purpose Materials– If you have any materials you’ve already created, use it and cut cost, in this case time. Even if you need to modify it to the current online content, you will still save because you don’t have to start from scratch! You can reuse images, videos, voice overs, presentation slides, text blocks, background music and or materials, just tweak them to fit your purpose.
3. Use Free Tools – There is a wide range of eLearning tools that are affordable, or even free, that you can use to design your budget-savvy online training course.
Some free tools we use:
Google Docs, Dropbox or Facebook, a wonderful and visually please savvy survey tool is Typeform. I love it and it is so easy to use.
4. Use Course Builder Bundle (CBB) – Course Builder Bundle is a great pre-designed eLearning template to use. It is designed for you to quickly add your information and keep you on course to the cart. You simply drop your information in the fields and what you course quickly appear. Using this tools you can build your course in a fraction of the time. Click here to learn more and grad your set.
5. Create Bite-Sized Learning Experiences – Instead of creating one lengthy course that covers all of the subject you want to teach, you can also opt for several bite-sized modules that focus on a specific sub-topic. This not only reduces the risk of content overload for your learners, but allows you to create learning experiences more rapidly. Another perk is being able to quickly make changes and update each individual module, rather than having to edit and revise the entire course.
Hope these tactics help!
If not, let me know how else I can support you below.