Custom eLearning Development Services

eLearning Course Design
and Development

Here are some important components and best practices we use to ensure the quality of the eLearning products we develop:
Project Analysis
Product development is informed by the analysis of the audience needs, particularly, knowledge or skills to be learned, clear and measurable learning objectives, and available strategies that support learning.
Content Writing
When writing the course content, we ensure that the information is succinct, logical, and clearly presented through the effective use of color, graphics, borders, and white space. We also verify that all screen elements adhere to your organization's guidelines for digital media.
Interactivity
We facilitate learning by applying interactive strategies that engage learners and stimulate the recall of prior knowledge. Different levels of interactivity may be used to better suit the content and audience needs. Interactivity provides opportunities throughout the eLearning course that allow learners to explore the content, apply new knowledge, and check their understanding of the material.
User Interface
We ensure that the course interface is learner-friendly and contains navigational elements that help learners understand where they are within the course and how they can advance through the content.
Learning Assessments
Our learning products include assessments that can be completed throughout the course to determine the product’s impact on intended learning outcomes. Through proper assessments, the learners can get feedback and identify their knowledge strengths and weaknesses.

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Animated Explainer Videos

Even in the business world, the power of animated videos is well known. A lot of organizations use animated videos to communicate, deliver training, or tell stories to their learners. There are several elements that are crucial to a successful animated explainer video:

Narrative
Narrative

A great script is the foundation of an effective explainer video. Before you start writing a script, determine your objective, target audience, and the core message of your video. Your animated video can have one or more core messages that you want to communicate to your audience, but you should ensure that these core messages are woven into a simple and short story that will engage your audience. In most cases, it's recommended to use warm, inclusive language and dialogues to make the video interesting and engaging.

Style
Style

There are different options to choose from when it comes to the style of your animated video. Whiteboard animations are simple yet fun to watch. They mostly show a hand drawing on a whiteboard with colorful markers. A 3D animation features realistic three-dimensional characters and objects. This type of animation can take a lot of time to produce, but the result can be very impactful. Live-action explainer videos combine live shots with animated elements that are populated over the video. A kinetic typography video uses only text with no additional visuals. Finally, a screencast video demonstrates actions that occur on a user's screen.

Design
Design

Good design is essential for an effective explainer video, but the most important design tip for animated videos is to keep it simple. You don't want to overwhelm the learner with the overabundance of colors and images. Color palettes and color schemes are as important as the message you want to relay with your design. Chances are, there will be some text in your video. It is important to know how to pair fonts together in a design to make it look cohesive and pleasing. Finally, use white space - an empty space without text or elements on it - to make the canvas seem less crowded.

Sounds and voice-over
Sounds and voice-over

Adding the right voice-over can enhance the effectiveness of the video. And don't forget the sound effects. A great way to make an impactful video is to ensure that there are appropriate sounds throughout the content.


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Content Conversion and Migration to eLearning

Converting your content to eLearning offers many benefits for your organization and your learners:
Benefit #1

You will expand your audience to include those who are unable to attend in-person classes.

Benefit #2

You will no longer need to set training schedules and book conference rooms.

Benefit #3

Your learners will be able to access training on any device from anywhere in the world.

Benefit #4

There will be no added training expenses once the eLearning course is developed.

Virtually any content source can be used for eLearning development: your internal documents and manuals, recorded classes and webinars, transcripts of meetings, materials from instructor-led sessions, and more. The process of converting content to eLearning is very straightforward and follows the same steps you would take if you were developing eLearning from scratch:

Identify training content and fill in the gaps
Identify training content and fill in the gaps

Starting the project with a training needs analysis allows assessing the current knowledge, skills, and abilities of learners to determine whether the source materials you currently have will provide the needed knowledge. If needed, look for additional content sources to make sure the final training will meet its goals.

Identify areas for improvement
Identify areas for improvement

eLearning allows for an interactive and engaging learning experience and you should take full advantage of this opportunity. Check your knowledge base and find areas that are good candidates for interactions. A passive linear learning process is a thing of the past – modern learners expect eLearning that is interesting, engaging, and challenging. And the modern technology can allow any of that – from chatbots to complex scenarios – anything is possible.

Design the graphics, layouts, and user interface
Design the graphics, layouts, and user interface

It's a must for a modern eLearning course to have a good user interface, professionally designed slides, and attractive multimedia components such as videos, animations, photography, infographics, etc. It's usually a good idea to design your slides from scratch instead of reusing what you already have in a different format.

Build the course, develop the activities
Build the course, develop the activities

Finally, once you have gathered the knowledge base and created the designs, you are ready to develop the course. Typically, you will use an authoring tool such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate. Some advanced developers may program the course using their favorite programming language or a combination of languages.


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Custom eLearning Solutions

And Content Development Services

Online courses, series of lessons or modules

Online Courses

Online courses consisting of series of lessons or modules that can be accessed through a web browser, a mobile device, intranet, LMS system, etc. The courses can be used for learning anytime, anyplace.

Web-based compliance learning solutions

Compliance Training

Web-based compliance learning solution designed to help an organization satisfy legal requirements, as well as avoid unwanted costs, harm, damage, litigation, fines, etc.

Gamification, advanced eLearning solutions

Learning Games

Fun and engaging advanced eLearning solutions designed as games. Usually contain gaming elements such as mystery, exploration, points, scorecards, leaderboards, etc.

Software simulation training products

Software Simulations

A training product aimed at improving the learners' ability to use and interact with certain software. Allows practicing transactions as well as making mistakes as part of the learning process.

Engaging eLearning modules on different topics

eLearning Modules

Engaging eLearning modules covering a range of topics, from academic curriculum to professional skills. These modules can vary in lengths from bite-sized microlearning to comprehensive lessons.

Tests and quizzes for assessing the knowledge

Tests and Quizzes

Online tools developed with a goal of assessing the learner's knowledge, thinking, understanding or retention of the material. These can be served as part of an online course or as a standalone test.

Artificial Intelligence in eLearning

AI-based Tools

eLearning solutions that use artificial intelligence and are capable to simulate conversations, provide critical information, as well as give expert, well-informed, prompt responses and feedback.

Mobile app to deliver learning experiences on the go

Mobile Apps

A native mobile app for iOS, Android or Windows, designed to deliver learning experiences on the go and serve content on a learner's mobile device with or without a network connection.

Tools that allow exploring the topics

Interactive Materials

Tools that allow the learners to explore the topics at their own pace and in the order they prefer. The ability to interact with the learning content improves engagement and knowledge retention.

Learning timelines to explain, explore, and understand processes, histories, and developments

Learning Timelines

Learning tools that allow to explain, explore, and understand processes, histories, and developments. A timeline can be a part of a larger eLearning course, or it can be a separate learning tool.

Training videos that instantly grab attention

Training Videos

A presentation in a dynamic, visually appealing format that instantly grabs attention. The video content can be shared via multiple channels, e.g. YouTube, flash drive, intranet, email, web server, etc.

Custom eLearning designed on demand

Custom Products

If you can think it, we can make it. You know your learners better than anybody else. Let us know what learning product they need, and we'll deliver exactly what you're looking for.

What Is Custom eLearning Development?

Custom eLearning development is a process of customizing the learning experience and learning content to match the learning needs of an organization. We take into consideration multiple factors that influence how we approach custom eLearning development for our clients. These factors include various audience and organization preferences, requirements, as well as limitations. The development process itself may involve the in-house subject matter experts and other team members of the client’s team. We use multiple instructional methods when creating training materials as a part of the production process. This can include storytelling, gamification, scenario-driven explanations, decision-making activities, branching simulations, performance support refreshers, and more.

The key benefits of choosing the custom eLearning development approach include:

  • Presentation flexibility
  • Improved employee engagement
  • Ability to deliver unique learning experiences
  • Greater reach
  • On-demand availability
  • Reduction of travel costs

As true partners, we are invested in your success and work with your team to create custom eLearning solutions that help drive your organization’s success. Collectively, our team has decades of experience in custom eLearning development for companies and organizations of all sizes. The customized approach we take on each project sets up apart from your competitors and includes:

Quality

Our eLearning development team follows the highest quality standards for textual, auditory, and visual presentation. We consider whether the developed solutions leverage adult learning principles, are relevant to learners’ performance, match your corporate branding, are mobile-friendly, have optimized onscreen text and audio narration, pass the LMS testing and deployment, and meet other quality standards.

Goals

When we begin working on a course, we start the design with the end in mind. The best way to ensure the learning goals are met is to start by writing measurable learning objectives. Effective learning objectives use action verbs to describe what we want your learners to be able to do by the end of the course or unit. Aligning the presentation with course objectives allows us to ensure that we meet your expectations.

Flexibility

We develop custom eLearning solutions that allow for an effective professional development experience. Such experience provides learners with full control and accountability for their learning. Being in control not only allows them to coordinate their training around their schedules but ensures that they are aligning the training process with their personal goals. This ultimately leads to better learning outcomes.

Creativity

Our custom eLearning development process is built around the goal of approaching each project creatively, especially when dealing with subjects that may be dry or even dull. We ensure that the courses are never boring by integrating storytelling in the design approach, using fresh ideas to spark learner creativity, designing scenarios and simulations, integrating multimedia content, and creating an emotional connection.

 
 
Design and development of custom eLearning products

Services Custom eLearning Services À La Carte

We provide a full range of custom eLearning development services.

These include but are not limited to:

eLearning Development

Instructional
Design

Development of Online Tests

Interactive Development

Online Course Development

Articulate Storyline Development

Adobe Captivate Development

Animated Video Production

Graphic Design

Multimedia Learning Assets Production

Project Management

Web Design

HTML5,
JavaScript,
PHP
Programming

Learning Management System (LMS) Administration

Learning Management System (LMS) Development

Learning Management System (LMS) Support

Custom eLearning Development

Questions and Answers About Our Services

What Software Is Used For
Custom eLearning Development?
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The top eLearning development tools we use are:

Articulate Storyline

Allows us to deliver interactive courses to any device. Designed to deliver an ideal learning experience, the course will provide mobile-friendly playback controls optimized for every screen size and orientation.

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Adobe Captivate

A smart authoring tool that lets us create immersive learning experiences with VR and 360° media assets.

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Trivantis Lectora

A powerful authoring software that comes with real-time collaboration, automated versioning and backup, built-in workflow and project management, and integrated content management tools.

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Elucidad

Allows us to give your learning audience access to cloud-based personalized digital learning paths that they can access on any device.

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iSpring Suite

A fully-stocked eLearning authoring toolkit for PowerPoint that allows designing effective presentations.

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Other Authoring Tools

We select the authoring tools for the project based on various factors, such as the needs of the organization, desired learning outcomes, project complexity, timeline, etc. Talk to us if you are looking for elearning authoring tool recommendations.

What Multimedia Editing Tools Will
You Use to Develop the Training?
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It takes more than just one tool to build a truly beautiful eLearning course.
Here are the top multimedia editing tools we use when developing eLearning.

Adobe Photoshop

The world’s best imaging and graphic design software that we use to create and enhance photographs, illustrations, and 3D artwork, design learning interfaces and interactions.

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Adobe Illustrator

The industry-standard vector graphics software that allows us to create custom characters, players, icons, drawings, and illustrations for your learning course.

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Adobe After Effects

We use After Effects to create cinematic titles, intros, transitions, animate logos or characters, etc. Your course becomes fun and engaging with the help of motion graphics and visual effects.

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Cluelabs eLearning Widgets

Easy to use widgets hosted on the cloud and used with an Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate eLearning course to enhance the learning experience.

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Adobe Audition

A professional audio workstation that allows to create, mix, and design sound effects with the industry’s best digital audio editing software.

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Unity 3D

A real-time 3D development platform, complete with modeling tools and services, that offers incredible possibilities for learning games and simulations development.

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Amazon Sumerian

Allows us to build highly immersive and interactive scenes that run on desktops, VR/AR hardware such as Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, Google Daydream, and Lenovo Mirage as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.

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Other multimedia editing tools

Other tools are used as needed. Good eLearning design is a complex task. As we evaluate the project requirements, we come up with the right combination of tools we will use to create a beautiful learning course for your organization.

What Are the Typical Stages of the
Custom eLearning Development Process?
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Here are the most common stages of the custom eLearning development process.

Planning and analysis

At this stage, the stakeholders determine the format of the course, learning objectives, project goals, scope, etc.

Content
gathering

The project team collects, sorts, synthesizes, and organizes the course content. Content will likely come from several sources, including internal documents, online research, and subject matter experts (SMEs).

Template
development

Templates typically consist of blank placeholders that mark the important elements of your course, such as the course welcome slide, objectives, and assessments. The design team may also develop several layouts for your templates.

Storyboarding

Storyboarding is the point where your design team decides what goes where and in what order it should go, using the content they’ve collected and the templates they’ve developed.

Multimedia
assets production

The designers work on producing various assets that will be used in the course, such as voice over recordings, videos, animations, illustrations, etc.

Course development

The eLearning developers build the course using one or multiple custom eLearning development software tools and/or programming interfaces.

Testing

The learning product is thoroughly tested by the internal testing team to ensure that there are no bugs, errors, omissions, and oversights before the course is delivered to the learners.

Edits and revisions

The project team collects feedback and suggestions from the stakeholders and passes this feedback to course developers in order to make edits and incorporate any changes into the course before it is finalized.

Implementation

After the learning is rolled out, the learning outcomes are recorded and monitored to determine whether the course meets the learning objectives. This stage concludes the eLearning development process.

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Where Can I Learn More About Custom
eLearning Development Process?
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Here’s a great video from Youtube that provides an in-depth explanation of all stages
of the eLearning design and development process.

Can I See Examples Of Your Custom eLearning Solutions? 05

Absolutely! Let us know what kind of eLearning solutions you are looking for, and we’ll show you projects with similar scopes that we’ve worked on in the past.

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Can You Provide a Custom eLearning
Course Development Checklist?
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Here’s a checklist you can use for your custom elearning development project.

  • Determine project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Define desired learning outcomes
  • Select a project manager
  • Find subject matter experts if needed
  • Assemble the project team
  • Collect, sort, synthesize, and organize content
  • Design course theme
  • Develop course template
  • Plan the accessibility features
  • Storyboard the content
  • Produce multimedia assets
  • Develop the course
  • Test and troubleshoot the course
  • Collect feedback and requests for edits
  • Make edits
  • Perform the final round of testing
  • Roll out the course to the learning audience
  • Analyze outcomes
How Much Does Custom eLearning Cost? 07

If you are looking to find out how much your custom eLearning solution would cost, we will gladly discuss your goals with you and will provide a competitive price quote. Simply submit a price quote request and we'll get right back to you.

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Do You Offer Custom eLearning Templates? 08

Yes, we do! Each project is different, so as part of our eLearning services, we design the templates to not only match your organization’s
style guide but also to provide the best way to transfer knowledge to your learners. Reach out to us,
and we’ll have our best designers start working on your custom eLearning template right away.

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