Online Training Template This template comes with several eLearning layouts as well as a sample course outline.
Course title slide Use this layout if you have an image you would like to use on the title slide. Or, you can use the previous slide as your title page.
How to use this template • This template is designed for developing an online course. The following slides demonstrate the recommended outline for a course. • At a glance a course outline will be: • Title • Navigation instructions • Objectives • Purpose • Course logistics/outline • Section introduction • Section content • Section summary • Course summary • End of course instructions/assessment To view all the layouts you have available, go to Home > NewSlide > select the desired layout.
Navigation instructions • Consider adding navigation instructions at the very beginning of the training. For example, how to navigate through the course, adjust volume levels if there is audio, and access resources if they are available. • Be consistent in what words you choose to give instructions. For example, does the learner click the Next button or the Forward arrow button to continue? Whatever words you choose, keep them the same throughout the course.
Course objectives • Explain what the learner should be able to do after taking the course.
What is the purpose of this course? • Why is your course important to take? How will taking this course benefit the learner? Or, what could happen if learners didn’t know the content this course covers? Is this training required because of a law?
Course logistics/outline • How much time can one expect to take to complete the course? How will the learner receive credit? Is it by the number of slides viewed or by making a certain percentage on a certain quiz? Is this course divided into sections? How many?
Section Number Title of section – Section intro • Describe what this section will be about. Use this section header slide for every section to make it obvious to the learner there is a change.
Section content • This includes your content, any interactive activities and/or practice questions. Although not always possible, it is recommended to make your course as interactive as possible, preferably at least one interaction per section. Be creative, relevant, and give detailed instructions on what is expected.
Section content – cont’d • Avoid adding large amounts of text to a slide. If the text doesn’t fit within the text box placeholder, add a new slide, and add “cont’d” to the slide title. Do not resize text to make it fit – it is uncomfortable for the learner and your course may look unprofessional.
Internet resources • For pages that contains links, use any of the layouts that have the resource box below. Instead of adding hyperlinks to the text, the hyperlinks will be added to the resource box at the bottom to create consistency. You can resize the text as needed. www.tamu.edu
If you have multiple hyperlinks Employee & Organizational Development Texas A&M University You can use this slide layout if there are multiple links that would not fit neatly in the other link layouts. Go to Home > New Slide > text-on-left-multiple-links.
Section summary • For each section briefly describe what the section covered.
Course summary • Briefly describe what the course was about. Restate the objectives of the course; what should the learner be able to do now he/she has completed the course?
End of course instructions/assessment • Include instructions on how to properly receive credit; is it automatic or will someone need to be notified? What is the process in place? Does the learner need to take the final test? How will learners receive confirmation/proof? If credit is given based on completing a test, explain how many questions the test will have, what score is needed, and how many attempts learners will have.