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Exploring E-Learning Development Tools

A required course in the E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program.

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Course Description

Explore and expand your knowledge of various industry standard e-learning development tools by comparing and contrasting their usability, publishing options, interactivity and assessment options, cost, and support. Tools demonstrated may include Articulate 360 Storyline and Rise, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora, or others. Participants will gain a better understanding of which medium is best suited to meet their learning objectives and business goals. The process of evaluating and selecting the correct tool and exploring the practical uses of each application and medium will assist the participant in addressing the issues of development time, costs, and geography faced by many industries and companies. This class provides participants the opportunity to explore various e-learning tools and does not include in-depth training in any specific tool.

See enrollment confirmation for login information. We highly recommend students complete EDUC_X416.18 Principles of E-Learning Instructional Design prior to enrolling in this course. This course may require participants to download and install some applications and software from the Internet. Due to high demand, early enrollment recommended.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in the course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access the course’s Zoom sessions.

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  • Details
  • $670
  • September 20, 2021 to November 14, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00052
  • ID/Units: EDUC X417  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2021


Diane Smith, PMP, CPTD, Chief Learning Strategist at Everest CS, Inc, is responsible for consulting with organizations and designing learning programs that improve their business performance by engaging with their learning audiences to help them build relevant skills and competencies. She has over 30 years of experience designing and developing instructional systems and content for live and virtual classroom, e-learning delivery, as well as user and facilitator guides, field manuals, quick references, and other development resource materials. Diane is a rebel in the realm of workplace learning, rocking the status quo by injecting real-world WIIFM (What's In It For Me) into frontline employee training and EI (Emotional Intelligence) into management training. Diane has guest lectured for the University of Colorado, Denver Master’s program for Learning Design & Technology program, focusing on Project Management, and presented several concurrent and workshop sessions on instructional design and project management at international conferences hosted by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Learning Solutions, and Project Management Institute (PMI). Diane is a certified CPTD and PMP professional and stays on the cutting edge of evolutions in the L&D industry and enjoys sharing her broad knowledge and experiences with others in the field.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START09/20/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END11/14/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---