Tips For Creating eLearning Courses With Zero Budget
In this article, you’ll learn the kinds of content you can use for your online training, how to create it, and what tools might help you—and yes, how to do all this and not spend a penny. Let’s begin.
Online courses are the basis of eLearning. Whatever learning content you need to share, it will mostly be materials that you will add to eCourses. To create an eCourse, you first need to find an eLearning authoring tool—software for creating eLearning—that works best for you. To do this, you should understand what result you want to get, what features you need to use, and compare your options.
In general, there are two types of free eLearning authoring tools: out-of-the-box and custom (open-source) software. Open-source software is a great option for advanced users. It enables you to add new features and edit the tool itself. But not everyone can handle this.
If you’re not tech-savvy, out-of-the-box tools might suit you better. Sure, free online course software has limitations but some of it offers enough features to build a solid training module. For example, they let you combine texts and multimedia objects on slides and create quizzes to check knowledge.
If you want to know how many students passed your quiz, how much material has been studied, etc., you should look for an authoring tool that enables you to publish courses in a SCORM format. This way, you’ll be able to upload your courses to an LMS and generate reports to track learners’ progress.