Custom e-Learning Solutions

We Create Custom e-Learning Training Courses

What is e-learning?

E-learning in its most basic form is the digital transformation of your existing training courses into online training. It has come a long way in recent years and can seem confusing initially, but e-learning can be broken down into two simple parts, the e-Learning courses and the the Learning Management System (LMS) that houses it. 

1) The e-Learning courses

These are the custom e-learning courses that you want to create.

2) The Learning Management System (LMS)

This is a platform used to host and assign the e-learning courses.

Both of these can vary greatly in cost and complexity, but also in the benefits they yield. For these reasons we’ve developed a customer-focused approach to our online development services. It’s important to find custom e-learning development solutions that match your business goals.

At Presentation Geeks, we’ve developed custom e-learning solutions for a wide range of amazing companies. Before we dive into the e-learning course development process, let’s take a look at 5 key benefits of custom e-learning development.

We Specialize in e-learning solutions

We develop customized e-learning solutions designed to meet your organization's real world learning requirements. Together we can help you create an unparalleled learning experience and provide your organization with an industry-leading training program.

Experience What E-learning can do you for your team

The best way to understand what a custom e-learning solution can do for your team or customers is to try one out.  Check out this sample e-learning course designed for the BC Goverment to teach people how to prepare themselves for an emergency situation.  

Your e-learning course can be hosted directly on any website or placed into an LMS system where user engagement can be tracked and evaluated. 

5 Key Benefits of Custom E-learning Development

Today, most organizations are looking for ways to streamline costs and add value to their bottom line. Spending time and resources to build new training solutions might not seem, at least initially, like a top priority. “We could keep training the way that we’ve always done it…” Unfortunately, that is often the least cost-effective form of training. 

Here are 5 benefits that a company can get from investing in custom e-learning development.

1. A Scalable Training Solution

As a business grows, more time will be dedicated to training new employees. If training is done by leaders throughout the business, more of their time will be taken away from their core job functions. Not only is their time costly, but missed opportunities can negatively impact day-to-day business. A Learning Management System which can be set up to automatically assign custom e-learning courses based on an employee's role can replace much of this cost.

2. Better Learning Experiences

During the e-learning course development process you can develop a consistent learning experience. Learning materials are focused on the key learning objectives that allow your new employee to be successful. As your training program is rolled out, learner experiences across your organization become more standardized.

3. Lower Turnover

Companies that invest in training often benefit from lower employee turnover. According to Simplybenefits.ca, replacing an entry-level employee costs between 30% and 50% of their annual salary. Losing a leader who has been delivering instructor-led training can be a big loss unless your training is centralized.

4. Reporting

When you switch from paper-based training to e-learning, you get the benefit of digital reporting. Reports on course completion, grades, pass/fail, and just about any other metric you can think of can be created and sent to the key stakeholders.

5. Tracking & Liability

For topics such as Safety, HR, and other compliance training topics, having a quick way to demonstrate your employees have been trained can be a large benefit. Using a Learning Management System, you can take it a step forward and track certifications, expiry dates, and even re-assign courses at pre-determined expiry dates.

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Getting started with custom e-learning course development

STEP 1: Gather Existing Training Resources

Getting started is often the hardest part. A good place to start is by reviewing your e-learning goals. What practical skills do you need to develop training for? If it's for a role that doesn't already have formalized training, a job description could be a good place to look. If there are resources, start to pull them all together. Reach out to subject matter experts in the company who currently lead this training, and ask them if they have any existing training content.

STEP 2:Create a Course Outline

Once you have gathered all of your existing content, it's time to develop your course outline. This is just a list of the topics you want to cover and in the order that makes the most sense to the learning. According to adult learning principles, it's beneficial to an adult learner's skill development to include some context in your when you develop courses. This helps the learner to pull from past experiences and use them as reference points, reinforcing the custom e-learning content. Now that you've gathered all the training materials and developed a course outline, are there any gaps where you might need some content development? If time is not on your side, our project management team can provide support in this area.

STEP 3: Contact Presentation Geeks

Now it's time to start developing the actual course. We will work with you to determine a cost-effective custom e-learning design while ensuring that you engage learners throughout. Here are a few of the ways that our expert designers can design custom content that can motivate learners:

VIDEO CONTENT

Tapping into auditory and visual learning styles, a video helps a learner better understand a concept. Just ask Youtube.

INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS & GAMIFICATION

Boost knowledge retention by harnessing game mechanics such as drag and drop, matching, flashcards, interactive role-playing, and more.

BRANDED CUSTOM E-LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

Our highly capable designers create custom e-learning courses that are branded to your organization's requirements preserving the experience of your company culture throughout.

LeARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (LMS)

There are many learning management systems on the market. We've worked with many different ones to help organizations host their courses. After looking at all the things that we love about a number of different Learning Management Systems, we've poured our favorite features into our own! We love it so much that we recommend it to all of our customers, however if you are currently using a different platform, we are happy to work with your current provider.

The Presentation Geeks Learning Management System is the smart way to host your e-learning courses, role our courses and gain insight through reporting. Here's a few reasons why people love it.

It Scales With Your Company

Just pay for the users you need. Prices starting at $5 per user/month

We Brand It For You

Your learners will believe your team developed your own platform!

Single Sign-On

Once your learners are signed into your company's site, they don't have to sign in to the platform again, saving them time searching for old passwords.

It's Simple to Use

In fact, once we set it up we will send you customized instructions so that you can add users, assign courses, and download reports on your own.

Self-Authoring

Accepts multiple file-formats including SCORM, PowerPoint, Mp4.

How much does custom e-learning cost?

As discussed above, there are two factors to consider when looking into setting up custom e-learning . The first price to consider when looking at custom e-learning solutions is the cost of e-learning course development. This can range in price depending on a few factors such as course length, video development, custom illustrations, and interactivity. Using one of our creative e-learning templates prices typically start at $10,000 per course and up to around $50,000 for a custom course that is highly interactive with video and custom interactivity throughout.

The second factor to consider is the price of hosting. The Presentation Geeks LMS starts at $5 per user/month.

FEATURES & BENEFITS OF E-LEARNING

E-learning provides consistent training experience across your entire organization

Don't worry about software development if you don’t have an e-learning system, we have a solution for you

Taking courses on a virtual platform allows students to create the schedule they want and access the learning resources they need whenever have free time or the energy to focus

We have corporate training experience in multiple industries

Save time and money automating course delivery, and using reports to manage employees

We have experience working with multiple Learning Management Platforms (LMS) and can help support you every step of the way

Development of an online learning course and packaged in a format that is easy to upload to your Learning Management System

All clients will be provided with a dedicated project manager to ensure project performance exceeds expectations and is delivered on time and on budget

Our team members include professionally trained teachers and understand how to deliver information in a way that is easily retainable

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Custom E-Learning Solutions

E-Learning software development has propelled job training and education into a world class experience. Though many of these platforms have existed for over a decade, the pandemic has increased their level of use and sophistication by a significant amount.

Often, you already have the content on hand in training documents, Powerpoints, videos and more. The integration of uploading this content has become more seamless with state of the art development tools on various lms solutions.

Where to start?

Are you looking for instructor led training, traditional elearning, or another elearning solution for your elearning project?

Is your goal to motivate learners, keep team members and learners engaged through great instructional design ui that supports your elearning solution?

Are you teaching soft skills or critical thinking or hoping to increase learner performance?

Or is it just for the ease of use to create accessible learning environments, support learning needs of say a sales team, utilize the subject matter experts in your business or simply create a culture of business drivers in your organization?

Getting started requires critical thinking of what some of your objectives are.

Do you choose an agency or a self-managed platform?

Office laptop with learning management software

It can be daunting to select what works right for you and your organization. But when chosen, these learning management systems reinforces the retention of material much better had it been done in a traditional classroom.

You can track progress much easier and extrapolate qualitative data to see which content to develop and which content is not impactful for your employees or students. And you can maintain your brand image and business goals through the visual design of your custom content.

You can use much more to teach now like gamification elements, online social interaction, real world situations in scenario based learning, and perhaps more creative ways to teach through video recording to support your business needs.

While you can boost the performance and productivity of your work place, there are technical challenges in managing a learning management system. If you create the content to upload for elearning solutions, will you have to learn how to use an animated video creation programming? Will you have to master instructional design principles? Will you be learning designers tips and tricks on the fly? Or is learning design not a priority to you and an agency would be more beneficial?

Below we have a list of agencies that can offer support of the development of these materials, and we also list custom elearning platforms below for your consideration, for any budget, use case, or application in mind.

Mock E-Learning classroom with chalkboard and desks on top of laptop keyboard

First up is Blackboard Learn, and we’ve mentioned them before as they’re one of the recognizable LMS platforms. Blackboard serves higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. Blackboard Learn’s organization is helpful for both teachers and students who use the program, the course materials and submissions are easily kept track of in the program.

The strongest aspect of this tool is the level of organization that Blackboard Learn offers. Because of its use in educational purposes, they’ve developed a reliable organizational flow for educators to navigate and customize their solutions.

The user interface is not always intuitive, in particular the mobile experience can lack versus its competitors, however it is still capable of multi device compatible elearning and custom elearning experiences.

Blackboard Learn is a great option for educators, and organizations alike.

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One leading learning solutions agency that can help you develop custom elearning courses is EI Design, which is an award winning agency. Not only will they help you with creating custom eLearning content, they will help you with consulting services which includes a strategy approach.

EI Design has a myriad of immersive learning solutions which include: gamification, scenario based learning, video based learning, story based learning, branching simulations, virtual reality, augmented reality, and other next gen strategies.

They seem to be very comprehensive in their approach to helping you develop content, and their website offers pretty indepth glimpses into their process, which on other sites weren’t exactly as transparent. So that’s a pretty big bonus!

Working with an agency allows you to focus on content, while they produce professional content.

Young student taking notes on e-learning training course

Moodle is a free, open source, and is constantly being updated. Moodle is a powerful tool for both internal and external training that many companies use with great success.

You will have to factor more time in the development process of your learning solution with this option unless you have a very technically savvy person on your team. Configuration requires practice and passing on this knowledge to another team mate would require some compliance training. Many organizations across the world use Moodle, so it has a wide localization support.

If your organization has an IT department or IT services, we would recommend getting the expertise of someone on that team to help create and develop the courses, training content, and custom learning in Moodle. There is no integrated marketplace either, and you will have sell your course, training or material to a client or students on a Third party site.

Though with Moodle being free, having this custom elearning platform is fantastic for all businesses, companies and organizations across the board, as some other platforms are $800/month or more, which may not suite the training needs, new courses or goals of being a content provider as a business. So long as you bill in development time, you can see a good amount of success using Moodle.

Moodle is a free-to-use option that’s a great start to creating your next elearning course. This is one of the most commonly used authoring tools.

Business man presenting futuristic webinar using e-learning solutions

Inno-Versity is another great agency to create custom elearning, elearning courses, training solutions and custom elearning content development.

They offer loads of blended learning options: interactive custom elearning development, mobile learning, scenario based that can be used to solve a creative problem or learning goals, infographics, animation, live video, eBook PDF, and podcast production that all help aid your learning objectives.

This alone tells that they can help a lot with content development, if you simply have written content or just the idea in mind, they can take you from beginning to end with many options in mind.

If you’d like to just focus on the development of a custom elearning course or delivering custom engagements, Inno-Versity is one of the various high quality training solutions.

If you do not want to have to do online training like you would with a major authoring tool, working with a company is a great option.

Smiling girl taking notes for e-learning training course

AllenComm is one of the top corporate training and award winning companies for elearning, blended learning, ILT / VILT.

They’ve worked with BD, Panera Bread, Nestle, Change Healthcare, and Beauty Counter to name a few.

They offer performance consulting, instructional design, and learning technology. Their performance consultants help create learning objectives and adult learning principles that drive behavior change.

Their design process is simplified into four steps: 1) Define impact 2) Design change 3) Create learning catalysts and 4) Drive Performance.

If you need a great learning experience in custom elearning development, such as onboarding, reskilling, leadership and compliance training, and sales enablement, then AllenComm is for you.

Young student listening to e-learning course with white headphones

Another agency that can help is Learning Pool. Learning Pool creates the content and technology solutions for your learning experience.

A neat future is their LMS is also open source. Their reporting is streamlined and their interface is responsive across all platforms.

They offer blended learning, accurate digital certification tracking, audience segmenting, and allowing you to brand the experience visually. And they offer curriculum planning, developmental needs analysis and organizational framework.

You seem to get the support of a traditional agency while having the flexibility to be creative with this platform.

We can help you with content development for your project, whether it is video content, presentation content or conversion of your materials onto an online platform.

We can help you through your ideation process of creating e-learning content from beginning to end, from beginning to you designing, or even to you pitching an idea to another elearning agency. We’re here to support you on any step in your journey!

Contact us today to find out how we can support you!

Do you have a LMS platform you enjoy or have you worked with another agency you recommend? Leave a comment down below if you have!