BOABC Online Learning Program

BOABC Online Learning Program

We used instructional design techniques to convert modular training from instructor-led materials into a full online program. Challenge The Building Officials’ Association of BC needs to offer their level one training program to a larger audience. The audience is across the province of BC. This makes in-person training challenging. Solution We started with the instructional design for one module, or lesson. We took the existing trainer guide and wrote an eLearning outline. The outline includes a description, topics, learning objectives, and the lesson quiz questions. After the client approved the outline, we turned it into an eLearning course. We designed a template and style based on the client’s preferences. Once the client approved the initial lesson, we repeated the process for all 13 of the lessons in level one. The online program will incorporate the lessons when they are all reviewed and approved. The lack of images and learning activities in the existing content proved challenging. We solved image challenges by adding relevant stock photos and repurposing diagrams. Diagrams with markers, tabbed interactions, and review questions provide activities throughout the lessons. Prompts in the course encourage learners to read sections of the building code. Each lesson also has a printable workbook. It gives learners even more practice with relevant concepts. Contact us to see the live module in our full portfolio. instructional...
Technical Safety BC Personal Gas Monitors Course

Technical Safety BC Personal Gas Monitors Course

This course is an overview of a personal gas monitor that Technical Safety BC employees use when they enter confined spaces. Challenge Technical Safety BC employees attend in-person confined space training. The external vendor’s training doesn’t include instruction on how to use the personal gas monitor. Employees need this instruction before they can perform confined space entries. Solution Employees now take an online learning module after the confined space training. The content is from the technical documentation for the specific instrument model. The client took detailed photos for each step based on a shot list we provided. We organized the technical documentation into simple step-by-step procedures. Learners follow along with step-by-step instructions by practicing with their personal gas monitor. The short quiz at the end tests learners’ ability to recall the steps. Finally, the included job aid is a take away reference for learners to use on the job. The layers and triggers in Articulate Storyline allowed us to build interactive step-by-step procedures. Also, on-screen buttons give visual cues to learners about how to proceed through the course’s activities. We created a fresh design for the course. We branded it to match Technical Safety BC’s internal standards. Contact us if we can help develop technical training for your organization. Articulate Storyline...