Safe Work Planning eLearning

Stack of hard hats with tape measure sitting on ground. Text on top says Safe Work Planning eLearning - Training conversion; instructional design portfolio

The COVID-19 global pandemic left many clients struggling to keep up. There was a huge demand for online learning. FortisBC was no exception. Their in-house team of designers couldn’t keep up with the demand for eLearning. In other words, they needed help. They reached out to us to discuss options. They needed to deliver a safe work planning course virtually. The first step was to do a little analysis.

Initially, the course owners wanted to deliver the same course via virtual meetings (Microsoft Teams). However, it was clear that this wouldn’t work. Participants were too busy for training. Similarly, trainers weren’t available to deliver training. They needed a quick, engaging solution. In addition, it needed to meet the compliance requirement of delivering the content. We recommended converting the content into self-directed eLearning. However, they didn’t have time or budget to redesign the whole course.

Articulate Rise 360 was a perfect choice for a quick course. However, they hadn’t used Articulate Rise before. It was a perfect time to introduce a new style of eLearning. It would let us meet their rapid development timelines. As a proof of concept we did a short demo of the first section. As a result, they promptly approved the design.

What Does the eLearning Course Look Like?

The course introduces participants to the safe work planning process. It also reviews company-specific forms and processes. In addition, participants apply concepts in activities. After this course, participants go to role-specific, in-person training. In addition, they use the concepts in safety briefings, manager safety checks, etc.

We added self-reflection and knowledge check questions to the existing content. After that, we added work examples. The finished course lets employees receive the introduction to safe work planning materials. They don’t need to go to in-person training during the pandemic.

We created the course in three weeks and was well-received. It’s a great example of how an in-person course can be converted to eLearning. In the end, it fills a gap effectively but doesn’t reinvent the content.

Do you have classroom training that might work as eLearning? Would you like some help deciding what you need? Reach out and let us help!


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Posted on

January 24, 2022

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