A responsive induction course using Articulate Rise 360 and Moodle.

Thumbnails of Rise courses I created for Tyrepower

Tyrepower needed a responsive induction course that worked across all devices for its staff across Australia and New Zealand. My task was to review and update the old induction and identify ways to make it more accessible and learner-friendly.

Their new LMS was a freshly installed copy of Moodle Workplace. I could have built the course in Moodle directly using H5P for interactivity, but we decided to use an authoring tool from Articulate 360.

Screenshot of module on a smartphone

Storyline 360 vs Rise 360

To help the client decide, I converted a smaller module using both Articulate Storyline and Articulate Rise. Articulate Rise was chosen because it worked better across more devices. It presented the information across phones, tablets, or desktop computers.

Backwards design

I went through the existing and new content. I used a system called Backward design which has 3 steps.

  1. Outcomes – I first identified the good measurable learning outcomes. 
  2. Assessments – The next step is to work out assessments that were relevant to the learner – how could the learner prove they had met the learning outcome in a real-world context. 
  3. Content – The final step is to distil the content and strip out anything that doesn’t link to the assessments. This keeps the e-learning concise and as short as possible. This prevents an overload of irrelevant content – a common problem with e-learning training.

‘Chunking’ the information

The old induction was heavily text-based and needed rewriting in some areas. I reorganised, rewrote, and “chunked” that suitable information to be smaller and easily absorbed. I used my design skills to convert text into a diagram or interactive object, or I found replacement information elsewhere, e.g. YouTube videos.

Interactive diagrams

Where possible, I converted text into diagrams with clickable hot spots giving contextual information.

Screenshot of tyre cross-section with clickable hotspots
Screenshot of a interactive diagram showing the components of a radial tyre