Minimal Effort, Maximum Impact: Three Tips for Transforming your PowerPoint Presentations to Online Modules

When you survey your training resources, do you see an abundance of PowerPoint presentations that are typically delivered in a classroom setting? If yes, you are not alone! This time-tested training method works, but has its limitations. If you are ready to shift your training to a more flexible digital environment, you might be wondering how… and what to do with all those PowerPoints?! Here are 3 tips to work with what you’ve got!

 

One: Convert

 

Most leading authoring tools include an “import PowerPoint” feature (Articulate Storyline) or are a PowerPoint add-on (iSpring Presenter). All you have to do is pull in your existing slides and output an LMS-ready SCORM or xAPI file. You could literally stop right there! You have already taken a big step, but if you want to see what else you can do, check out the next two tips.

 

Hint- After importing a PowerPoint, preview it first to make sure all the text, images, and animations are exactly where you want them.

 

Two: Enhance

 

Now that your training material will be delivered virtually, your users won’t have a live person with whom to interact. It’s a great idea to keep your users interested in the content by adding some interesting interactions. Most authoring tools come with several great pre-built options. For example, users can explore information using a slider or click to reveal. If you want to check that your users are understanding the material, add a few quiz questions like a multiple choice, true/false, or an interactive drag and drop question.

 

Hint- Publish your eLearning as SCORM 2004, 2nd or 3rd edition and passed/failed to ensure all of the great performance data gets sent to the Learn-WiseGo reports.

 

Three: Incentivize and Deliver

 

Upload your courses to Learn-WiseGo and distribute them to your users. Incentivize course completions with reward points and customized certificates of completion. Track completion rates and user performance in customizable and dynamic reports.

 

Do you have PowerPoint presentations you are ready to transform into digital learning tools? Contact us for ideas and support.

3 Tips to Maximize Your Classroom Training with Learn-WiseGo eLearning

It’s hard to imagine a time when there will be zero in-person, hands-on training. Classroom training will always be a necessary part of a comprehensive training and education program. There are some things you can only accomplish in-person: getting your hands a product, going through a live procedure, role-playing scenarios in real-time, etc. You also can’t beat the relationship and team building that naturally occurs when people are together in the same room.

But classroom training is expensive and time consuming- from cost of the travel and hotel accommodation for every attendee to the time each person has to take away from their daily responsibilities. So you need to make every minute of classroom training count.

There are several ways to do this using eLearning and Learn-WiseGo.  Here are three tips:

ONE: Preparation/Qualification

Create an eLearning module to make sure everyone arrives with the same baseline of knowledge. There is little value in spending your classroom time going over definitions or key terms. Give them an introduction to your product/service/training topic so everyone will be prepared to dig into the details when the training starts.

We have even seen some clients take it a step further and not allow users to even register for in-person training until they have achieved a certain level of training.

Tip! Use the Training Module Score Analysis report to identify most-missed questions and identify weak points you can focus on during your training.

Incentivize it! Set up a Rewards Program around your pre-classroom training. First one to the top gets an upgraded room, upgraded flight, or maybe just a big round of applause – your choice, of course.

TWO: Pre-training Support Resources

Take advantage of the Learn-WiseGo library to build a resource center. Advertise it to your users so they have the chance to browse the material and familiarize themselves with the material in advance – without the pressure of a test.

Tip! Library materials can be made available for download to be easily accessed offline. This is a great option for anyone taking a long flight to your classroom training.

Of course, the Library will also be available after your classroom training, and you can continue to add resources to it in order to provide continued support.

THREE: Post-training follow-up

 Solidify lessons learned by following up a few times after the training is over and everyone has gone home. Repetition and review of the training material will help it stick.

If you used Learn-WiseGo to register everyone for your classroom training, you have the option to attach an eLearning module that will automatically release to users after the training is over. You can also give users a Certificate of Completion for the in-person training. This is very important for their training history and records.

Best practice! Conduct a post training survey using the Learn-WiseGo survey function to gather feedback and improve future training sessions.

Have you used Learn-WiseGo to prepare for your classroom training? Let us know how it went!

Questions, ideas, or suggestions? Contact your account manager or send a message to info@magnifigroup.com.

Learn-Wise European User’s Conference Next Week!

We are excited to host our 5th annual European User’s Conference next week on Wednesday, 6 June in Frankfurt, Germany.

The conference will focus on online training solutions for medical device companies and feature our new learning system Learn-WiseGo.

We are also pleased to announce an exciting, last-minute development: a presentation by on the European Regulatory framework, Medical Device Regulation (MDR).

We are excited to welcome our attendees representing medical device companies from across Europe.

 

Want to join us? Know someone who might be interested? Space is still available!

Contact Kristin Leeman to register.

kleeman@magnifigroup.com

+49 175 589 7234

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need Help? More Online Support Resources Available!

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We are pleased to work closely with our clients. That’s why we are always on the other end of the phone or zipping a response back to your inbox as fast as possible.

But, for the times when you want to look up something on your own, we can help.

We have a comprehensive support site filled with dozens of FAQ articles and Video Tutorials for both site administrators AND for end-users.

Need a reminder on how to import a list of new users using a spreadsheet? There’s an video tutorial for that.

User struggling with how to download his own certificates? Share this FAQ.

We also have several other specialized resources to help you with things like:

  • Planning your transition from Learn-Wise to Learn-WiseGo
  • Launching your eLearning program
  • Getting your Users started with the Learn-WiseGo App

We will be sharing these over the next few weeks, but if you just can’t wait, please contact your account manager.