I am genuinely very excited to have created my first course using the Adapt from Can Studios authoring tool. (Although – ssshhh – turns it out it’s not so difficult. Try it if you don’t believe me.)
Before I go any further – credit for the gorgeous graphics and custom CSS in this course goes to the talented Radina of the Can Studios design team. Watching her work in Adapt definitely makes me conscious of my incompetence.
But despite my basic skill level, it was pretty quick and easy to create a working piece of elearning for my very own content and questions. With no previous experience. I really do think that’s exciting because with flexible working comes the need for flexible learning and development. With Adapt from Can Studios just about anyone can create interactive, digital courses to be used anywhere, on any device – as I have proved!
No matter how niche your content – elearning is possible and affordable.
Lite mode and Preview editor – exclusive features of Adapt from Can Studios – were definitely a big help in getting started. As was a quick tour of the basics from an old hand (which Can offers all users). And with that – I was off!
In my career I’ve worked on all sorts of communications and publishing projects – and oh how this tool would have opened up the creative options!
Of course – effective elearning must bring together subject expertise, sound pedagogical principles and good graphic/media design. Just because you can build a course yourself, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should. (This is perhaps the moment to reassure Can Studios’ customers that my elearning content creation is strictly limited to sample and demo material!)
But it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. At Can Studios we work with clients right along a continuum – from do-it-yourself through to do-it-all-for-you:
Subscription only – With an Adapt from Can Studios subscription we take care of set up, hosting, back ups and tech support. So if you have instructional and media design skills in-house, you can just log on to your own secure server and start creating.
Jump start – Our elearning experts provide a tailored combination of template courses, intensive support and elearning consultancy to help deliver your initial Adapt-based project(s) effectively and efficiently while you’re building in-house capability.
Full service, bespoke content – Our team can work with your subject experts to a develop a high level design, devise custom content, and build it: from storyboards to media assets and testing. We deliver a SCORM-compatible zip-file ready for any LMS. Full service clients still have the option to make future edits themselves with Adapt from Can Studios (or the open source tool – we’re committed to compatibility).
So if you think fully custom, responsive elearning could open opportunities for your business…
- see what Adapt elearning can do with our sample courses
- imagine what you could do smarter/faster/better with custom elearning
- try Adapt from Studios – FREE for 30 days.
I’ll happily give you the beginners guided tour by screen share – no question too basic! Give me a call.
(Feel free to ask for a fully qualified techie if you want to get into the nitty-gritty straight off!)
Now really – please do look at the new course sample about Our Solar System!