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Dan Crowe

One technique I use is to pepper my courses with knowledge checks - mini-quizzes. Occasionally I will use some levity: interrupt a particularly dry series of slides with a jarring sound and graphic (e.g. screeching brakes and a Stop sign) and ask the user to click an image of a sleeping person to "wake" them up.

Andy Hargreaves

I'm in the same boat Leanne, and only down the road from you! I've just completed a refresh of our General Insurance Code of Practice course, and there's no getting away from it...it's very information heavy.

As Dan and Danielle said, I broke it down into sections and added knowledge checks at the end of each section. I found it quite difficult to make it interactive, but add in some tab and timeline interactions to break things up a little. Maybe include some clickable images to show bits of info too. There's some great examples in the Downloads section to get you going.

Ant Pugh

Maybe you can use scenarios instead of just projecting information at the learner?

I am also currently building a compliance course for a client, and I have used this technique. Ie. as the work their way through the scenario, they find the information they need. It means that they are exposing the information for themselves, rather than just being fed the content and then tested on it? 

You can then still use little quizzes as Dan suggested, which would make it a really interactive course.

I think the question of making compliance courses more interesting has come up a few times, you might find this and this thread useful too :)