Seeking opinions and suggestions

I am almost finish creating a training for staff and have used some of the great suggestion from the forum (Dave and Jeanette, Thanks so much).  I am including a link to my draft in the hopes for some guidance with some of the long and static slides (SMEs want everything but the kitchen sink included).  I've included an link to the content and I appreciate any suggestions you may have.  Thanks in advance for your time.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/38298907/Work%20Place%20Etiquette.zip

4 Replies
Jeanette Brooks

Hi Maureen! Nice job, and congratulations on building your course!

The audio sounds great, and you had a lot of nice choices for images! Also great job with sync'ing animations to "build" your slides with your audio. I also liked your use of the spotlight annotation!

Another thing that was really nice was the graphical choices in some of the quiz questions, where learners need to choose what's appropriate and what's not.

Here are some thoughts & suggestions that I wrote down while I was making my way through your course. I hope this is helpful!

  • Are there supposed to be some items in the Attachments tab? The audio on several slides (such as 5, 6, 8, 11) refer to a "Learn More" tab and tell the learner to click on a document, but I didn't see any up there.
  • On slide 2, the 3 buttons are slightly out of alignment, you can select them all, go to the Format tab in PPT, and choose Align>Align Top to even them up.
  • You might want to adjust some of the titles in the Outline tab in the sidebar, so that learners are crystal-clear about each selection. For example, there are some places where it looks like there are duplicates (such as slides 10 & 11, or 13 & 14, or 18 & 19) When 2 slides have the exact same title like this, it might be confusing to the learner, or they might think it's a mistake. You can change the text in the sidebar by going to Slide Properties and double-clicking the slide title. Maybe just add "part 2" or "continued" to the second instance, so learners know that the slide is not a duplicate.  
  • Slide 15 feels really long. Is there a way you could break this up a bit and subdivide the content? Maybe show some specific examples for each?
  • On the self assessment, the questions 2 and 7 are multiple response questions. If you intend for users to select more than one answer for these, it's a good idea to tell them that they need to mark more than one answer.  2nd question is a multiple response but it looks like
  • Should the Self Assessment button on slide 23 take the learner to slide 24? Right now it goes to slide 27. I don't see a way for the learner to get to slides 24/25/26 unless they click on those slides directly in the sidebar.
  • Question 6 & 7 seem almost the same.
  • The only question in the Self Assessment which gave me a feedback pop-up was Question 6. Should all feedback be disabled?
  • The score values on the individual questions aren't all the same. Each question has 6 points possible, except for question 6, which has 10 points. Seems like it should be 6 points like all the others.
  • The scoring table on the result slide seems pretty lenient. Right now the learner only needs 20 points out of 46 to be considered "Professional." I would raise the standard.
  • The Print Results button on the result slide won't actually print the full quiz detail unless you also enable the Review Quiz button. Check out this post for more info.
  • On the "Women's Department" quiz, rather than use a feedback pop-up on the multiple response questions, you might consider branching the learner to a blank slide instead, where you show them very specific feedback about exactly which choices were correct, and which weren't. For example, on the first question, if I mark JUST the shoe and nothing else, the feedback says "OK for the beach but not appropriate for work." This feels kinda confusing.
  • On the "Women' Department" quiz, once I'm finished I go directly to the "Men's" quiz. Is that what you intended? Do you want to instead branch to the "Takeaways" slide?
  • On the "Men's" quiz, slide 2, the audio says "Choose the shoes that are appropriate" and the slide says "Choose the shoes that are NOT appropriate."
  • The "No Rush" slide won't appear to learners unless they click forward from slide 28 (which they probably won't do, since the narration tells them to click "Men's" or "Womens" to branch to a specific quiz.
Maureen Wilson

Wow Thanks for taking the time to go through this, Jeanette.  I will fix all those wonkey things.  I did not include the attachments intentionally due to file size, as I was initially trying to upload the file to the forum. Love the Couple of questions about these comments:

  • The only question in the Self Assessment which gave me a feedback pop-up was Question 6. Should all feedback be disabled? 

For some reason the default is enabled only for this question and I can't figueout how to turn it off.  Am I just not looking in the right place?

  • On the "Women' Department" quiz, once I'm finished I go directly to the "Men's" quiz. Is that what you intended? Do you want to instead branch to the "Takeaways" slide?

I set branch to Takeaways slide in slide properties and it functioned correctly in the preview.  Did I miss something else I should set?

  • On the "Women' Department" quiz, once I'm finished I go directly to the "Men's" quiz. Is that what you intended? Do you want to instead branch to the "Takeaways" slide?

I'll move the no rush slide.

  • On the "Women's Department" quiz, rather than use a feedback pop-up on the multiple response questions, you might consider branching the learner to a blank slide instead, where you show them very specific feedback about exactly which choices were correct, and which weren't. For example, on the first question, if I mark JUST the shoe and nothing else, the feedback says "OK for the beach but not appropriate for work." This feels kinda confusing.
  • Isn't there a screenr on feedback branching rather the the feedback popup?

    Thanks again.

    Jeanette Brooks

    Hi Maureen! See if this info helps:

    For some reason the default is enabled only for this question and I can't figure out how to turn it off.  Am I just not looking in the right place?

    • In Quizmaker, go to the question where you want to get rid of the pop-up feedback. In the "Feedback" area you'll see some text; just go ahead and delete that text, and that will prevent any pop-up from appearing. After the learner answers the question, they'll just branch immediately to whatever question comes next.

    I set branch to Takeaways slide in slide properties and it functioned correctly in the preview.  Did I miss something else I should set?

    • Try this: go to your quiz placeholder slide, and click the Properties area at the bottom. Change the first two items "When user passes" and "When user fails," so that when the user passes or fails, they jump to the Takeaways slide.