E-Learning Heroes is the world’s largest community of course creators, with more than one million members. Though it’s run by Articulate—creator of the industry-leading Articulate 360 platform—it’s a great place to get help, find inspiration, and grow your skills no matter what e-learning development tools you use.
In fact, there are so many great resources that you might be wondering where to begin. No worries! We’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to get started.
1. Review the Community Guidelines
One thing our members appreciate about E-Learning Heroes is the supportive, respectful environment. To make sure the community stays a welcoming place for everyone, be sure to review and follow these simple guidelines.
2. Fill Out Your Profile
To get the most out of the community and build your network, take a few minutes to complete your profile. To do that, simply hover over your initials in the top right corner and click on My Heroes Profile.
From there, you can upload your picture and click on Edit Profile to add your title, company, location, and contact info. Once you’ve done that, you can even add a link to a course you’ve created to showcase your work.
For tips on making good use of your profile, check out this article: How To Maximize Your E-Learning Heroes User Profile.
3. Browse the Home Page
The home page is your one-stop shop for the latest E-Learning Heroes content. You’ll find articles with instructional design tips and tricks, roundups of inspiring course examples, announcements about upcoming webinars and industry events, details about new Articulate 360 features, popular downloads, and more. We update the home page on a regular basis, so it’s a good idea to check back often.
4. Check Out Course Examples and Downloads
And if you’re still hungry for more examples and downloads after visiting the home page, you’re in luck! There’s plenty more where that came from on the dedicated Examples and Downloads hubs, created by community members and Articulate staff. You’re sure to find something that’ll help get your creative juices flowing.
5. Search for Resources
If you have a question or are looking for something specific, head over to the search bar.
Once you’ve entered your keywords, use the filters to further refine your search.
This makes it much faster and easier to find what you’re looking for. For more pro tips on searching E-Learning Heroes, head over here: 2 Easy Ways To Find What You Need on E-Learning Heroes.
6. Ask and Answer Questions
If you can’t find an answer to your question, no problem! Simply start a new discussion in our forums. If it’s an Articulate-specific question, head over to our product forums. And if it’s a more general e-learning or instructional design question, pop it in our course-building forum. Our forums are incredibly active, so you’ll receive an answer from another community member or someone from the Articulate team in no time.
And while you’re waiting for a response, why not poke around and see if there are any questions you can answer? It’s a great way to pay it forward, keep your skills sharp by coming up with solutions to other peoples’ design challenges, and get to know members of the community. It’s a win-win!
7. Share Tips and Resources
Another great thing about E-Learning Heroes is the generosity of our members. They not only share tips and tricks, they share examples—and even templates—to save other community members time. So next time you create something cool, why not share it with the community? Simply create a new discussion and pop in your tip, trick, example, or download. It’s a great way to help fellow community members and showcase your skills and expertise.
8. Participate in the E-Learning Challenges
And if you’re looking for more ways to get involved with the community, look no further than the E-Learning Challenges. Run by our very own David Anderson, they’re an opportunity to grow your skills and build your portfolio on a weekly basis by creating a mini-project around a different theme. The challenges are for all skill levels, so whether you’re new to e-learning or more experienced, it’s a great place to get feedback from others and get inspired by other members’ work.
Sound interesting? Learn more here: Why & How To Participate in the Weekly Challenges on E-Learning Heroes.
So what are you waiting for? Go forth and read the guidelines, set up your profile, and dive into the community. You’ll gain tons of knowledge and connect with many friendly people along the way! And if you want to learn more insider tips about the community, check out this helpful series of articles: Getting the Most Out of the Awesome E-Learning Heroes Community.
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