[laba] Working together to create and author elearning for the Health Service, Care and Emergency Service

March 31, 2020 0 Comments

Working remotely so you can continue to create great e-learning content

In these unprecedented times, we find ourselves being asked to remote work from the comfort of our own homes without being at all prepared. This is definitely true when trying to continue creating good eLearning material alongside your team of professional staff and subject matter experts without the correct tools to do so. There is an array of authoring software available on the market today but if you use software systems such as Articulate, Captivate or Lectora on your desktop at work, how are you expected to create anything new, and access existing eLearning material without having remote access to your work computer? It would seem next to impossible, unless your IT department were prepared and had setup access to all your material online. You can of course download a version of your authoring tool onto your home laptop or computer, but that doesn't solve the problem of getting access to the files you need. So it doesn't just end there. How do you get easy access to these files, and continue to manage different versions of my modules, at the same time as trying to get sign off from the right people?

As one potential customer said to us, "we are being asked to think outside the box" and when asked why said, "...because we have installation of Captivate on our PC's we now can't access at home".

So what are the options right now. One is our new online authoring system, LAB Advanced. Our system allows everyone to work together online as a team and continue to create good eLearning content. It's simple and easy to use with a selection of 'How To' videos available on our YouTube channel (learnPro YouTube Channel). All you need is your written material (PowerPoint, Word), and you can quickly turn that into an engaging, responsive eLearning course available on all desktop and mobile devices.

You will also get access to video streaming software, StreamV to manage all your video content and easily add these to your courses. StreamV encodes your video to stream in government type networks with high and low bandwidth. For more information please visit:

We have seen an increase in the creation of COVID-19 related courses with tutorial videos to instruct nurses on how to use different types of ventilators, and these courses are shared within our Course Catalogue.

LAB Advanced and StreamV are part of our authoring suite and sit within the Package Manager. Package Manager is an online area designed to build, manage and distribute all your eLearning courses and assessments, alongside the ability to share content with other similar organisations.

We built this to let the NHS work together with Social Care, Fire and Council sectors. The results have been amazing with more collaboration and sharing of content than ever before.

You can contact us for help and advice via email or use our online chat where one of our advisors can talk you through any queries you might have.

The analytical dashboard (pictured below) lets you see instant snapshot of your organisations progress and status.