First and foremost: Welcome! You’ve made a great decision by creating an account with isEazy, the easiest authoring tool for creating e-learning courses and amazing presentations. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve put together this short guide to show you the ins and outs of your new application. Here we go!
First: project creation
The first thing you’ll see when logging into your isEazy account is the projects list. Think of each project as a learning unit: Each one of them can have different sections, activities and a final assessment. If you need your courses to have several assessments, you can create several projects: if one assessment is enough, a single well-organized project will suffice.
Click on “New Project” and you’re ready to begin. You’ll see there are two options: create a blank project, where you start from scratch, or choose a project template, where you can choose from the ones we’ve set up for you.
Tip: The number of projects you can create on isEazy and the amount of data you can store depends on the type of account you have. If you have a FREE account, click on the Improve my plan button and check out the different plans we have for you, each one designed to fit your needs.
If you just can’t wait to see how a finished isEazy project looks, create a template project, where you can see first hand all the possibilities available to you. Rest assured that creating such a cool project doesn’t require any sophisticated design knowledge on your end: we’ve got that part covered for you!
Once you’ve decided on a blank project or a template, you’ll see that each project has a “project settings” page where you can include the name, a cover image, a background, the language of the course and of the project navigation, and the font.
The backbone of each project: content
The most important section of all is “Edit Content”. The first step is deciding on a structure for your course. To do this, you can create sections and subsections, which once created you can edit to your liking. This will create an index of your course, which is very useful for measuring your students’ progress and so they can find all the information as organized as possible. Within each subsection you’ll find isEazy’s editing panel. In the center you’ll see the slide you’re working on; on the left you’ll see the list of slides for each subsection, and on the right you’ll see the editing possibilities.
Tip: If you don’t have a clear structure or you’re not sure how to organize your content, you can create a single section and subsection and work on your entire course there. Once you’ve done that, you can create the sections and subsections you think are necessary and move the slides to their corresponding place.
The heart of isEazy: layout
The first thing you have to do with each slide is choose the layout of each one. We believe this is what makes up the heart of isEazy because it’s what makes it so easy to use and, at the same time, so visually attractive. The layout defines how many cells each slide will have. We currently have more than 140 combinations of cells, so you’ll definitely find the closest layout to what you’re looking for.
The choice of how many cells you want on your slide will depend on how many items you want to include in it: you can only include one element in each cell. Elements can be basic, such as text, text on image or image only. You can also insert multimedia elements (video, audio, etc.), interactive elements (cards, galleries, hotspots, etc.), exercises, games, embedded elements from other websites, graphics, etc. We invite you to take a look at all the elements isEazy has to offer to give you an idea of the possibilities you have and decide how you want your slides to be.
You can add a background with a color or an image to each slide, so you can use it to play around with the items you include on the screen. Once you’ve created your first slide, you can copy it so all of your subsequent slides have the same style. To show you more about the possibilities of layout and elements, we’ve prepared the following articles for you:
- How do I place elements on each screen for e-learning courses?
- Why is visual clarity so important for e-learning?
- 5 ways to add interactivity to your online courses
- Do you know how to get the most out of audio in your e-learning courses?
- An image is worth a thousand e-learning courses.
- Images as metaphors: how to convey abstract concepts with images.
- How to use points of interest in e-learning courses
Validation of learning: assessment
Once you have all your course content you can do an assessment test to check how well your students are internalizing the content. If creating an assessment test is something new for you, we’ve prepared these articles on how to prepare one, as well as the differences with reinforcement activities:
- What should you ask yourself when designing an assessment test?
- When should you include reinforcement activities in your courses?
- How to produce impactful, fun reinforcement activities.
The final step: distribution
Once you’ve finished editing your isEazy course you can choose how you want to share it. You can do this using a direct link that you can send by email and that will open in the web browser, publish it to your LMS or share it on your company’s intranet. You should be the one to decide which one works best for you, since you understand the needs and resources of your business.
And once you’ve reached this step… Congratulations! You’ve created a course using isEazy!