416 B.Y.O.L.: Using Online Tools to Manage eLearning Projects

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 1



How can creating storyboards online change your writing and review process? What online spreadsheets can help you track open issues? Can you track project time online to help you better estimate projects in the future? What scheduling tools are available? These are just some of the questions we’ll address in this hands-on session. You’ll get to try out a number of online tools (some free, some fee-based) to help you better manage your eLearning development projects. You’ll walk away not only with valuable perspective on what these specific tools can do, but also with an understanding of key features you can look for and use in other tools. 

Whether you have project management experience or not, this session will help you to better manage the information you need to run your eLearning production effectively.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use Google Docs for storyboard editing
  • How to use Google Sheets for creating issues tracking lists
  • How to use MyHours for tracking time
  • How to use SmartSheet for creating Gantt charts

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Google Drive, MyHours, SmartSheet.

Diane Elkins


E-Learning Uncovered

Diane Elkins is owner of Artisan E-Learning, a custom eLearning development company, and E-Learning Uncovered, where she helps people build courses they're proud of. She has built a reputation as a national eLearning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events for ATD, The Learning Guild, and Training Magazine. Her favorite topics include accessibility, instructional design, and Articulate Storyline. She is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, as well as E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide, from ATD Press. She is a past board member of the Northeast Florida and Metro DC chapters of ATD.

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