204 Managing eLearning Review Cycles

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, November 16

Management and Strategy


Content that’s unclear. Links that don’t work. Buttons that aren’t aligned. These things can distract from your eLearning course. You want to make sure your course is good, but if you aren’t careful, you could spend more time in review cycles than it took you to design and build it in the first place. How do you strike a balance between thorough review and your time and cost constraints?

In this session, you’ll learn how to plan for and manage reviews for instructional design, content, usability, functionality, and graphic design. You’ll explore how to set up the right systems and processes, as well as how to manage the many opinions and expectations that your stakeholders might have.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to plan for the appropriate number of reviews by the right people
  • What guidance to give about what each person should be looking for
  • How to set clear expectations about the scope of reviews
  • How to effectively estimate and communicate the impact of out-of-scope changes
  • How to manage all the little details needed to implement requested changes

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers. 

Technology discussed in this session:
eLearning review platforms, Microsoft Word, and Google spreadsheets.

Diane Elkins


Artisan E-Learning

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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