Z Old eLearning Development Life Cycle

We use a very specific eLearning development life cycle to guarantee our clients get what they are expecting from their eLearning content.

The development tool(s) used for eLearning do not drive the steps in development. Each eLearning topic is developed via the eLearning Development Life Cycle diagram below and requires three individual sign-offs from the client to complete.


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The Instructional Design Document is drafted prior to all eLearning content development. It is reviewed by the client and signed off prior to the development of all content. The IDD is detailed more in the next section of this document.

Storyboard development consists of the recording of the business process and software screens, drafting of the audio script, and drafting of any questions included in the eLearning topic.

Client review of storyboards is done via printed version of each screen with attached audio script. Client comments regarding screen call outs, audio script, and questions are reviewed by eLearning developer and updated prior to production of eLearning topic. Client must sign-off on updated storyboard prior to production of topic beginning.

eLearning topic production consists of animating the screens with appropriate call-outs, adding and synchronizing audio, and adding closed caption text for Section 508 compliance if needed.

QA/QC testing of each topic, module, and course is performed by both the eLearning development team and client. Sign-off on all successfully tested topic, module, and course is required before final delivery of courses can be made.

Deployment of each completed course consists of either loading them onto the client’s Learning Management System (LMS) or SharePoint site or delivery of CD copies of the courses.

For the best results, all users should have Adobe Flash Player on their computers to view the course files. However, files can be setup for simple browser access if needed.