Centre for Continuing Education

E-learning Course for your Business

E-learning. Learn how to take teaching online.

Learn E-learning the smart way with E-learning training courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This e-learning course is ideal if you need to create product training materials; or would like to set up an online training for your professional service; or you are involved in teaching at any level.

This introductory e-learning training course looks at ways of creating successful online training material as learning objects such as videos, podcasts, presentations then linking them to a platform such as an LMS, Blog or a CMS.

This e-Learning training course will include hands on exercises using a pre-installed LMS application on the server, each student can then create and upload their own training learning objects created in class.

Course content

This e-learning training course covers the following topics:

Introduction to E-Learning

  • Planning (technology, products, budget, marketing)
  • How to get started
  • Benefits of e-Learning
  • Limitations and challenges of eLearning
  • Evaluation of e-Learning Models and learning theory
  • The use of FREE tools
  • Exploring LMS’s available on the market

Content and structure

  • Key elements of course structure
  • Creating online activities and engagement
  • Creating online assessment
  • Working with content (Text is King)


  • Using effective Powerpoint and slides techniques
  • transforming Powerpoint into powerful flash content
  • Converting Powerpoint to web pages

Authoring Tools

  • Free vs Commercial tools
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate – Rapid eLearning

Digital Stories

  • Why include digital stories
  • Steps for creating effective video clips
  • Tools required (hardware, software)
  • Creating your online channels
  • Working with Youtube


  • Steps in creating effective Podcasts
  • Tools required (hardware, software)
  • PM3, Apple iTunes and RSS Feeds
  • Embedding Podcasts to website, blogs and other channels
  • Adding Podcasts to search engines

Exploring browser extensions for content editing

  • Apps for Google Chrome
  • Apps for Mozilla Firefox

Creating activities

  • Assignment, Forum, Quiz, Wiki, Surveys , Blogs, Journals

Content Integration

  • Moodle (Learning Management System)
  • Joomla (Content Management System)
  • Wordpress (Blog Websites)
  • Web 2.0 sites

Mobile Learn

  • What is mobile learn (mLearn)
  • Benefits and challenges of mobile learning
  • Setting up mobile learning

Marketing e-Learning

  • Online marketing
  • Social Media marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Off-line marketing

Course delivery

Delivery of this e-learning training course will occur over two days (12 hours) as face to face mode. Participants will have access to a hosted LMS application throughout the session to evaluate how an eLearning course with uploaded content would functions.

Course outcomes

Upon completion of this e-learning training course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of learning management systems available
  • Develop engaging learning objects to be used on websites, blogs and LMS’s as part of the online learning process
  • Login to an online LMS and explore ways of creating and linking learning objects
  • Identify the different on-line and off-line marking strategies that are available


  • Free repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Free USB flash drive
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Student notes – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • This course has an excellent presenter who has so much valuable knowledge to share.

  • Tutor was fantastic! A very informative and inspiring teacher who made unfamiliar material and techniques very accessible. Also provided specific instructions/plans/resources that will keep me learning for many months (and beyond). I will change the way I approach e-Learning from now on.

  • The course was great. I just don’t have time to investigate e-Learning solutions for the work I do, so it was really helpful to be able to tap into the tutor’s amazing experience to fast track my own knowledge. I came away with information that is going to make an impact in my workplace.

  • What a great course, completely fascinating from start to finish. The tutor is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. I learnt more and was inspired more than I had anticipated. I’d highly recommend this course, it was also a lot of fun!

  • Thank you – this course was professional and catered to my learning needs!

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the course with an experienced professional and personable tutor, clearly passionate about eLearning and technology integration. Greatly appreciate the action-packed and informative course. I highly recommend this course for learning and development professionals.

  • My tutor’s enthusiasm for the subject and vast knowledge was second to none, and it made this course both enjoyable and extremely worthwhile.

  • As an Indigenous mum returning back into the workforce I found the e-learning for business a fantastic course. I have recently graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management and believe that taking the course in e-learning will give me a real edge.

  • The tutor was great. He really had the knowledge in e-learning and online tools, and was willing to pass it all on. I believe I walked out with a good knowledge of available tools which will benefit my career.

  • The tutor was well organised and obviously an expert in this area. They provided a well paced, well planned overview of the material.

What others say.

  • My tutor's enthusiasm for the subject and vast knowledge was second to none, and it made this course both enjoyable and extremely worthwhile.