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We have consolidated a list of frequently asked questions from our clients.

The length of time required to complete a project or course depends on many factors, including the number of modules, size of modules, number of interactions, degree of customization, etc. On average, it takes a minimum of three months per module. Contact our team to book a consultation to discuss project timelines.

The cost of a project depends on many factors, including the number and size of modules, number of interactions, degree of customization, etc. Please book a consultation for more information.

The Course Development team curates your content into interactive and engaging modules that adheres to educational best practices. We offer expertise in educational pedagogy, instructional design principles, online learning standards, accessibility standards, graphic design, and more.

The Course Development team primarily uses Articulate 360 software, including Storyline and Rise, to create our modules. We also have experience with a variety of other learning technologies, including Camtasia, Zoom, Feedback Fruits, and several Learning Management Systems. OPDES also offers hosting solutions for interested groups.

The decision to use Storyline vs Rise depends on many factors, including the type of content, level of customization, timelines, and internet bandwidth of your users. You may also consider whether you’d like your modules to integrate with your learning management system (LMS).

Articulate Storyline is formatted like an interactive PowerPoint presentation; there is a limited amount of content that can fit on one slide. Storyline is well-suited for content that requires high engagement from the learner, as it allows for high levels of customization and interactivity on slides (such as self-assessment questions, formative learning opportunities, interactive images, and animations). These modules are also able to communicate with the LMS gradebook. Due to high levels of interactivity, Storyline modules take longer to create.

Rise, on the other hand, is formatted like an interactive Word document or blog. Rise is well-suited for content that is more text heavy or has a strong narrative. It's a simpler tool with less customization compared to Storyline, but this also makes it faster to build a module. Rise modules are smaller in size than Storyline files, so they work well for learners with limited internet access. Rise modules are also screen-responsive, meaning that the screen size will adjust based on whether the learner is using a tablet, laptop, or cell phone. It is possible to have Storyline blocks within a Rise module, increasing the interactivity available, however, each Storyline block is its own unique Storyline file and so one must consider maintenance and storage of multiple files.

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