Use Incognito to View Your Site from the Customer’s Perspective

Use Incognito to View Your Site from the Customer’s Perspective

When you’re creating a website, end-users and customers do not view it the same way you do as an admin (administrator). Some things may be hidden from them and if you are controlling content access people may not be granted the views you want them to see. This is...
Do Not Place Animated Gifs in Text Instructions

Do Not Place Animated Gifs in Text Instructions

Animated Gifs are very distracting. Do not place these in the middle of teaching text where people are trying to follow instructions. The purpose of an online course, or any other online instruction, is to teach the user something. The user experience needs to be...
Kim Shivler Guest Appearance on Rethink.fm Podcast

Kim Shivler Guest Appearance on Rethink.fm Podcast

On August 10, 2017, I was honored to be a guest on Jackie D’Elia’s Rethink.fm podcast. Jackie and I met on the WP-Tonic roundtable podcast and we got together to talk about WordPress Learning Management System plugins. We covered some of my favorite LMS...
Use Trello to Organize Your Online Course Content

Use Trello to Organize Your Online Course Content

Trello is an online content organization tool that allows you to organize information similar to the way you would a physical whiteboard. It has boards and cards on the boards that can be dragged between boards. Think having a whiteboard divided into sections with...
Hosting Videos for Online Courses

Hosting Videos for Online Courses

Videos are an important part of most online training courses. Hosting videos for online courses is an important decision in your course planning. Note some of  the 3rd party training platforms like Teachable and Thinkific host your videos as part of the service. Make...