Creating Courses in SafetyNow is a way for you to train your employees using content that you create, or even content you already have. There are three main types of courses:
SafetyNow Courses from Scratch
This is when you create a course from scratch, without starting from a PowerPoint. These courses are built directly in SafetyNow. You can add a custom title slide, as many content slides as you want, and as many quizzes as you want.
SafetyNow course are all mobile compatible and run without any plugins whatsoever. They can contain images, video, audio, and text. You can also distribute your quizzes throughout the course, or save them all for a final exam. You can set the passing percentage as well. These courses can also have Retain enabled, which will send single quiz questions at certain points after learners have completed a course, helping with knowledge retention.
Create a SafetyNow course when you want to build a course from scratch using text, images, audio and/or video courses. You can start with the tutorial here.
SafetyNow Courses from PowerPoints
You have the option of uploading a PowerPoint into SafetyNow and starting your course with that. Keep in mind that this is fairly basic. The converter will take the PowerPoint file and convert it into images. Each image will be placed into an individual content slide, which you can then add audio, text, or video to.
In fact, other than starting from a PowerPoint, these are exactly the same as starting from scratch. You can add quizzes, new content slides, and enable Retain functionality.
SCORM courses are built in outside tools, then uploaded into SafetyNow. Typically, these are created using programs like Articulate, Captivate, or iSpring, although there are many others. If you have a SCORM course ready, you can simply upload it and it should work just fine.
The downsides to this are that you cannot change the course from within SafetyNow - you have to use the original tool to make modifications. Additionally, Retain functionality does not work with SCORM courses. Finally, we cannot usually troubleshoot SCORM courses - since they are created by outside tools or other vendors, it is very difficult and sometimes impossible for us to fix issues. However, if you do have issues, we'll do our best to get these resolved.