Design E-Learning Modules

Process for Creating or Revising E-Learning Modules for UNMC College of Medicine

Please see the UNMC E-Learning Lab’s Quick Start Guide

Contact: Office of Medical Education

  1. Initial: Contact OME to discuss possible e-module.
    • Goal of educational project
    • Measurable educational objectives
    • Intended audience
    • Projected timeline
  2. OME offers instructional design support for the creation or revision of e-learning modules. This includes:
    1. Instructional design – you provide the content and will help to organize this for an optimal learning experience for the students. This will include interactivity in the e-module, could also include gaming components and UNMC branding will always be incorporated.
    2. Graphic design – for the e-module. Or create graphics to explain something.
    3. Videotaping - if there is a process that would best be explained with video, we’ll set up a time to capture video. OME staff will edit video and add graphics to video where needed. Video can include audio.
    4. Audio – if audio is needed on any slides to explain a process, the subject matter expert would need to record this using the audio booth at the E-Learning Lab as appropriate, and then OME staff will edit the audio and put it with the slide.
    5. Multimedia - OME staff will work with the iEXCEL virtual reality team/simulation lab if animations or medical illustrations are needed.
    6. Tracking Completion and Data Retrieval – If you want to track completion of an e-module and/or if data such as quiz answers are needed: The e-module will be posted as a link in Canvas and any quiz/survey questions will be put into Canvas. OME staff will export data and send to faculty after the e-module submission deadline.
    7. Using Articulate 360 software, design the e-module.

Time needed: At least 45 days, more if possible.


  1. Faculty contacts OME about the need for an e-module (at least 45 days out) and set up a meeting to discuss and formalize a plan.
  2. Faculty creates storyboard in PowerPoint. Files can be shared via OneDrive.
  3. If multimedia – video, audio, animation – is needed, make a plan to capture these.
  4. Meanwhile, OME staff creates template in software. When storyboard/PPT is shared with OME staff, they will create the e-module. Edit any multimedia.
  5. Draft is sent to faculty via Articulate 360 to review online. Comments for revisions will be made through this online portal.
  6. OME staff will make the revisions and send to faculty for final approval.
  7. E-module is packaged into a link and posted on Canvas for students to access.
    1. Any quiz/survey questions are created in Canvas.
  8. Data – if tracking or quiz/survey questions are needed, OME staff will create those in Canvas. Both the e-module and the questions will be packaged together in Canvas.