Before taking the course, students arrive to a website in which there are certain features that provide with information. These features have been designed to present an attractive, accessible and understandable interface with a simple hierarchical structure.
This is an example of one course that you can take in this website with details in every step
The homepage contains a message welcoming visitors and students (1) and in its main menu offers the possibility of contacting the administrator of the teaching platform (2) without being a student. Students can login or register for the first time (3). By doing this the site will display more options that can be seen only by students who have logged in.
On the main menu, which is available on all pages, there is the option ABOUT, where students can read about the instructor (5), about his experience and certifications. Another option is the BLOG (5), designed to extend the experience and make students keep in touch with the site after taking the class by regularly posting different kind of information like tips and tricks and material related to the classes. Another option on the main menu is the SITE MAP (4), page that shows the links to the main pages and post. And the last option of the main menu is the SEARCH to seek for information within the site (4).
This course requires students to install Adobe Photoshop Software on a computer that has the basic performance for its installation, student can review the requirements (8), the home page shows to visitors the main courses with links to take the classes.
If someone enters the course page without being logged in, useful information such as the description of the class (15) and the course reviews (16) are provided to know about the course. Here people can directly contact the trainer (12) and also see the curriculum of the class (13) by clicking on the link Curriculum. Here, a new page is displayed in which whoever can view and print or digitally save the curriculum of the course. Once the person decides to take the course, he/she will have to register first.
Once students are logged in, the menu changes and they have access to the EVENTS and DRIVE (17). The Events will serve to publish events like online sessions and the drive will serve to upload material. Another option is that students can access their own page with its own menu (18).
Starting the course
At the beginning of the course, there is a welcome message and the option on contacting the trainer for any question (19). On this interface the student has the possibility to start the course (20) and also control the course (22). Although the course presents a logical sequence, most of the students can control any unit from the student progress menu (21). One of the units found here is how to install the software, but if students already have this software installed, they have the possibility to skip this unit.
Understanding the Interface
The first unit show students how to use of the interface. This page begins with a welcome message to the unit and a review of the content (23). The unit is divided into steps and in the first step (24) students can discover the interface. A second step instructs to download the files that will be used in classes (25), from here, there are two areas from which students can download the files (26).
The following unit explains the process to install Adobe Photoshop software (27).
The following window, students can review the Rubic for the Photoshop Class (27b)
This is the main unit of the course, where students are taught to create a photomontage (28). They have two options to follow the class, one is video that includes closed captions (29) and the other is a written guide with all the steps (30).
The 6 videos:
Class and Video 1 : Creative concept
Class and Video 2: Color Theme
Class and Video 3 : Steam punk style
Class and Video 4: Style Fire
Class and video 5: Robot style
Class and Video 6: 3D elements
At the end of the guide the last step (31) gives different options to solve questions, including the option of a live session with the instructor (32), by filling a request form (33). On the last step there is a link to start the quiz (34).
The quiz page contains information about the instructions and timing (35). Once the quiz has begun, the clock starts ticking (36), and hints are given for each question (37).
After answering, the correct answer and the explanation is shown (38). At the end of the quiz you can access the summary of the questions, this test can be taken 3 times.
At the end of the course, students are asked to leave a review on their experience of having taken the course.
In the LMS, instructors can see the activities and progress of the students, and can review the quiz results. With this, the instructor can evaluate the students progress and assess the learning activities.
Connect with Eugene
After students take any class and if they have a question, they have a few options to connect with the trainer:
The Forum: to ask any questions related to this class click on the following link:
Contact Eugene: They can use the contact form the following link:
Live session: There is a live session after classes using de software Zoom. With this option, they can chat, connect by voice or video conference with the trainer, but first, they have to install the software on their computer. Instructions on the following hyperlink: