reating digital learning courses isn’t easy.
Over the past couple of decades, the tools that eLearning consultants use have become complex, bogged down with confusing features, and only accessible for companies who can afford to pay for developers and experts. Projects could take weeks or months, and in the end, companies found themselves locked out of the content they paid for by the expertise gap, unable to keep it up-to-date without paying even more.
With over 20 years experience in the eLearning industry, our Co-Founders saw a critical need to be met.
“Demand for learning is escalating, the need for up-skilling is accelerating and knowledge is draining from organisations. We saw an opportunity to pour all our learning design expertise into a tool that would give every individual around the world the power to create high impact learning,” shares CEO and Co-Founder Lisa Vincent.
Digital learning is becoming more and more critical for organisations looking for agile, skilled workforces. As the world shifts more and more towards remote and hybrid working, great digital learning should be available for everyone, on every budget.
That’s why HowToo was built. HowToo is a tool to enable everyone to create beautiful and effective digital learning courses.
Easily build online courses
HowToo puts the power back in the hands of teams to quickly and easily create professional quality learning experiences.
HowToo combines over 20 years of experience with the latest learning science principles to create templates and layouts proven to engage learners and maximise knowledge retention.
This commitment to learning science that works has been a foundational value for HowToo. “At the end of the day, we want the learner coming away from the learning experience having not only enjoyed it, but with really useful new skills that bring about significant change in their day to day work life," says Co-Founder Jenny Barltrop.
Starting with a template, you can mix and match a wide range of media, interactive elements, navigation themes and assessment options in every course, all stamped with your organisation’s branding so that you can meet all your organisation’s training, learning and compliance needs in record time.
It’s a method that has appealed to our customers. “We love that we can create such different looks from one learning object to another. Our designers are able to create images, input into HowToo, and then the editor can add all elements together with just a few clicks. Once familiar with the various blocks, it is simple and even therapeutic to set the different specifications for each new page. In the end, we have a quality product that we can pass on to the client,” says Jenny Schoellkopf, Project Director for bellette.
Together with our unique, drag-and-drop storyboard functionality that gives you a birds-eye view of your courses, our inbuilt library of gorgeous images and videos, and one-step publishing, you’re only a few clicks away from a complete learning experience, ready to be delivered online, or via your existing Learning Management System.
We also offer a range of ready-to-go courses, designed by learning experts that can be added to your account, branded to your organisation and deployed immediately to meet urgent training needs.
The most accessible authoring tool
Another non-negotiable value for HowToo is our commitment to meeting Level AA of the WCAG 2.1 standard of web accessibility.
This means that HowToo has pledged to make our course creation tool and the courses published by the tool as useable as possible for people living with a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, motor and intellectual impairments.
This commitment has been a rewarding challenge for the team. As our Lead UX/UI Designer Ken Ip shares, “this priority has radically shaped the design and development of HowToo. At every stage, we have sought to engage with people living with disability to hear about the challenges they face, and involved them directly in our testing processes.”
By meeting Level AA of WCAG 2.1, we’re assisting business, government and non-profit organisations to meet their internal accessibility standards, and boosting the experiences of all our users.
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It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg or take an expert to produce high quality learning experiences that produce real change in an organisation.
HowToo puts the power back in the hands of your team to create, deliver and maintain digital training with a tool that is easy to use and produces beautiful results.
Our customers continue to testify to the many benefits of HowToo. “What appealed was that HowToo is a rapid development authoring tool which is aimed at people with little or no eLearning design experience… that’s me! It’s straightforward while allowing you the opportunity to get creative. The learning blocks are all there for you to choose from without having to design them. It’s easy to amend and embellish as needed. It’s so easy to use and yet the finished product looks professional and polished,” shares Kirsty Gaal, Learning and Development Business Partner for Campbelltown City Council.
If you’re interested in experiencing HowToo for yourself, why not start a free trial today? You can create an unlimited number of courses and explore the features. You won’t even need your credit card.