The Erickson School
The Erickson School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) educates leaders how to innovate, transform, and provide solutions for the rapidly changing and diverse population. Erickson had declining enrollment and wanted to move ten of their graduate courses online to try and expand their market. They initially planned to outsource the development of the content but instead chose to use CourseArc. They saved approximately $350,000 and were able to rapidly produce high-quality content in a short amount of time using CourseArc.
Benefits of CourseArc
CourseArc is an intuitive, 100% web-based authoring tool that allows easy creation of engaging, interactive, and accessible online courses. Content creators love CourseArc’s templated design blocks and built-in quality assurance features, which allow control of their organization’s branding and ensure instructional design best practices. Integration is easy too, as CourseArc content seamlessly integrates with any LMS using LTI.
CourseArc automatically generates accessible transcripts and alternative activities. Shown here is an accessible transcript for a graph.
CourseArc is passionate about ensuring content is accessible to all learners, including those with disabilities. CourseArc allows easy creation of WCAG 2.1 AA and Section 508 compliant content and assessment. We are committed to providing a tool that develops fully accessible content that passes JAWs and other accessibility testing. Take a look at our accessibility product checklist to learn more.
Integrating CourseArc content with a Learning Management System (LMS) is seamless. Your content will appear in the LMS using Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). It will also be device responsive and look great on any computer, tablet, or mobile device, meaning learners can work in their own time and space.
CourseArc seamlessly integrates with any LMS that supports LTI. Shown here is how CourseArc displays in Canvas.
CourseArc allows you to customize your own brand. Shown here is branded content.
Prebuilt templates and icon banks make branding in CourseArc a snap. The theme editor allows you to upload a banner image or logo and select your colors. Use our icon banks and customize the color to your liking, or upload your own icons. You can edit the CSS to move or hide elements, import fonts, and more. Multi-branding allows you to rebrand/white label content for reuse or resale. Don’t want to do this yourself? CourseArc offers custom template and branding design as a service.
CourseArc supports teams to work together to build high-quality content and courses. Enhance team communication with built-in task assignments and in-context feedback. Stay up-to-date and on top of deadlines through the team member dashboard, where you’ll find personalized to-do lists and activity feeds. Our built-in workflow can even be tailored to meet your content approval process.
Course creators can collaboratively build content and are able to enroll different users with different permission levels. Shown here is a sample enrollment area.
It is easy to create content in CourseArc using our intuitive forms. Shown here is a sample form for creating a poll.
Easy to Use
CourseArc makes it easy to create high-quality online courses. There are no downloads or installations, and onboarding is quick and convenient with 24/7 on-demand training. Accessibility is simple too, as content built in CourseArc is WCAG 2.1 AA compliant. Engagement, interactivity, and device-responsive content mean your clients will be coming back to you for more courses!
Data & Analytics
CourseArc analytics for usage, progress, and performance make understanding how users are learning easy. Content creators can view which activities learners are completing and which activities they are skipping. Dashboard views for progress and detailed reporting for performance are available for both instructors/teachers and learners. Instructors and teachers can see learner responses on quizzes and other scored activities. Learner scores can also be securely passed to LTI integrated LMS gradebooks, when mastery tracking is required.
Instructors and learners can view progress and performance using our simple dashboards. Shown here is an instructor dashboard.
CourseArc has many different activities to engage students. Shown here is a drag and drop matching exercise.
High-quality course design is a snap with a variety of rich media, interactive content, and quizzing templates. You can immediately see how great your content will look on desktops, laptops, tablets, and devices with Preview. Publishing is just another quick click. Engaging content means learners will be motivated to complete the courses you create. Take a look at how easy it is to create engaging and interactive content.
Unlike other course authoring tools, CourseArc is 100% cloud-based. No need to ever install downloads or plugins or to connect with other apps. Content can be created and edited from any browser. Whether you’re at the office, working from home, or somewhere in between, it’s easy to create and manage your content with CourseArc, all the while creating engaging, interactive, and effective content.