The Erickson School
The Erickson School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) educates leaders on 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.
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 connects with any LMS using LTI.
CourseArc is dedicated to ensuring content is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. CourseArc allows easy creation of WCAG 2.1 AA and Section 508 compliant content and assessments. We are passionate about accessible content and committed to having fully accessible digital content that passes JAWs and other accessibility testing. Take a look at our accessibility product checklist to learn more.
CourseArc automatically generates accessible transcripts and alternative activities. Shown here is an accessible transcript for a graph.
Course creators can collaboratively build content and are able to enroll different users with different permission levels. Shown here is a sample enrollment area.
CourseArc enables teams to work together, creating collaborative courses with effective instruction. 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 course approval process.
Easy to Use
CourseArc was designed to be used by any subject matter expert or content creator to develop highly engaging and interactive content and assessment. There are no downloads, installations, or apps, so you can get started immediately and see how easy it is to build content using our pre-built building blocks.
It is easy to create content in CourseArc using our intuitive forms. Shown here is a sample form for creating a poll.
CourseArc has many different activities to engage students. Shown here is a drag and drop matching exercise.
CourseArc is designed to support high-quality instruction, from module design and development to the variety of engaging building blocks for content creation. Develop active learning with drag and drops, rich media, interactive graphs and maps, and more. Built in analytics allow you to understand the effectiveness of your design by tracking student progress and performance. Take a look at how easy it is to create engaging and interactive content.
Integrating CourseArc content with your Learning Management System (LMS) is seamless. Your content will appear in your LMS using Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). It will also be device responsive and look great on any computer, tablet, or mobile device, meaning students 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.
Instructors and students can view progress and performance using our simple dashboards. Shown here is an instructor dashboard.
Data & Analytics
CourseArc makes understanding how students are learning easy with new analytics for progress and performance. Dashboards and detailed reporting are available for both instructors and students. Instructors can view student responses on assessments and other scored activities. Student scores can also be securely passed to LTI integrated LMS gradebooks.
Prebuilt templates and icon banks make branding in CourseArc easy. 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 allows you to customize your own brand. Shown here is branded 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 school, the university, 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.