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January 19, 2023

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First steps when using MATRIX

So you’ve decided to use MATRIX to create engaging online courses, but you’re not so sure how to get the ball rolling. To give you a helping hand, we have prepared a few steps you could follow when starting out with MATRIX:

  1. Signing up for a site

    5 minutes. You can create your own site from our Sign up page. We only need your company name, a username and a password. With just a few clicks you can sign up for our free trial.

  2. Customizing your site

    1 hour. This includes customizing your site with your own logo, color scheme, URL, portal images, panels, and social media icons. If required, we can provide web design consulting services to help you with any customizing needs that you might require.

  3. Creating accounts for administrators and instructors

    20 minutes. This is usually easily done using our web form option for creating accounts. We also support many other kinds of account creation, such as API, LDAP, email invitations, or bulk import.

  4. Creating an outline of each course

    1 - 3 hours per course. This requires basic instructor skills and domain knowledge to determine what each course will cover and create the content outline.

  5. Creating competencies for each course (optional, but recommended)

    1 - 3 hours per course. You can create your own competencies in MATRIX or upload your own, then tag course content with the competencies it should be teaching and assessing.

  6. Creating the materials for each module

    1 - 4 hours per module. This is the most time intensive part of implementation, and depends on whether you want to upload your own content or create new content. Our authoring tool makes it easy to create engaging modules fast.

  7. Creating the assessments for each course

    1 hour per assessment. All types of assessments can be created easily. Comprehensive randomized quizzes that select from a question bank can take a little longer.

  8. Beta testing the courses

    1 day per course on average. This depends on the complexity of the course. You show it to a small sample of users and then adjust it based on their recommendations where possible.

  9. Creating the learning paths (optional)

    30 minutes per learning path. Paths are courses that can have goals as sections, where each goal can represent another course or a certificate. Adding a path is fairly easy, with just a few options to configure.

  10. Configuring the course catalog

    20 minutes. This simply requires selecting from several layout options. We recommend using attractive pictures for each catalog category, which can easily be purchased from a stock photo site.

  11. Configuring e-commerce

    30 minutes. Select your desired payment gateway and set prices for your courses. You can also create coupons, discount codes, bundles, subscriptions, and even sell digital media items.

  12. Creating learner accounts

    30 minutes if using a bulk upload. We also support many other kinds of account creation, such as self sign-up, email invitations, API, LDAP, and purchasing a course via our e-commerce system.

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