In dance, you need the right partner. It’s the same with e-Learning. Ausdance VIC needed an LMS as fluid as the dancers they represent. Seeking to present their courses in a beautiful, engaging way, they partnered with Strawberry Solutions to produce an integrated online experience that’s accessible, creative and interactive. Find out how we harnessed our expertise to execute a flawless performance fitting for Victoria’s peak dance organisation.
Ausdance VIC is a Government recognised peak body for dance in Victoria, offering high-level strategic advice and vision for the dance sector. As a Registered Training Organisation, Ausdance VIC provides accredited VET training, and is tasked with oversight of professional dance development, courses, and accreditation. Online programs and resources form a part of the Ausdance VIC Education Program.
Ausdance VIC were seeking to present their online courses in a more engaging way and wanted an online learning experience that not only looked great, but also integrated with their student management system. A new-look online learning experience needed to be fresh, beautiful and easy to use, while at the same time supporting high quality learning outcomes.
As part of their online learning renewal, Ausdance VIC chose a new LMS that was cost effective, offered a customisable solution, and integrated with their student management system. Ausdance VIC sought a partner who could support the organisation from the get-go, from building the LMS from scratch, customisation, implementation, through to training staff on how to use the new online learning platform. The chosen partner was Strawberry Solutions.
The objective was to create a course that engaged learners, tested their understanding of the learning materials, and automatically provided a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Strawberry Solutions built Ausdance VIC’s ‘Creative Ageing Through Dance’ course into the new LMS.
Specifically, the course build included the development of visually consistent learning and assessment pages and re-mastering the audio for the videos within the course. The overall intention was to improve the student experience within a learning environment that was easy to navigate, on-brand and interactive. To achieve these objectives Strawberry Solutions edited, re-formatted and branded Ausdance VIC’s existing content before installing it into the new LMS. Illustrations and infographics were created in line with Ausdance VIC’s brand guide.
In addition to the course build, Strawberry Solutions setup the new LMS from scratch, customised the learning platform to Ausdance VIC’s specifications and further developed all learning materials for their implementation into the new learning experience. Strawberry Solutions also created a training guide and conducted a staff training session on how to use the new system.
Ausdance VIC was delighted with how their course ‘Creative Ageing Through Dance’ looked and performed within their new LMS. The online learning experience is now easier to navigate, easier to use, and is more accessible for people from all walks of life. Perhaps most importantly, the new LMS design delivers an element of creativity and beauty that aligns perfectly with Ausdance Victoria’s position as a peak organisation within the creative arts industry in Australia.