Elearning Course Navigation: Some Best Practice Advice

You can pack an elearning course full of all sorts of stylish content, such as high-quality graphics, animations and videos. But if the course navigation isn’t clear, concise and intuitive your learners may become confused or frustrated. Your course might not achieve the success you’d hoped for.

So what is best practice when it comes to course navigation? Should users have free rein to navigate through as they wish? Or should you lock the navigation to make sure they’ve read all the information? Let’s examine course navigation in more detail.


What type of course navigation?

Next and back buttons are the standard navigation technique in elearning courses. These could take the form of arrows, or simply text. While this might be a safe option, it avoids confusion and means learners won’t have to guess how to work their way through the content.

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