How to Have Success with Off-the-Shelf Content

You already know that off-the-shelf content can save your organization time and money. These courses are built for a wide audience and are applicable in almost any setting. Almost. Occasionally, you’ll choose a course on safety and you’ll end up with something that doesn’t seem to apply to your learners. Or, perhaps a video learning course while great on the surface, simply doesn’t mesh with your organization’s culture. When that happens, you might wonder if access to that off-the-shelf content was worth it. Before you scrap the simple solution to your training needs entirely, consider ways to make the content your own.

One method might be to add off-the-shelf content to a larger more personalized custom course. Adding the video or course content in as a module rather than the whole enchilada allows you to make the content your own. It’s sort of like getting a candy bar with a personalized wrapper. You wrap the content that is organization specific around the pre-built content to make the most of your options.

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