Critical Steps for A Successful Flash to HTML5 migration Of Your eLearning Courses

Aug 10, 2018 · 3 min read

Mobile learning has become a key priority for companies. Employees prefer the ease, convenience, and accessibility of smartphones for consuming eLearning courses.

This trend has, however, put companies having legacy Flash eLearning content in a bind as flash is not mobile-compatible.

Flash to HTML5 migration is an easy solution to modernize your training content and gain full value from them.

Futureproof Your Learning Content

Converting eLearning content into HTML5 is the best way to ensure the content can be accessed seamlessly from all types of devices. HTML5 content can also be viewed in all types of browsers.

Here are 5 steps that will ensure that your Flash to HTML5 Migration is successful :

List all the courses you want to migrate

The first step is an audit of your L&D assets to arrive at a full list of courses that need updating. This will help you estimate the scope of the project and also to prepare an action plan for your Flash to HTML5 migration process.

Identify necessary content changes

The shift to HTML5 requires a relook at the learning content itself. You may find that some content especially those developed recently can be migrated directly but the older content may need some revision, or perhaps a total overhaul for ensuring its efficacy.

Make a priority list based on your learning goals

From your audit, you will have an idea of all the learning content that need migration. Keeping in mind your L&D goals, prioritize the list of courses that need to be migrated.

Find the right tool or learning outsourcing company

At this stage, you need to figure out how you will carry out the Flash to HTML5 migration process. There are several authoring tools available in the market that can help, but each comes with limitations so do a proper evaluation.

Alternatively, you can choose to rely on the expertise of Outsourcing eLearning companies in India who have handled dozens of such projects. They will be able to provide you with relevant and timely advice ensuring a smooth migration process.

Run a pilot test

If your Flash to HTML5 migration includes the significant amount of eLearning content, then it is better to play it safe and run a pilot test. Convert a small batch of your most important course and run it by a small sample of learners. This will give you valuable feedback on whether the restructured content and the new approach is working as expected. Also get suggestions from learners on how to improve further.

Keep a regular check

Make sure to incorporate regular milestones during the Flash to HTML5 migration process to ensure content layout, its delivery and efficacy are being maintained. Troubleshooting technical and content issues proactively can avoid complications down the line.

AIMS Digital can help you give your outdated Flash-based L&D content a new lease of life. Our Instructional Design and Mobile Learning expertise will make sure you get the best out of your existing content but with increased efficacy and learner engagement.


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