This is a blog post made by Pinja, a BBA student. I am a trainee at Apprix doing my internship in content creation and during my internship I will be writing three blog posts about Builder. This is the first one of them.
My first contact with Apprix Builder came from training courses created by others, and I watched a couple of them before I started to use the tool myself. My first impression was that for end users these training courses are really easy to comprehend. I also knew right away what needs to be clicked to progress through the training course, and what needs to be clicked to give a response to a task.
Soon I also got an opportunity to learn how to use the tool, actually it happened on the very first day of my internship. When I saw the vision of how training courses are made, it first seemed a bit confusing and there seemed to be many elements. However, when I was able to try it myself, and when I understood the basic principles of how elements work, I quickly got the grasp of the Builder, and I learned to choose the right element for each of the situations.
On the second day of my internship, I started to put together a training course on the subject that interests me – baking with sourdough starters – as a part of my work practice. I tried boldly to use as many elements as I can, because I realised that the best way to learn is to do and try. When I had spent some time on creating the training course, it began to feel comfortable and I started getting new ideas of various possibilities. I thought that learning would take a lot of time, but I mastered the basics in my first week already.
In the first month of my internship, I have been able to produce, in addition to my own practical training, different language versions for customers. Producing versions in different languages is really simple, it mostly involves copying and pasting, but this has also given me additional experience and confidence in using the Builder tool. I have had no actual difficulties or problems with Builder, except for some minor issues, which I have solved quickly with the help of others.
I would like to encourage every other new Builder user to boldly experiment with different elements and to take advantage of them in many ways in the training process. A brief user training, that I was provided as well, offers sound basic skills and possibilities to get going. During this time, of course, you will not be able to learn everything, but experimenting is really worthwhile and educational.
I still have two months left of my internship, and I believe that over this time I’ll learn a lot more. As you might have guessed, I have found that using the Builder is technically very easy. However, I believe that I still have a lot to learn over the coming months, when I will be able to create more content myself, and also think about the educational side of the tool. I hope that in future I will be able to produce more in terms of content and using my creative skills.
Communications and Content Coordinator Trainee, Apprix Oy
Visual marketing student