Constellation Types

Top 5 -7

The Top 5-7 will introduce learners to the top five things they need to know about each topic. The value to focusing on the top 5-7 is to provide a succinct, searchable entry point to the topic. These will be made available digitally but can also be printed if desired.

Example A:

Example B:

Example C: and background

Job Aids and Instructional Job Aids

Job Aids can be short, one to two page condensed training that outlines steps in a process, key things to remember. Instructional Job Aids are slightly longer documents that provide a “Coles Notes” version of training on a topic. Example: In many cases, job aids can replace training or provide a more efficient form of training. In contrast to other types of training components (scenarios or videos) they are easier to maintain if changes are required.

Interactive Modules

Interactive Modules refer to online modules that can be completed in one hour or less and may contain text, video, and interactive components. Assessment checks are also usually present in interactive modules. Interactive modules can also use cases or scenarios as a way to provide a different way of applying skills or knowledge. They can be self-guided (e.g., Articulate Storyline type scenarios) or they can be text on a page that is then applied in F2F discussion groups or Lync sessions.



Challenges are small, achievable tasks that can be completed in 10 minutes or less. Some topics can have a series of challenges of varying levels of difficulty that can be sequenced and released at a weekly or more frequent pace.  A challenge series would be a star in the topic constellation. They can be completed with or without an interactive module. The learning community can also contribute/create their own challenges. They combine well with a communication change management efforts. For example, the existing change series being developed by CMT can have supplemental challenges that are completed as a way to practice skills or generate and share ideas.



Micro-videos are guided video walkthroughs of a process or procedure (e.g., systems). They are typically 15 seconds or less and contain no audio, only text and graphics. Since universal design is a requirement, the quantity of micro-videos will need to be considered in the prioritization and this approach may need to be reassessed. However, the availability of scripts will enhance the feasibility of this approach and may speed up production time.