Course Audit: Step 1 Course Orientation

Dr. Sarah J. Huibregtse

Founder @ Hubrex Designs & Café
Fractional Chief Learning Officer

H. Reflection: Deep Dive


To guide you through a structured analysis of your course’s orientation and onboarding process, enabling you to identify and implement strategic improvements that enhance the initial learner experience and set the foundation for a successful results driven journey.

Note: You are now accessing the full “Course Audit: Step 1 Course Orientation” — a comprehensive resource for enhancing your online course. Enjoy your journey to excellence!

Strategic Insights

Optimizing Course Orientation: Reflect & Enhance

With the completion of the Step 1 Course Orientation Audit, you have laid the groundwork for a thorough reflective journey.

It’s time to delve into the qualitative details of your course’s initial touch points and chart a path for an exceptional onboarding experience.

Reflect on the insights gained from the key areas you’ve meticulously audited:

  1. Navigation Overview: Assess the platform’s interface and ensure learners can easily find modules, resources, and tools.
  2. Getting Started Instructions: Refine the steps for starting the first lesson, providing clear, direct access to initial content.
  3. Required Technologies: Evaluate the list of necessary software and web tools, ensuring compatibility and user-friendliness.
  4. Welcome Videos: Analyze the welcome video for warmth and professionalism, ensuring it conveys the right message.
  5. Community Building Activities: Consider the effectiveness of your icebreaker activities in fostering an open and respectful course community.
  6. Course Roadmap: Examine your course milestones and components, clarifying workloads and participation expectations.
  7. Support Resources: Review the accessibility of support resources, including contact information and knowledge bases.

As you synthesize these areas, tag your notes and group them to identify patterns and themes. 

Ask yourself:

  • What strengths can you leverage more effectively?
  • Where are the gaps that need your immediate attention?
  • Are there any quick fixes that can make an immediate impact?
  • What long-term enhancements will lead to the most significant improvements?

By categorizing your ideas, such as content refinements, new engagement rituals, or feature additions, you start forming a strategic action plan. Use an effort vs. impact grid to inform your enhancement phases, ensuring that your course’s orientation becomes a red-carpet experience for every learner.

Partnering for Success: Your Personal fCLO

Remember, the journey of refining your course is a collaborative endeavor. You have already taken significant strides by completing the Step 1 Course Orientation Audit, and as you stand on the precipice of transformative change, remember that you’re not navigating this path alone.

As your dedicated guide and Fractional Chief Learning Officer, my role is to illuminate the road ahead, bringing clarity to the complex interplay of course elements.

Together, we will:

  • Identify High-Impact Changes: Focus on modifications that promise the greatest enhancement to the learner’s experience.
  • Strategize Implementations: Align potential improvements with your resources, timeline, and overarching course goals.
  • Bridge Gaps with Expertise: Leverage my experience to fill in the blanks where uncertainties lie, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.
  • Craft a Tailored Experience: Customize your course’s orientation to resonate deeply with your participants, fostering a sense of belonging and anticipation from the very start.

Reach out to co-create a strategic plan that will not only address immediate course enhancements but also lay down the foundation for ongoing innovation. Let’s work hand in hand to transform your insights into impactful, tangible course enhancements that resonate with every learner.



You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

Steve Jobs

Using The Audit Checklist with the Downloadable Google File

The downloadable Google document is provided to keep a running record of your thoughts, notes, and feedback during the audit. It’s a dynamic space for capturing everything that comes to mind as you review each aspect of your course.

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Note on Scheduling Pre-Paid Strategy Calls

If you’ve purchased Strategy Calls along with the “Course Audit Step-by-Step Guide” course, please remember to use the pre-paid link provided in your confirmation email to schedule your calls. This ensures your session is recognized as part of your package.

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