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Create: Creating Interactive Multimedia Objects

Have you ever been in a training session, presentation or seminar, and found that you can’t seem to concentrate, no matter how hard you try? Or your mind wanders off as you get distracted by an image included in the presenter’s slides? The use and appearance of instructional resources can either assist in increasing understanding, or it can hinder it. In this microcredential you will learn how to select, use and design interactive multimedia objects to enhance learning design.



About this microcredential

Communication is central to almost all aspects of human life. The ways of communicating content with others and how we use instructional media is vital to the work that we do as learning designers.

This microcredential will introduce you to the theories of educational communication and instructional media, and how these influence the design of learning activities and environments.

You’ll examine and critique examples of print, online, visual and audio multimedia and evaluate their effectiveness for learning. You will discover different tools that can be used to build interactivity and develop your very own interactive media object, such as an infographic, interactive learning activity or screencast.

This microcredential will also delve into the basic elements of media design including storyboarding, scripting, recording and interactive media design.

Key benefits of this microcredential

This microcredential has been designed to allow you to:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of theoretical frameworks underpinning educational communication and instructional media
  • Develop your practical and industry-ready skills to deploy and educate with a wide variety of technologies
  • Equip you with the skills to analyse and critique instructional resources using various tools and theoretical models
  • Strengthen your ability to be a critical user of different learning technologies.

This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Create: Creating Interactive Multimedia Objects (010307) in the Graduate Certificate in Learning Design. This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential is aimed at professionals from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds who are involved in the development and facilitation of learning and education. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • HR professionals
  • Learning designers
  • Instructional designers
  • Trainers
  • School teachers
  • PhD students.


Full price: $1,362 GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course information

Course outline

This microcredential is structured into six modules and is delivered over six weeks. Each module features self-study materials, interactive activities such as quizzes, multimedia presentations, short video and audio recordings and peer critiques, as well as facilitated, live online sessions. These weekly, optional live online sessions provide an opportunity to apply the content to practical and authentic examples drawn from the workplace, with the course culminating in an industry led expression session.

The six modules are:

Communication and Learning Design

  • Discover the different theories about how we communicate, the mechanisms and processes of communication and how it relates to learning design.

Media and Learning Design

  • Explore the different ways of thinking about media and its role in learning design and instruction
  • Draw on theories from fields outside instructional design and education, including communications and psychology.

Text and Learning Design

  • Examine some of the key principles behind using text and images effectively in learning design. Learn how to apply these principles to create effective communications online.

Casting and Learning Design

  • Learn the principles of effective video design, when to use (and when not to use) a video and how to create your own educational video.

Interactivity and Learning Design

  • Explore some basic and some more complicated examples of interactivity and the tools used to create them
  • Examine how interactive objects can be used to meet learning outcomes and create your own sample interactive object.

Expression session

  • Engage in a practical workshop hosted by an industry expert that combines the ideas, concepts and tools developed throughout the course and puts them into practice.

Course delivery

  • This microcredential includes weekly, live, 90-minute optional online sessions facilitated by an expert UTS academic, supporting self-study and online learning activities
  • The optional live sessions focus on applying the course content to practical and authentic examples drawn from the workplace
  • Regular formative quizzes throughout the course allow participants to track their progress.

Course learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain how instructional media and educational communication theories influence the design of learning activities and environments
  • Analyse and critique interactive media elements and evaluate their effectiveness for learning
  • Design and develop basic interactive media objects, taking into consideration accessible and contextual factors
  • Reflect and evaluate own and others’ learning and practice
  • Prepare and communicate a compelling rationale for the design of an interactive media object.


Assessment 1: Interactive media object (weight: 50%)

  • Apply the skills and knowledge developed through the course to create a multimedia element or object.

Assessment 2: Justification for choice and design of interactive media object (weight: 50%)

  • Prepare a written commentary that justifies the design choices used in assessment task 1, with reference to academic literature (length: 1000 words).

In order to pass the microcredential, participants must complete all assessments and achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks.



  • To complete this online course you will need a personal computer with reliable internet access, web conferencing capability and an operating system with a web browser compatible with the UTS Canvas LMS.


Discounts are available for this course as follows: 

  • 10% discount for UTS staff
  • 10% discount for UTS alumni/students with voucher code: FASSalumni 
  • 5% discount for group enrolments of 3 or 4 from the same organisation (see below for how to obtain your voucher code)
  • 10% discount for group enrolments of 5 or more from the same organisation (see below for how to obtain your voucher code).

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to obtain your discount voucher code (group enrolments)

  • Please contact the team at with details of group enrolments, to obtain your discount voucher code. Note that group enrolments will not be validated until the minimum number of criteria enrolments have been received.

How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount (UTS staff)

How to apply your discount voucher  

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni or student discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number in your UTS Open Profile (under “A bit about you”). If you are an alumni and have forgotten your UTS student number, email with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
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  • Enter your eligible code beneath the “Have a code?” prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

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