Submitting your workshop

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By Mark Winteringham

updated 5 months ago

The first step in getting your workshop live is letting us know what you want to deliver by submitting your workshop details. In this guide, we're going to go through a few things that you will need to consider when submitting your workshop. We will highlight all the main considerations, but if you want more detail in how to go about planning and submitting your workshop, you can check out our informative webinar 'How to Plan a Workshop?'

Picking your workshop idea

Let's start with what your workshop is going to be about. If you have an idea of what you want your workshop to be on, that's great! You should be ready to start preparing your workshop for submission.

However, if you're still not 100% sure what you would like to submit or are struggling to pick from a list of workshop ideas, then we have a great guide on choosing your course topic here that shows you some tools to use in the decision-making process. We also cover picking topics in our webinar 'How to Plan a Workshop?'

Submitting your workshop

Before we submit - a word about learning outcomes

One key contributing factor to the success of your workshop is going to be the learning outcomes you set. For us, the learning outcomes are the most important part of your submission and it's the area we find we have to push back the most on to ensure Instructors identify good learning outcomes. However, to help avoid this is, here's a quick explanation of what they are and why we care about them:

What are Learning outcomes?

Learning outcomes are statements that are brief, specific and measurable that both learners and instructors can use to assess the progress of learning. 

The best way to explain this is with an example learning outcome. Say I was creating a course around API testing and I needed the learner to be able to understand HTTP as part of the workshop, I could create an outcome like: ‘Explain the rules that make up an HTTP request’. This outcome is measurable because I can set up an activity where I ask the learner to explain the rules. If they can’t explain them, they haven’t achieved the outcome and more work is required, if they have we can move on.

Again, if you would like a more detailed explanation of how learning outcomes work then please watch our webinar 'How to Plan a Workshop?' or our detailed guide on learning outcomes.

Where to submit and what happens after it's submitted

To help launch your workshop we will need some details around what your workshop is going to be. To do this you can submit your workshop details via our training form here: https://www.ministryoftesting.com/training/courses/submit

All you need is your workshop details and a Ministry of Testing account. When submitting don't forget to select the 99 minutes checkbox and make sure your profile is up to date as people will see that when your workshop is published.

What happens next?

Once your workshop has been submitted we will receive a notification of its arrival and will review the details. We will then get in touch with you via email to give you any feedback on things you might need updating before we go live or we will let you know that is has gone live and will then work with you to work out the dates you will give your workshop.



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