Ditching the Old Print Manuals

Online training manuals provide much more than just a digitized version of what’s in print.

Today, much of the information we consume is in digital form. But does this mean that we’ve completely parted with anything print?

I will be the first to admit that I am still attached to my old dictionary that was gifted to me for my high school graduation. At this point it’s well-worn and dog-eared, so it’s had better days, but I still have it. But do I still use it? No. Clearly practicality has won out over sentiment, and I have moved on to using electronic resources instead. But that's not because it’s more convenient to view content right on my computer, smartphone or tablet. Mostly, it’s because online dictionaries are powered with advanced features that allow me to find the information I am looking for much more quickly and efficiently.

Your training experience for analytics should be no different. Take the training manual as an example. That manual serves as an aid during class, but should also be used as a reference after the class has ended, to review content that may or may not have been covered during the class. How much value would you get out of an electronic version of that training manual, if all it was is a long PDF-like book, just delivered online? Instead, if a manual is online, it should provide you with a completely new experience which provides a lot more value and benefits, including:

Are you still using print manuals for training purposes? It's time to let it go...

  • Searchability so you can do a full text search and quickly find what you are looking for.
  • Content integration so you can access everything you need in one place. Whether it’s all the class files, job aids, exercise files, quizzes, or even links to additional related learning content and resources, like blogs, YouTube videos, or forums.
  • Ability to handle multiple use cases, for example so you can check the new features in the latest software release, or the activities from the class, additional follow up activities, or even toggle from content to one product version to another, all from one location.
  • 24/7 access, anytime and anywhere without having to actually carry anything with you – besides your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
  • Notes and annotations tools so you can take notes just as you would do on printed books.

The good news? Online manuals are now available for select Qlik Sense instructed-led training courses, and can be conveniently accessed right from our Qlik Continuous Classroom at qcc.qlik.com when you purchase the course.


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