Courseware Expectations

How is the Courseware Delivered

  • Shipping: The manuals (with an optional custom cover at no charge) are delivered to the shipping address you provide by the date you request. For shipping costs, see our Shipping Policies page.
  • Class files. The class files will be provided by email. For most courses, you will receive the following:
    • A zip file for the trainer containing all the class files and a non-printable PDF of the manual. Please note that you are not permitted to make the PDF available to the students.
    • A zip file for the students containing all the class files. The class files are usually contained in a ClassFiles folder, which has a subfolder corresponding to each lesson in the manual. Most, but not all, lesson folders contain three subfolders: Demos, Exercises, and Solutions.

Class Setup

In most cases, setup will be fairly simple and intuitive. Many courses have a Setup folder in the ClassFiles folder with detailed setup instructions. A link to the technical requirements is at the bottom of each courseware description page. If you have any questions about setup for a particular course, please email courseware@webucator.com.

Courseware Quality

Webucator courseware is authored by content-area experts with a great deal of training experience. Topics are broken down into small chunks, which are explained, demonstrated with sample files or applications, and then practiced with hands-on exercises.

Consistency between manuals and class files. Most courseware companies create their manuals using a Word processor and their class files using a different tool. When they show code samples in the manual, they are copied from the class file and pasted to the manual. This is a highly error-prone process as it means that they need to maintain the content in two different places. Webucator uses an XML authoring process for creating its courseware. Every demo, exercise and solution file originates from an XML file that is compiled into the manual when the courseware is built. This guarantees that the code shown in the manual will always exactly match the code samples in the class files.

Exercises. Classes are filled with hands-on exercises, many of which have challenges for faster students.

See for yourself. We would be happy to send you a sample copy of one of our courses. Please email courseware@webucator.com to request one.