Things to keep in mind while making a BI course:
Learning objectives are followed in each lesson.
The Ideal video is below 4 minutes, and its script contains less than 600 words. The hard limit is 5 minutes and 700 words.
The demo (screencast) uses a different part of the dataset or another dataset than the remote desktop exercises.
Workbooks build on each other, so the learner does not need to open a new one.
Course: 1 continuous flow per chapter
Case study: 1 continuous flow for all chapters
The maximum amount of steps an exercise can have is 7 (6+1 question).
The exercise should be similar, but an exercise should never be a copy-paste of a demo screencast. Applying the same functions on a different dataset is considered a copy-paste. Instructors can create variation by:
Different dataset structure for exercises than the screencast
Include new functions or steps seen in previous lessons or prereq courses
Change the tasks (e.g., full outer join instead of inner join)
Put a focus on the business value
An exercise cannot include a new concept not covered in one of the previous demo screencasts (or prerequisites).
A good exercise is similar to something that would happen in the real world.
Step hints should give away around 50-80% of the answer.
The final hint should give away (close to) 100% of the answer by, e.g., supplying the DAX solution code.
Hints should be action-based and not task-based. More info here.
The exercises follow the style guidelines.