The 24-Week Experience at IDOL Academy:

What You Can Anticipate

Here is an overview and complete breakdown of what you can expect when you enroll in the immersive, flexible, and gamified IDOL Academy℠. You'll get 12 months of access, so you have plenty of time to become an IDOL.


Your curriculum roadmap, broken down week by week.

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Graduates from IDOL Academy are then placed on the Job Readiness Track.

Our job readiness track covers all the bases, from resume support and LinkedIn optimization to helping you apply for jobs and teaching you how to negotiate offers after a successful interview. Our resume support guides crafting a compelling resume that captures your accomplishments and experience. We also work with you to optimize your LinkedIn profile so recruiters can easily find and contact you. We show you the best way to apply for jobs, giving you step-by-step advice on crafting the perfect application. Our interview coaching sessions provide invaluable preparation, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence needed when meeting potential employers. Finally, we give tips on negotiating offers so you can land the job of your dreams.

Career Services

The IDOL Academy Career Services team, is dedicated to helping students prepare throughout and beyond our vocational school in all aspects of their learning & development job search. With weekly check-ins and deliverables throughout your program, in addition to personalized support from your career coach, you can learn all you need to know to be successful in your search after graduation. 

Resume Writing

IDOL Academy offers a comprehensive approach to resume writing and updates, providing students with a variety of tools to help them succeed. Through self-directed training, resume workshops, and 1:1 support, students are given the opportunity to learn how to write their own resumes and update them as needed.

LinkedIn Optimization

You are guided through on-demand lessons, live workshops, and 1:1 support as you optimize your LinkedIn profile to communicate your skills to hiring managers.

Job Prospecting & Application Guidance

With weekly touch points, an internship, and deliverables, you'll discover tactics and gain hands-on experience for the job search after graduation.

Interview Prep and Negotiation

There are self-paced lessons, mock interview sessions, and 1:1 support to help you prepare for your interviews, pass technical job skill tests, and reach your target compensation.


IDOL Academy™️ 

Bonus Tech Course Library

Step by step project based technical training on the industry tools.

Genially for IDOLs®

Genially is an interactive communication tool for creating visually attractive images, infographics, and job aids. Genially for IDOLs® is designed to give you the tools you need to use Genially for creating amazing, interactive eLearning projects.  The course begins with the basics of how to use Genially and the various interactivity elements that are available, and you’ll learn to create quizzes and feedback pages so you can truly use Genially to develop eLearning solutions. Once you've completed this course, you'll be ready to receive your Genially Skilled badge.

IDOLâ„  đź’š Canva Templates & Training

Canva is a popular design tool that anyone can learn to use.  IDOL 💚 Canva is designed to help you develop creative eLearning training materials with confidence and ease. This course includes a growing template library and everything you need to build amazing graphic assets, designed specifically for instructional designers and eLearning developers. This course also includes the IDOL 💚 Canva Skilled badge and a Canva Pro Account with your membership.

Camtasia for IDOLs®

TechSmith's Camtasia® is a screen recorder and video editor. Whether you have video experience or this is your first time making one. Camtasia for IDOLs® will teach you how to use Camtasia like a pro!  When you're done, you can create a project and have it reviewed by our coaches. If it meets the criteria described, you will earn the “IDOL - Camtasia Skilled” badge to show employers or clients that you are ready to tackle their video projects.

IDOL Movie Magic™

Vyond is an animation program for creating dynamic videos for any audience. IDOL Movie Magic™️ is a series of 38 video lessons that include an assignment you will submit for review after each lesson. Create corporate training, education videos, or marketing videos. Once you complete all of your assignments, you will earn the IDOL Professional Animations badge.

IDOL Business Box™

The IDOL Business Box is the perfect resource for freelance or self-employed instructional designers and eLearning professionals. In this Box, you’ll get 25 tools and templates to help you acquire clients, follow a repeatable process, submit proposals, price your IDOL™ projects, and keep it all organized with our Trello Board templates!

Storyline for IDOLs

Articulate Storyline is the industry's favorite authoring tool. If you are going to learn one such software, we recommend you choose Storyline. Storyline for IDOLs is a whole series of  Storyline Lessons in the Academy. Each module is followed by a take-action step to help you master the program before you storyboard and create your eLearning course. This course also includes the Storyline® Skilled badge.

"The Do It Messy Approach" by Dr. Robin Sargent: Textbook Included

The Do It Messy Approach is the book for instructional designers in search of a no nonsense formula for creating engaging courses and trainings. Forget about wading through thousands of jargon-laced pages on learning theories or designing cookie cutter courses following a stale template. Welcome to the IDOL world of creative possibilities! In a refreshingly entertaining step-by-step guide, Robin Sargent, PhD shares everything you need to know to design instruction for corporate training on any topic. As an Academy member, you'll receive a free ebook copy of The Do It Messy Approach by Dr. Robin Sargent.