This short video introduces you to The PDU Podcast™ (Leadership Package). You'll see how to log in, watch your first lesson, where to get help, and more. Intended for customers who are new to The PDU Podcast™.
Getting Started Video
Hello, and thank you so much for choosing The PDU Podcast Leadership Package. This course gives you all the leadership PDUs you need for your certification renewal and then some. My name is Cornelius Fichtner and in this short video, I’ll show you how to log in, how to watch your first webinar, where to get your PDU Certificate, and even how to download all the webinars straight to your phone and your tablet.
[00:30] Welcome Email
After your purchase, you will have received an email that looks similar to this one. It contains your username and password. To log in, simply go to the login page link here and use the username and password provided to get started.
[00:49] Login Page
I have the login page opened in a separate tab and I’m going to be logging in using my demo user.
[00:56] Welcome Page
After you have successfully logged in, you will see our welcome page. At first, this welcome page looks a bit full but if you look on the left-hand side and you scroll down a little bit, you will see The PDU Podcast Leadership Package right here. And this is where you want to click to get started in order to open up the Leadership course and see my welcome package to you.
[01:27] Start Course
And now on this page here, the most important thing is the “Start” button at the top right. By the way, next time you come in here, this will change to “Resume.” So click this button to start or resume the course and then the button changes to “Contents.” So click the “Contents” button to bring down the various modules that we have here in the course.
The course is structured by module, by webinar. And in order to start watching your first webinar, choose one at random here. You open it up and you click on the first item here in the list where you will get an introduction to your presenter. In this case, Jeff Furman, and there’s also a webinar summary below.
[02:13] Module 01
Click “Next” to go to the first module in the course. And now, it’s as easy as pressing “Play” and waiting to get started. Here we go! Stop that again.
[02:29] Navigating to Modules
Once you are done with Module 1, click “Next” and you can now watch Module 2. And obviously, you wouldn’t probably start with Webinar 6. You’ll probably start with Webinar 1 and work your way all the way down to Webinar 10.
[02:44] Important Modules
But don’t skip the first module here that contains two important items. The first one is the “PDU Values and Calculation” here. This is a Google Spreadsheet. Let me open this up in a separate tab here.
As you can see, it contains information about the 10 webinars. You’ll see your presenter here, the title of the webinar. They’re all video. How many modules that we have? Most of them are three, a couple have more, the total duration, and then also and most importantly, how many leadership PDUs are you going to get for each webinar. There are even some technical PDUs that you are going to get and also a quarter of a Strategic and Business PDU.
I also promised you that I will show you how to download things to your phone or your tablet that is also here in the first module. We have the information for your Android phone and also for your iPhone, iPad.
[03:43] Downloading on Android
Let’s go to Android first. These are the steps. Obviously, I’m right now on a Windows desktop so I cannot follow these steps. You have to execute these steps on an Android phone so you would have to navigate to this page here on your Android phone in order to then follow these steps.
[04:04] Downloading on Apple Products
Same thing for your iPhone and iPad. However, Apple recently changed how they handle podcasts on the desktop. So even though it says you can’t do this on your desktop, in many cases, this is now already possible depending on which Operating System you use.
Last but not least at the bottom here, and we close this here at the top. At the bottom, you will see the “Assessment and PDU Certificate.” Let’s get that started. This is just a quick overview of what to expect from this assessment. Most importantly, this is an assessment. It is not an exam.
So there are 10 questions and you can work your way through those 10 questions. They are for you so that you can assess yourself to see: Did I really learn something from these webinars? The questions are easy no matter what your passing score is, at the end, you will receive your PDU Certificate.
How do you get there? Well, you click on “Next” and now you will see more information about the assessment. And by clicking “Next” again, you will see the first out of 10 questions. You select the correct answer. Click “Next” and so on until you have all questions answered.
[05:29] Certificate of Completion
After you have answered all 10 questions, the system will show you your quiz results here. And the Certificate of Completion for the PDUs is automatically sent to you via email, but you can click the big button here in the middle and display your certificate on screen. You can also click on “Print” or “Email” in order to send the detailed results to you.
Yeah! And that is pretty much it. If you are looking for additional help, then please click on the logo here at the top left. That will take you back to the welcome page. And here at the bottom right, you will see the “Support” button and you can now search for maybe PDU Podcast information and if you do not find an answer to the question that you have, simply click the “Leave us a message” button here. We are here to help you and find answers to your questions.
Thank you again for enrolling in the course and until next time.
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