Course Builder

We are

Proversity was born out of a passion to leverage the disruptive power of digital learning to transform individuals and organisations, globally. With offices in London, Boston and Cape Town, and delivering courses to 100,000+ learners in over 165 countries, our vision is to become the global leader in digital learning. We partner with Higher Education, Government and Enterprise to create bespoke and engaging digital learning experiences. Working with our partners, we provide world-class instructional design, digital content production, technology build, project management and learner support services.

It’s a hugely exciting time to join the team at Proversity, we’re delivering ambitious projects with world-leading partners such as the University of Oxford, Teach First, the Cabinet Office, the Government of Dubai and The Royal Artillery to name but a few. We've created a name for ourselves in the EdTech space, having been voted 'Top 20 2017 UK EdTech startups to watch', '2016 HRTech to watch', and '2015 UK EdTech company of the year'. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth having secured recent investment and several significant client wins.

We need you

We are seeking great digital Course Builders with the technical ability and research-drive to translate cutting-edge learning designs into world class learning experiences on a range of platforms, including EdX, Canvas and Bridge.

You will possess excellent technical skills in HTML5 and CSS which enable you to produce world-class learning experiences. Your excellent course building skills will be driven by a passion for all-things digital; you will keep abreast of up-to-the-minute platform and learning technology developments and support colleagues across the organisation to understand these developments and maintain Proversity’s position at the cutting edge of digital learning.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a skilled course builder with an exceptionally high bar of quality and a granular level of attention to detail. You will also be an excellent communicator who can build rapport with and have influence over a range of colleagues in the Learning Design and Delivery, Production and Technology Teams.

You will have experience of building world-class courses, ideally across a number of learning platforms. You will also have experience of QA-ing course builds and of generating data for reporting on the success of the learning platforms you have built.

To do

Course Building:

  • Interprets learning design from Course Atlases populated by the Learning Design team
  • Draws on technical skills - including HTML5 and CSS - to build world-class quality courses in EdX, Canvas and Bridge according to best practice in course authoring
  • Uses graphic design tools (e.g. Photoshop) to create web ready assets
  • Works with production to add media assets, e.g. video
  • Applies modern web standards and accessibility requirements to maximise access and engagement
  • Communicates and helps eliminate bugs in the learning platform with support from the Tech team

Research and Sharing:

  • Keeps abreast of cutting-edge developments in key third party tools / apps which enhance platform functionality and accelerates the speed and depth of learning
  • Identifies potential improvements to the learning platform and assists in developing implementation specifications for the Technology team
  • Supports the Learning Design team to understand the functionality of EdX, Canvas and Bridge to inform Learning Design and Delivery decisions
  • Where necessary, designs and delivers training sessions to clients to help them author their own courses and/or manage their live courses
  • Creates documentation (internal and external) outlining how to author courses and manage live courses

QA and Evaluation:

  • Generates data from course analytics for course evaluation, as required
  • Performs functional QA of other course builders’ work
  • Performs final content QA of other course Builders’ / Engineers’ work (against Course Atlas produced by Learning Design)

Course Administration and Support:

  • Enrolling learners on courses
  • Supporting the delivery of live events, e.g. discussion and event moderation
  • Supports account managers to understand and communicate the benefits of different learning platforms

You’ll need to be good at

  • The doing: drawing on exceptional technical skills to deliver a world-class product
  • The bigger picture: understanding the power of platforms and tools to deliver powerful, cutting-edge digital learning experiences
  • The detail: working with a sharp eye for detail to drive exceptional quality levels
  • Building Relationships: developing trusted advisor relationships with multidisciplinary colleagues and clients
  • Influencing: driving the adoption of platforms and tools to help us design and deliver powerful, cutting-edge digital learning experiences
  • Developing: seizing opportunities for training from industry experts in EdX, Canvas and Bridge to keep your skills sharp and honed

And enjoy

As a rapidly growing company, change, and the ability to adapt to change, is inherently part of our culture. We pride ourselves in
  • Being dynamic and fast-paced; ultimately, we make things happen
  • Making smart decisions that build a sustainable future for us and our partners
  • Being collaborative, co-creating engaging learning experiences together
  • Keeping things straightforward, grounded in integrity, simplicity and fairness
  • Being invested; using our shared passions to achieve outcomes and impact

In return, we’ll give you

The opportunity to join a passionate and motivated team with great opportunity for professional growth. You’ll have the chance to shape your own career path and to help steer Proversity’s exciting evolution.

The detail

  • Area: South Africa
  • Education level: Degree and/or 2 years’ industry experience
  • City: Cape Town
  • Type: Full time
  • Compensation: Competitive

Next steps

Submit a CV and a cover letter (max. 500 words for cover letter) describing how your skills, experiences and interests would make you both a perfect candidate for this role and a valuable member of the broader Proversity team. Please also state in your application your current or target salary. Please return your application to

Closing date: Rolling recruitment with the aim of recruiting one or multiple exceptional candidates