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How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s. Additionally, there is no way of knowing that the Clipart library will be the same as the images offered by Bing.

Create Your Own Microsoft ClipArt in PowerPoint 2


Learn how to save ClipArt drawings from PowerPoint into the vector EMF format. This is the second lesson on how to create clipart icons in PowerPoint.  Hope you found that useful.  I have a whole bunch of lessons on clipart, and icons, and recoloring, and animating.  So check out to see more of those, or – or the YouTube channel that I have.  Synopsis.


Learning resources: Photos, images, icons, etc.

Dont Waste Your Time

Presentation: “Creative Commons: What every Educator needs to know” eLearning Clipart Delicious Flickr Google Images JISC There are always great lists and resources available if you take the time to hunt and search form them. have a fair few saved and bookmarked. But, if you’re like me, I often lose or forget them. in vector image formats for editing.

Recolor ClipArt in PowerPoint


You can easily recolor ClipArt in Microsoft PowerPoint if the files are in the EMF format. This video teaches you step-by-step how to ungroup and recolor ClipArt. Today I’m going to show you how you can ungroup clipart and then recolor it in PowerPoint.  So let me actually get right into PowerPoint and show you what I did.  So this is the end effects that we’re going to want. 

Quality Control process for E-Learning

customize template layouts as needed).  Use photographs instead of clipart and cartoons.  Do not match the words on the slide with the voiceover. As for graphic choices that do not meet standards (clipart vs. photographs), it may not be an error so there may be no need. GUIDE TO CREATING A. QUALITY ASSURANCE. PROCESS. FRESH EYE REVIEWS. 401 S. LASALLE ST., 1600M. CHICAGO, IL 60605.

5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

Over Use of Clipart and Freebies. Clipart and other one-size-fits-all freebies are handy to have but can only take you so far. Since computer clipart became a thing in the early 80′s and 90′s, it has been used millions of times over as cheap illustrations for both personal and professional projects. Here are five ways you can kill an eLearning course. 1.

Introduction to Personalized ELearning


If you were lucky there would be some Clipart included as well. Well, gone are those days (and same with Clipart , if you didn’t know). The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced. In the past it wasn’t uncommon for an elearning module to simply have some generic text in a PowerPoint-type format. elearning instructional design

Ungroup ClipArt and Modify to Create New Images


Sometimes you don’t quite have the perfect image in ClipArt. Today I’m going to show you how you can ungroup clipart and change it to meet whatever your needs are.  So let’s go ahead and get into this slide here.  I’m in PowerPoint here.  Synopsis. Never fear! You can easily ungroup and mix and match shapes to create brand new custom images. Video Script. That looks good. There.

The Good (and Bad) of ELearning


It also beats going through the course slide-by-slide reading bullet points that are accompanied by Clipart. For most people, elearning is seen in a positive light given its vast number of benefits. It is giving people the opportunity to learn from anywhere at anytime, and all at a reasonable cost. know this to be true, as I have take plenty of boring elearning courses. elearning

Does Your eLearning Pass The Test? 7 Things You Can Improve Today


Replace cheesy clipart or stock photography. Generally, free clipart or stock photos are not only lame, but send a message that the training content was hastily slapped together. What test, you ask? The success test. Does it work? Does the audience like it and find it helpful? How do you know ? Your course is never really done, even if you’ve clicked the publish button. Create one !

What Do You Look For In ELearning?


Seeing a course with Clipart from 1998 is distracting more than anything. Most people have taken an online course at some point in time. Whether it is for academic purposes or for workplace compliance, elearning very much has a presence in our lives. Which got me thinking: what do you look for in elearning? To be more specific, what makes an elearning course that you take  good ? elearning

Is PowerPoint Destroying ELearning?


Clipart. I was messing around with Articulate Storyline and found myself wondering: are the popular rapid elearning development tools being held captive by the learning industry’s past? Don’t get me wrong, the major players all have very nice and robust offerings. Funny enough, it seems like most elearning courses can be traced back to PowerPoint in some capacity. Bullet points.

5 ELearning Trends You Should Know


Everything from the way the courses are presented to the images used within them (remember ClipArt?). Elearning has evolved quite a bit in the past 10 years. What constitutes quality elearning design and delivery is as cyclical as the fashion industry. For example, one year drop-shadows were all the rage and the next it is all about flat design. Trends go beyond the visuals and can also determine how the content is delivered. Below are five emerging elearning trends. If you have any legacy elearning courses, it might be worthwhile to update them with some of these contemporary trends.

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Tips for Creating Better ELearning


Black and white charts with various Clipart images aren’t going to do any favors with regards to attention span. Any instructional designer will tell you that they are always looking for ways to make their elearning more effective. There is a lot of theory out there regarding the best ways to accomplish this, often times making the entire process seem rather complicated.

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How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Everything E-Learning

Your image should be more than just generic clipart. To keep your course looking neat and professional, don’t mix and match clipart and photos. Clipart photos are tempting because they generally have a small file size, but they also don’t resonate as much as real photos do. Stop filling space! Graphics are not just for filling white space. Don’t fall into that trap!

Innovative Customers in Action

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Another user on the community wrote about the need for cliparts, backgrounds and such media elements people need in course design. According to Tom Kelley, the innovation guru, one of the ten faces of an innovator is that of an anthropologist - someone who really understands what people want, and why. Well, when it comes to software tools, who knows what users want better than the users themselves? We recently discovered this quite serendipitously. user on Raptivity community, InteractivityHub , suggested we build a learning interaction that involves characters and speech bubbles.

Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download


On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. In my opinion, it matters less what style of image (realistic photos, clipart, etc) and more that the themes match throughout your course. For example, if you’re going to use clipart, that’s fine, but use the same style. Ungroup and modify clipart to create new icons.

15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India : Here, you can find 5,000 free photos and 8,000 cliparts for personal and commercial use. Are you looking for first-rate, attention-grabbing images for your online training modules? For an instructional designer, getting the right images is a daunting task. It is often hard to find images suitable for a e-module. So what can be done? FreeImages.

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8 Editing Techniques for Great Images in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

There you’ll find a variety of buttons, character poses, ClipArt, Flash activities, online media, music, and status indicators.  If you’re not finding a character that fits your business needs, check out the eLearning Template Library for images in multiple industries. 2. Guest blog by Jennifer Valley. Jennifer is an Instructional Designer with five years of experience. Add an Image.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

It’s easy to believe that the default layouts, color palettes, and clipart in your slideware of choice will result in well-designed slide masterpieces. Unfortunately, we all see those same tired title-bullets-and-clipart layouts and stick figure graphics every time we open PowerPoint or sit down in a weekly meeting, and using them won’t give your audience the wow-factor you’re after.

Create a Unique Work of Art Using Collage With Snagit 12

Visual Lounge

Just do a search for “ free black and white clipart “ The key to creating a great work of art is to start with a black and white image that has strong lines that create partitioned sections that will not bleed into other sections when filled. A collage made up of several different photographs, screen captures, or other graphics makes for an interesting, creative work of art.

Are confidentiality concerns holding back the e-learning industry?

From the Coleface

Analytics (detailed analysis of hits on each webpage, used to inform design – look out for split run testing with tin can in e-learning case studies one day). • Use of imagery e.g. background full screen photos and the early culling of clipart. I’m sure there are more ‘borrowings’, but let’s move on to identifying why web design has evolved faster than e-learning.

How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

Insert pictures & clipart. Access clipart online. A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. As they were talking about the features, one of them mentioned the ability to combine shapes to create your own. Why create a cool feature and bury it where it can’t be found? Cropping.

Forget Photoshop, PowerPoint 2010 Rocks for AHA-G!


First, I would like to thank Tom Kuhlmann for inspiring me to explore PowerPoint as a tool itself to create or mash-up graphics using Clipart (ungroup & group) and images. Personally, I mostly use Clipart, Pictures (from Microsoft), and Google Image search. BEING ATTACKED! First, I must make it clear (once and for all!) blog), or presentations quickly ( EFFICIENCY )! FORGET IT !

The Importance of Visuals in eLearning


Clipart should be used sparingly and logically. The world is made up of many different learners. To reach and help as many of these learners succeed as possible you need to be able to mix teaching methods in a logical and dynamic way. Those who learn best by listening, reading, watching, or through visual cues need to be able to understand the knowledge you’re trying to impart. Color.

What’s in Your Media Library?

Everything E-Learning

Stock Media: the characters, ClipArt and more to which you have access. A.  Lectora and Lectora Online come with pre-loaded media assets including buttons, characters, Flash Activities and ClipArt. You can find it within the ClipArt folder. To access the Media Library in Lectora or Lectora Online, simply look to the right side of the screen. The library of objects you’ve saved.

Five great resources for presenters

Good To Great

Finding the right images for your slides can be one of the most time-consuming parts of preparing a presentation. I don’t want to use basic ClipArt images, but I don’t want to spend lots of money purchasing flashy images from iStock or similar sites. Does presenting come naturally to you? But I kind of love the challenge at the same time. And do you know what? The Eloquent Woman.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


Public Domain Photos 5,000 free photos, 8,000 free cliparts. Free Images Not just another clipart graphic site. To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. hope that the following list will be valuable to you. They can be used either for private or commercial purposes. Hallo, again.

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6 Mistakes you should never make as a Presenter

The Learning Generalist

Don't use age-old clipart If bullet points are bad, clipart is worse. decade old, cheesy, overused clipart makes you look as if you were too lazy to click a photograph or search for a 'meaningful' image from the internet. It's perhaps a bit unfair to generalise all clipart as bad. In today's blogpost I want to touch upon one of my other favourite topics - presentations.

Are you just filling the page? - DRAWMore Fireworks Video #1

Developer on Duty

I remember the first time I created a transparency or PowerPoint slide, and I was happy to see there was clipart to help me fill in the screen. However, as I began to develop CBT and online courses, I needed to improve my graphics skills. VIDEO >>   Are you just filling the page? Brief discussion on the effectiveness of simple graphical models. Happy Development,  . The Developer: On Duty.

Use Your LMS to ???Get Personal??? with Your Learners


The days of boring online training are long gone.No longer should learners need to sit through blocks of mind-numbing text, a multiple choice quiz following each block, with a clipart graphic or two peppered in for variety.With Online training is typically made for mass consumptionone reason why its so cost effective compared to classroom training. The Context is the Thing.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Editing Graphics to Draw Attention Tom Kuhlman wrote about not only ungrouping ClipArt elements in PowerPoint to create custom ClipArt, but also about using silhouettes to draw attention and convey meaning. Do you have any tips for sprucing up less-than-stellar stock photos or clipart? by AJ George. Now let's talk about image manipulation. But what about the rest of us?

Basic Golden Rules for Designing Materials

Focus Learning Solutions

Do not use clipart. Rules! Who needs 'em, amirite? Me. I do. like rules. Life is difficult enough without some guidance about what to do and what not to do. There's a caveat, however. worked in the dorm snack shop during college. Then, one night, we got slammed. I was ringing non-stop and just shoved money into the drawer as fast as I could. Consequently, it never was again. It was worth it.

Business Architecture - Validating Workflows

In the Middle of the Curve

I feel like I don't use enough random clipart. This was found under "sharing" in MS Word 2010. You're welcome. -- Once I have a few process workflows completed and the members of my team are happy, the next step is to show them to others. don't need all of them. And I want to do this really quickly so I get input before I get too far in the process. What's your process? What's working?

Does Your eLearning Pass The Test? 7 Things You Can Improve Today


Replace cheesy clipart or stock photography. Generally, free clipart or stock photos are not only lame, but send a message that the training content was hastily slapped together. What test, you ask? The success test. Does it work? Does the audience like it and find it helpful? How do you know ? Your course is never really done, even if you’ve clicked the publish button. Create one !

Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download


On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images. Given our budget, conducting a custom photo-shoot was out of the question. Instead, [.]. Graphic Design Tips Instructional Design Tips Posts blog