More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!
AUGUST 16, 2011
A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. That means your success building courses is influenced by how well you know PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources. Here are a few posts that cover some of the essentials tips and tricks required for successful PowerPoint-based rapid elearning.
Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips
OCTOBER 16, 2012
I’ve been doing this PowerPoint stuff for so long that I often think the tips I share are common knowledge and everyone knows them. Over the years I’ve shared all sorts of PowerPoint tips and tricks. But with the blog approaching 100,000 subscribers that means there’s a lot of people who probably didn’t see many of the previous PowerPoint posts. Never-ending PowerPoint Tips.
How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint
OCTOBER 30, 2012
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. The PowerPoint developer demonstrated how to customize the ribbon toolbar in PowerPoint. Creating custom shapes is buried in PowerPoint and not easy to find. How to Customize the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2010. Guides.
Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning
JULY 12, 2011
I get a lot of questions about upgrading to PowerPoint 2010. Most people who ask are still using PowerPoint 2003. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning. Well in PowerPoint 2010 you can!
Does Your Client Need to Know You’re Using PowerPoint?
OCTOBER 2, 2012
Many organizations have rules on using PowerPoint. How you use PowerPoint and its features is different; and so is the output. However, it never fails that once someone knows you’re using PowerPoint to build the rapid elearning course, they apply the same rules to your elearning course that they’d apply to presentations. PowerPoint is a Diverse Tool. See the demo above.
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Plus, it’s a great way to learn more of PowerPoint’s illustration features. And at the end of the post you’ll find the original PowerPoint file for you to download and deconstruct. combined shapes in PowerPoint 2010 to cut a hole in the lid and make it transparent. As you can see, building your own illustrations in PowerPoint isn’t that difficult. Below is the tutorial.
15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
great way to get out of the PowerPoint look is to create screens that hold content in different ways. They also included the original PowerPoint files. And if you want the PowerPoint files to deconstruct them, you can download from here. If you’d like me to come to your area, the best bet is to connect with a group like your local ISPI or ASTD chapter and have them contact me.
25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 11, 2011
The cool thing is that all of these are created in PowerPoint; so you can learn to build your own. Recently, community member Efrat Maor shared a bunch of displays and free PowerPoint templates that she created. Download the PowerPoint template here. Hope you enjoy the free graphics and PowerPoint templates. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn.
7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning
AUGUST 23, 2011
If you’re building rapid elearning courses, then most likely you’re using PowerPoint. Despite all of the lamenting about bad PowerPoint presentations, the fact remains that PowerPoint the application is quite powerful and offers a lot of flexibility (and capability). Little Known Ways to Create Your Own Graphics Using PowerPoint. I had a great time in Atlanta last week.
Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses
AUGUST 2, 2011
Save Time with These 3 Rapid E-Learning Tips : You’ll only save time and make your job easier with these three PowerPoint elearning tips. You can also download a PowerPoint template. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Do it. Then clean up when you’re done. General Thoughts on Rapid E-Learning.
Here’s an Easy Way to Back Up Your E-Learning Project Files
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Here are the rest of my workshops for 2012. I’ll be at Devlearn in Las Vegas. Two sessions: PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak and Practical Approaches to Building Successful Communities. November 1 : Las Vegas, NV (Devlearn). If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. Saving to a Network Drive. Here’s how.
Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?
OCTOBER 25, 2011
PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. While the application is versatile and great for elearning, many people still struggle to get past the PowerPoint look because the features are designed to encourage the use of the templates. Use PowerPoint to Build Flash Movies & Illustrations. What I desire is the freedom of PowerPoint so that I can create any look I want.
Are You Asking the Right Questions?
AUGUST 30, 2011
PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak. Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Many elearning developers are working with limited resources. So any time you can find a free solution, you’ve won. Are you female?
10 Tips to Help You Get Started
AUGUST 9, 2011
It never fails that when I show people a few tricks in PowerPoint that they’ll say they never knew that was possible. Learning Heroes Community : tutorials, PowerPoint templates, and free downloads. 3. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. They want to know what they can do to build good elearning.
How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning
JULY 5, 2011
On top of all of that, applications like PowerPoint provide a lot of free graphics and templates and it’s easy to rely on those for the design part of the course. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Because of my job, I get to look at a lot of elearning courses. This makes sense on a few fronts.
These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak. Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. We’re in the middle of beta testing a new product. So things weren’t working as he had planned. They really aren’t THE objective.
3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning
JULY 19, 2011
And besides, the rapid elearning tools are so easy to use there’s not much of a difference in production time between creating a job aid and converting a PowerPoint file to Flash. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. At a recent session someone asked, “How do I measure the success of my elearning?”.