Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Today we are giving away four PowerPoint Templates and a few other goodies for your eLearning. The best part of these eLearning Templates is they are free. These PowerPoint Templates can be used in all your standard eLearning authoring tools (iSpring, Snap, Articulate Presenter, and Adobe Presenter). Free PowerPoint Templates. Page Layout Templates.
PowerPoint: Create an Infographic
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
by AJ George If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. Additionally, PowerPoint is often underutilized as a design platform and is surprisingly agile. In PowerPoint, choose File > Save As. eLearning PowerPoint
How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint
APRIL 24, 2014
Having a solid foundation in PowerPoint is a must when using rapid content authoring tools to create online learning. Many rapid content authoring tools are either based on or an add-on to PowerPoint (PPT), including: Adobe Captivate, Articulate Presenter, iSpring Presenter, Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, as well as Digitec’s own Direct-to-WEB. Don’t.
PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” But whereas PowerPoint tends to progress linearly from one slide to the next in a fixed sequence, Prezi uses “paths” to move between content by zooming out to reveal a big-picture overview, or zooming in to show details. So when could Prezi shine as an eLearning tool?
Is PowerPoint Destroying ELearning?
MAY 23, 2013
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? Every year they are adding new features, which is great, but at the same time these new features are all built upon the same foundation – and in many cases this foundation is Microsoft PowerPoint.
8 Things You Must Never Do with Graphics in PowerPoint
JUNE 16, 2015
PowerPoint got an unfair reputation a few years back. It seemed like everyone was trying to blame PowerPoint for poorly created eLearning material. But the real fact of the matter was the people using the tool didn’t understand some basic strategies. Adjusting an image’s color in PowerPoint is easy and provides an instant punch of cohesiveness and interest.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of PowerPoint
APRIL 23, 2013
“CUE MUSIC FROM THE MOVIE, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY” ENTER POWERPOINT The Good Readily available, since it is included in the Microsoft Office software and the most widely used tool for putting together content for presentations Easy [.]. Authoring Tool Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools interactive learning PowerPoint rapid learning
3 PowerPoint Layout Templates For a Better Look
MAY 26, 2016
PowerPoint is an essential tool in the modern world. PowerPoint also has great eLearning applications, thus making it invaluable to eLearning experts the world over. But the mere act of owning the PowerPoint software doesn’t imbue a person with magical eLearning powers and excellent design skills. Business 05. Business 12. Business 13.
These Ain’t Your Daddy’s PowerPoint Graphics
MAY 20, 2015
With the addition of completely customizable PowerPoint graphics to eLearning Brothers’ arsenal of awesome template libraries , you now have the tools to take your presentations to the next level. PowerPoint gives you plenty of options to make these infographics fit the style that you’re going for. Change text. Change styles. Change graphics. Add animations.
The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond
MARCH 10, 2016
As an Instructional Designer, you may be asked to create a new educational course from scratch based on the curriculum or create an eLearning course based on PowerPoint being used for Instructor Led Trainings. However instructional designers need not limit themselves to just dumping the PowerPoint content into an eLearning or online format as part of their course creation.
4 Cool Things You Can Do with PowerPoint Map Graphics
JUNE 24, 2015
In eLearning, a good map graphic can go a long way towards explaining geographic and location-based concepts. Our pre-made PowerPoint graphics are a handy tool in this area, as each element of the map can be manipulated to suit your needs. Here are a few interesting things that can be done with our PowerPoint map graphic templates: Paths and Processes. Callouts.
PowerPoint: Free Proportional Comparison Diagram Calculation Tool
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
by AJ Walther While browsing Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog recently, I found how easy it is to create a Proportional Comparison Diagram (allowing viewers to compare numbers using shapes that are sized proportionally). No worries, Dave has developed a tool to do the dirty work for you. Don't worry about the sizes, you'll handle that next.
eLearning: Articulate Storyline and Microsoft PowerPoint
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
by Kevin Siegel If Microsoft PowerPoint is your starting point for developing eLearning content, you can reuse that content in any of the top eLearning development tools including Adobe Presenter , Adobe Captivate , and TechSmith Camtasia Studio. You can select all of the PowerPoint slides or pick and choose.
Making PowerPoint Interactive
JUNE 5, 2013
Making PowerPoint interactive is to make your slides do what you want, allowing yourselves to go from slide to slide almost like going from one room to another in your home – and setting your slides in a way that [.]. Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools Free webinar interactive learning mLearning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity
How To Easily Create ELearning Videos from Microsoft PowerPoint
DECEMBER 2, 2015
And often we are asked about ways to use PowerPoint for elearning course content. Now, there are many ways you can integrate PowerPoint into any elearning program. Using a free tool like Screencast-o-Matic allows you to record your screen and then instantly save the video locally or upload to a platform like YouTube. Easy PowerPoint to Video Option.
PowerPoint & eLearning: Create Your Own Characters
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
AUGUST 24, 2014
by AJ Walther In my three-hour mini session on Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning and Design , I discuss how to create your own eLearning characters using PowerPoint. You probably are not creating eLearning characters that will be as high profile as Fairey's Obama, but with so many ways to avoid getting into the copyright soup, why risk it?
PowerPoint: Another Polling Tool, Poll Everywhere
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 13, 2012
by AJ George I've previously written about Shakespeak , a tool that allows presenters to collect and display responses to open-ended and multiple choice questions via text, web, and Twitter. One of our readers, April Edmonds let me know that she has used an alternate polling app for her PowerPoint presentations, Poll Everywhere. I
Preparing PowerPoint for ELearning
MARCH 3, 2014
For many people, PowerPoint is the go-to software tool for any instructional event – and who could blame them? Nearly every organization has Microsoft Office so PowerPoint is pretty accessible. So let’s assume you have a pile of PowerPoint presentations that you would like to leverage to create an elearning course. PowerPoint to ELearning.
25 eLearning tools you need to have
MAY 12, 2016
It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Tool: Trello.
19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning
MAY 26, 2013
Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them! Here in the United States, Monday is memorial day, so if you’re celebrating, perhaps right before your afternoon food-coma you can take a look at these incredibly useful tools that you may find of use when you’re working on your next elearning project. YouSendIt: Elearning files are huge, so that’s why having a program like YouSendIt will save you the headache of sending limits. 3. Google Image Search: Great for getting ideas for your elearning images. 8.
Top PowerPoint Tips
DECEMBER 8, 2014
PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. So everything has a distinct PowerPoint look.
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Professional Presenter X – comes with sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc. combination of both.
Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 20, 2015
As the eLearning industry continues to evolve, the educational system becomes dependent upon HTML5. The developers from the eLearning industry constantly create and design new concepts that change the way people learn and teach. HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. eLearning Tools
Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools
JUNE 30, 2010
I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool. SCORM 1.2,
How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint
APRIL 26, 2016
In this post we’ll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it’s a tool most of us have and it’s easy to do. In fact, I ran into this issue in a previous post on getting an elearning job. I’ll explain what I started with and how I made the modifications I needed. Finding the Right Illustrations in PowerPoint & E-Learning.
Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Qualifications for e-learning tools. None. I didn’t put together any secret formula or weighting criteria for these tools. I did look at several sites that listed tools and realized for the most part they were authoring tools or tools that are super mainstream and oh, they are authoring tools. When I did find a recent site, a few tools were different than the authoring tools or tools like Go Animate!, Trial Tools. Usually I list the others first, then the top tool or top product at the bottom to build excitement.
PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
AUGUST 8, 2011
If you find yourself in need of a Venn diagram, there are a few basic Venn diagrams available via PowerPoint's SmartArt. Then you want to highlight eLearning, followed by mLearning. Instead, this is a great opportunity to use the Shape Union and Shape Subtract tools I've written about before. Click the Shape Subtract tool. Click the Shape Subtract tool.
Editing Images with PowerPoint
DECEMBER 21, 2011
Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. Many people don’t consider PowerPoint as a capable graphics editor since its main function is to create presentation aids. As you can see in the image below, PowerPoint 2010 has an entire row of options just for editing images. By Joseph Suarez. Resize. Rotate.
eLearning Brothers Makes a Powerful Point by Acquiring Get My Graphic
MAY 19, 2015
This acquisition continues eLearning Brothers’ commitment to serve the eLearning Community, this time by providing high-end PowerPoint graphics to it’s customers. These templates, along with the eLearning, medical, and stock libraries, are currently available. We also see that all of our customers use PowerPoint and Keynote outside of eLearning. Calendars.
15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? – pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. Adobe Edge Animate. It’s free! 2.
PowerPoint: Chart Templates
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 10, 2012
This PowerPoint user wanted to be able to create multiple charts with the same formatting (ie bars on a graph with a gradient effect) without having to individually format each separate piece of every new chart. In PowerPoint (2007 or 2010), choose Insert > Illustrations > Chart (to open the Insert Chart dialog box.). PowerPointNo worries!
Why PowerPoint Isn’t the Right Choice for Interactive E-Learning
DECEMBER 8, 2015
If you follow this blog then you know that I’m a big fan of PowerPoint. But is PowerPoint the best option if you want to create interactive elearning? Here’s What Makes PowerPoint Special. Just so you know that this isn’t just another trendy PowerPoint bashing post, I’m starting with some of the cool things you can do with PowerPoint.
Best of: 100+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JANUARY 1, 2015
We’ve rounded up more than 100 eLearning tools and resources that we’ve shared over the past year to help you get started on these new eLearning projects. 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. 7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. Conferencing Tools. conferencing tools and we’ve narrowed it down to these 10.
Webinar on Integrating Raptivity with other eLearning Tools
JUNE 2, 2016
Integration of two or more tools gives us the benefit to reach and explore more options in our eLearning needs. In this webinar, we would like to showcase how to integrate Raptivity interactions with other eLearning tools. We have seen many Raptivity users use the interactions with other authoring tools to make their courses interactive.
PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
AUGUST 30, 2012
by AJ George When you give a PowerPoint presentation live, what you say verbally is more important, probably more interesting, and certainly more fleshed out than the few words or pictures on the slides. You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Several new tools allow you to type the text you would normally say, and have text-to-speech technology (TTS) generate the voiceover for you. Read on to learn about three different TTS tools for PowerPoint. PowerPoint
20+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JULY 24, 2014
With iSpring Solutions, you can easily and quickly publish PowerPoint presentations to web-based formats and build adaptive flash-based quizzes and surveys. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Camtasia costs more at $299, but is one of the best screen capturing tools for Windows or Mac.
Here Are Two Cool PowerPoint Tips When Building Templates
JUNE 28, 2016
couple of weeks ago, Creative Markets, gave away this PowerPoint template. created a PowerPoint tutorial that goes through both tips in more detail. PowerPoint Tip: Use Pattern Fills for Image Placeholders. In PowerPoint, we can create all sorts of master slide layouts and add a whole host of placeholders. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.
Tips for Importing from PowerPoint to Captivate
MAY 2, 2012
Microsoft PowerPoint is a very powerful tool for creating presentations. This means that a lot of content is developed in PowerPoint. There are times when you may want to reuse content created in PowerPoint in e-learning. Adobe Captivate does a great job of integrating with PowerPoint and converting slides to an e-learning format. by Jonathan Shoaf. Select Slides.
Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market
OCTOBER 17, 2012
Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed. one vendor debuts PowerPoint the entire market adds PowerPoint.
78+ eLearning Tools and Resources!
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
Our team is dedicated to sharing valuable information, tips and tricks, and eLearning resources with our readers. To make your job a little bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of over 78 eLearning tools and resources that we are believers in. Tools to Help You Build Your eLearning Course. eLearning Graphic Tools. Stock Photo Resources for eLearning.
Toolkit: Battle of the PowerPoint eLearning Development Tools by Joe Ganci
Learning Solutions Magazine
MAY 25, 2015
PowerPoint add-in tools are an important category of eLearning authoring software, and a developer or manager can spend a lot of time comparing their features when it comes time to select one. Joe reports on six of the most prominent tools, in easy-to-use tabular format. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Management Rapid DevelopmentThis month’s review will save you much of that effort!
New eLearning Tools Roundup – #ASTD2011
JUNE 7, 2011
Our booth was in eLearning Alley – along with Allen Interactions, Articulate and the eLearning Brothers. There were a lot of new authoring tools on the show floor this year. Here’s a quick run down on the tools I checked out and some of the buzz: Articulate Storyline Tom Kuhlmann and Dave Anderson of Articulate were showing off their new tool, Storyline, which goes into beta this summer. Zebra is a cloud-based authoring tool. Took me awhile… I think their market will extend beyond the elearning space into marketing and website development.
5 Tools to Help You “Gamify” Your eLearning Content
MARCH 5, 2015
Gamification has become much more common in the last few years, in fact, it is now the norm – nearly all eLearning includes some sort of “gamified” content. Gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. How can you “gamify” your eLearning content? There are many HTML5-based authoring tools that can help you create engaging online content. We’ve rounded up 5 tools to help you do just that. 1. Raptivity is a great tool to help you build rapid interactivity for effective learning.
10 (Free!) eLearning Graphic Tools
NOVEMBER 28, 2013
We’ve created a list of 10 FREE eLearning graphic tools to help you build your next online course. Microsoft Office : Find a great selection of free PPT templates that are guaranteed to work with your PowerPoint application. Do you have any favorite graphic design tools? eLearning Tools Adobe Kuler Build Your Course eLearning Resources Fonts PowerPoint
The 25 Most Popular eLearning Templates of 2015
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Our Template Package is the most popular bundle we offer, providing access to both our eLearning Template Library and Cutout People. Other versions: Storyline | Lectora | PowerPoint | Camtasia. #24 Puzzle Piece: Storyline Interaction. Other versions: PowerPoint | Lectora | Storyline. #21 Storyline Character: Claudia Business. The “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”