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30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

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What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? For example, the Instructional Designer or eLearning Developer demo in my portfolio is based on an activity I originally created for a health care client. For portfolio samples, you don’t generally need to create a full-blown, 60 minute course. Resume writing.

PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

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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

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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. Example. Don’t.

eLearning & PowerPoint: A Great FREE Resource

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Not only can you take a look at some comic examples and download a pretty nice selection of characters and scenes, BUT, it's all free. About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." But, behold: Design Comics.

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. In this example it’s a simple back and forth conversation. Below is an example of the template in action. How to Edit the Free PowerPoint Template. Download the free PowerPoint template here.

Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. The main challenge with PowerPoint is that many people don’t fully understand the features and usually do very basic work with PowerPoint. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. My advice? Easy as that.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

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Microsoft PowerPoint and TechSmith Camtasia have long been friends. Did you know that, until recently, PowerPoint lacked the option to save a presentation as a video? This inability made screen recorders like Camtasia necessary if you wanted to capture your PowerPoint presentations as video. Why Use Camtasia with PowerPoint? Why is it that the two haven’t parted ways?

PowerPoint: My New Favorite (Free!) Video Converter

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  I have written a few articles on how to get online videos (like YouTube) into PowerPoint presentations (links below).   PowerPoint 2007 (with internet).    PowerPoint 2007 (without internet).   PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac.   PowerPoint 2010. " PowerPointby AJ George.  The service was also very basic.

Free PowerPoint Template: Tabs Interaction

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop I showed the difference between creating interactive elearning in PowerPoint and Storyline. Following is the free PowerPoint template and the corresponding Storyline version. Free PowerPoint Template. Click here to download the free PowerPoint templates. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Production Tips.

Over 30 Free PowerPoint & E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

There are 16 free PowerPoint templates and 15 free Storyline templates. Free PowerPoint Templates. Here are a bunch of free PowerPoint templates. They run the range of click and reveal activities to interactive quiz examples. Just like the PowerPoint templates, feel free to download them and customize them to meet your needs. Punchy Tab Template. Download.

PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

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Recently I was asked if it was possible to paste link an image into PowerPoint so that if the original image is ever updated, the image in PowerPoint would automatically reflect the change. Sadly, PowerPoint cannot do this, but there are some types of source files that can be Paste linked. In that case, the content in the PowerPoint slide will automatically update.

PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram

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To depict the similarities and differences of these topics, you might create a diagram like the example below.    If you find yourself in need of a Venn diagram, there are a few basic Venn diagrams available via PowerPoint's SmartArt. Using the image above as an example, let's say you want the whole Venn diagram to appear. " PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2010: Perfecting the Motion Path

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Using motion paths in PowerPoint is fun, but also kind of complicated. The problem is PowerPoint only shows you where the image begins in the motion path. In the example below, I want the hand to come up from off of the slide and look as though it is pushing the text "Meet Jackson" up on the screen. For this example I am using a simple Line motion path.

PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

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    For example: If the first audio clip is 1:35 long and will end 20 seconds after you bring up your third slide, at which point you would like the second audio file to start, then you would put the second audio file on the third slide and set it to a 20 second Delay.  Then just insert the audio into the PowerPoint presentation as one file. 

PowerPoint 2010: Changing the Default Theme

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For example: when you draw a shape you want it to be a different color other than medium blue with a dark blue line. Here's how: Open a new PowerPoint presentation. Your current theme will be stated at the bottom of your PowerPoint window. Every time you open PowerPoint, you will now be using your custom theme by default. " PowerPointby AJ George.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

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The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. For example, for an orientation like this, I’d want to know what’s working and not working in your current orientation. I got a call from a prospective client. “Hi, Christy, it’s Lynn.

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Why PowerPoint Isn’t the Right Choice for Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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.

Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

Rapid eLearning

Here’s another free PowerPoint template that you’re free to use in your online training courses. See the Free PowerPoint Template in Action. Below is an example of the free PowerPoint template without any content in it. The first example is the PowerPoint version of the template and the second example is the Storyline version of the template.

PowerPoint & eLearning: Create Your Own Characters

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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. In the steps below, I'll create an eLearning character based on this image:      Insert the photo on a PowerPoint slide as large as you can. Start with a photo.

PowerPoint: Free Proportional Comparison Diagram Calculation Tool

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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). In the example below, I'm illustrating the large number of emails sent versus the small number of sales made. Pretty cool, eh?

Cool Interactive Video Example for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Earlier I shared a nice example of a gamified elearning course. Today I’d like to share a really neat example of an interactive video scenario. This This example comes via the fine folks at SpongeUk who do some really cool work and said I can share it. View the Interactive Video Example. believe that was the case with this example. SOLD OUT. Register here.

PowerPoint 2010: Turn Off Picture Compression

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by AJ George  You may not realize it but PowerPoint is lowering the quality of the images in your presentations. By default, PowerPoint is set to compress the images in your files. In For example, if the focus of your presentation is a collection of photographs, the loss of quality due to the compression is problematic.  PowerPoint

Free E-Learning & PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

A few weeks ago I shared an elearning example I created for an elearning workshop. Many of you requested a template based on the example so here it is. There’s a PowerPoint version and one for Articulate Storyline 2 that offers a lot more interactivity. Click here to view the elearning example. PowerPoint is generally a linear presentation product. That’s OK.

Tips for Importing from PowerPoint to Captivate

Integrated Learnings

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. Project Properties.

PowerPoint: Playing Multiple Audio Files

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  A couple of weeks ago I discussed some points for working with Audio in PowerPoint ; today, a bit of elaboration. What if you want to play two audio files automatically at the same time (say, for example, you want a song to play but you also want a recorded narration to play simultaneously)?     About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." " PowerPointby AJ George.

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PowerPoint: Converting Presentations to HTML5 with iSpring Converter

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by AJ George    If I don't like a PowerPoint app or add-on, rest assured I'll tell you. And I have found plenty of tools not to like when it comes to making your PowerPoint presentation play on iDevices.  But in iSpring Converter , I have finally found a PowerPoint distribution tool to really like. Imagine you want to create an eLearning module in PowerPoint and then distribute it--to everyone (even people on iPads and iPhones).   In the past, I have saved my PowerPoint presentations intended for mass distribution as videos.

How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll explore how to edit free vector images in PowerPoint. However, if you get the image in.EPS format you may be able to edit the free vector images in PowerPoint. If the free vector image is in.EPS format you may be able to edit it in PowerPoint. How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint. Freebies Graphics PowerPoint TutorialsSOLD OUT.

PowerPoint 2010: Create Your Own Gauges

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by AJ George  Want to create a speedometer-like gauge for your PowerPoint or eLearning deck? I've found gauges a creative way to illustrate anything from progress through a course or presentation to positive to negative value scales. Here's what the finished product would look like:    And here's how you'd do it: In PowerPoint, insert a doughnut chart.

Here Are Two Cool PowerPoint Tips When Building Templates

Rapid eLearning

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. learning Graphics PowerPoint Templates Tutorials Uncategorized

PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation

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Have you ever tried to use PowerPoint to create a spinning animation (such as the ticking hands of a clock)? To illustrate, let's say you made a clock, and it looks like the example below. Select the item you want to spin from its base, the minute hand in this example. by AJ George.   To work as planned, here's what you do. Copy the graphic ([ Ctrl ] [ C ]).

Check Out This Gamified E-Learning Example

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Gamified E-Learning Example. Key Points of Gamified E-Learning Example. One of the best ways to build better elearning is by looking at different examples , deconstruct them, and then apply what you learn to your own courses. What do you like about this elearning example? Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Progress indicators.

Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

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If not, do you have PowerPoint on your machine? Not only is PowerPoint a powerful way to put together a presentation, it can also be a quick and simple way to export formatted, perfectly-sized images. Set up PowerPoint to your target dimensions. To set PowerPoint to these dimensions: Create a new PowerPoint presentation. Remove image backgrounds in PowerPoint.

Taking a Closer Look at Our PowerPoint Graphics

eLearning Brothers

Take a look through the lens at these three PowerPoint Graphics that can help your learners deduce the meaning behind your content. This particular example is parallel to principles you might want to demonstrate in your PowerPoint presentations. In particular, I think this example extends really well to a few of the other templates in the library. Excellent, you say?

eLearning: Creating Flat Design Images from PowerPoint's Clip Art

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Here are a few examples of how clip art images can be reimagined into flat design. For these examples I just used shapes without lines, gradients, or shadows to create new, flat images resembling the original clip art images. All of the redesigned clip art images above took very little time, effort, and PowerPoint technical expertise. Let's look at an example.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Measurement Unit Conversion in a Flash

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By default, PowerPoint measures in inches. But, if you're using PowerPoint as a design tool you might wish to work in pixels or centimeters. It isn't rocket science to Google your way to proper unit conversion, but there's an easier and faster way right there in PowerPoint. For example, let's resize a shape using pixel dimensions. inches.)  Presto!

More Than 30 Drag and Drop Examples

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Drag and Drop Examples. Drag and Drop Examples from Weekly Challenges. You can view the examples submitted in the comments section of the challenge. If you have an example of a drag and drop that you’ve created using Storyline feel free to share it via the comments link. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Memory Game.

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PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation, Version 2.0

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After posting the first article, PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation , I got a tip from one of our readers, Konrad Schroth , for an alternate way to create a spinning animation. About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials."