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‘Art of Storyboarding’ Webinar – Highlights


Team Raptivity recently hosted a successful webinar on ‘ The Art of Storyboarding ’ by Desiree Pinder - Executive Director/Founder of Artisan E-Learning. Desiree answered some fundamental questions on storyboarding, through this webinar, such as: what is a storyboard, why create one, and how to build and show content in a storyboard. Happy storyboarding!

First-Time Storyboarding

E-learning Uncovered

This week’s blog entry features reflections on their experiences as first-time storyboarders.  . My only prior storyboarding experience comes from the creation of a TV commercial script. Therefore, writing a storyboard for an entire e-learning lesson including all of the narration, graphics suggestions and programming notes was a new frontier for me. Trust the learning process.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects. Your storyboard template format could be either Word or PowerPoint.

Elements of Storyboards for Designing Interactive E-Learning

CommLab India

The foundation of any good e-learning course is a good storyboard.  An e-learning storyboard is a document which combines instructions on using video, text, audio elements, still photos, graphics, and interactivities wherein the information in each of these mediums complements the main message. All these elements play a vital role in designing an effective storyboard.

Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers

Integrated Learnings

Many designers use storyboarding to communicate content and interaction to developers for eLearning lessons. This is a great application for storyboarding, but there are also other very practical uses for storyboarding that designers might consider. good storyboard provides: A simple visual layout you can easily use to check against the content points and specifications. If you are already using a storyboard template of some sort, it should provide the layout for your navigation, any special page formatting your company may have, legal pages, etc.

Storyboarding – Challenges in the Process and Solutions


Though an established crucial step in e-learning development, Storyboarding is also often forced to be the most hurried one. There are various stakeholders working together on a storyboard – the client, subject matter experts, graphics team, programmers and of course, the ID team. But overall, it is the responsibility of the ID team to present a strong and meaningful storyboard.

Storyboard and Blogger's Block

Learning Developments

I'm writing a storyboard for a course I'm designing. I'm using PowerPoint to layout the flow of the course using a storyboard format. The first slide in my storyboard template contains the following note: The web-based self-paced course should not be designed to behave like a PowerPoint presentation. Use this template as a place to outline the course, course interactions, and indicate sequencing. This storyboard will serve as the playbook for all the members of the team during development. Tags: Storyboard Do you use similar reminders?

Storyboard and Blogger's Block

Learning Developments

I'm writing a storyboard for a course I'm designing. I'm using PowerPoint to layout the flow of the course using a storyboard format. The first slide in my storyboard template contains the following note: The web-based self-paced course should not be designed to behave like a PowerPoint presentation. Use this template as a place to outline the course, course interactions, and indicate sequencing. This storyboard will serve as the playbook for all the members of the team during development. StoryboardDo you use similar reminders?

The DIY Guide to Converting Existing Content into an eLearning Course

SHIFT eLearning

Those new to creating eLearning courses will find this post useful in answering their questions and providing them with a checklist of things to consider during the process of converting existing content, which goes far beyond simply transferring content to an online format. Step Three: Choosing the Course Format. There are three main formats for eLearning modules: Read and click.

Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound

Everything E-Learning

One of the easiest ways to speed up a process is to create commonly used assets such as email templates, PowerPoint presentations, and course templates. Why not create a meeting template that addresses the basic information and asks the common questions? Other ways to reduce time include: A pre-created storyboard template that can easily be adapted to your needs.

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The Benefits of Timed Content Delivery


Most people will map out their course structure using storyboarding templates and tools, a great time-saving technique that should be done before any elearning development begins. The important thing is that you logically break up the content in a format that makes sense within the context of the course, that it isn’t overwhelming, but it keeps the learner moving forward.

7 Tech Tools for Students to Show What They Know

DigitalChalk eLearning

Challenge students with design and format requirements that push them to learn more, while applying their current skillset. Generator: Storyboard. For example, task students with creating a storyboard rather than writing a book report. This is a fun way to depict almost anything in a new format. Students start with a blank canvas or a template, and then customize it for their needs. For example, students could customize the venn diagram template to show the similarities between two characters in a book. KidBlog. Canva. Book Creator. Whooo’s Reading.

Four Lessons I Learned as a First-Time E-Learning Project Manager

E-learning Uncovered

For example, an e-learning storyboard template is very different than a typical word doc. The client had a lot of questions about how to envision the course, based on the storyboard. Now, I make sure I walk through the format with new clients in a meeting, or prepare a short video tutorial. Last spring, I started taking classical guitar lessons. Louis.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

The retail market can provide implementation guidance, as learners will expect offerings in a mobile format, either as a compliment to existing training or as the main delivery format. Storyboard and Course Design. Design navigation into the user interface, and use a common format users recognize. Add games with do it yourself templates. Guest post by  Marie S.

Best Practices for Creating Online Courses

eLearning Brothers

Course Outline / Storyboarding. Storyboarding allows you to structure content flow. Formatting of list of steps. For eLearning games, flash interactions, PowerPoint style kits, and more templates visits: There are many things to think about when creating eLearning. There’s no way that I can mention all of them in this post but I’d like to mention a few that come to the top of my mind. Know the audience. Find good SMEs. Always create an outline of the course. Decide what knowledge/skills need to be taught first. Keep it simple.

PowerPoint for Courseware Development

eLearning Chef

Despite the many naysayers, PowerPoint is a fine place to start with eLearning development – whether the ultimate goal is to just convert those presentations to actual courseware or to use the deck as an initial storyboard for further development with more substantial tools like Storyline or Captivate (or any of the other plethora of eLearning tools). PowerPoint has a place in eLearning development. I’ve worked with hundreds of PPT files over the years, from standard presentations to pre-production storyboards to ILT conversion. Templates(?) Establish a Style Guide! Always?

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Celtix - Enables you to create storyboards and scripts. elearning maker - another product form e-doceo; screenwriting, storyboards, media inserts, selection and moving of elements plus more; a beginner could use some of the features, but a developer has some additional capabilities and flexibilities. Templates. Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared towards the masses.

Development Times for Captivate eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You’ll need a script and/or storyboard. Storyboards: Rough sketches that show the general content of your project, slide by slide. If your projects contain more screen shots of an application than captions, a storyboard is a good idea. Production won’t include creating a Captivate template, a completed shell project that you will use as the basis of all of your projects. It’s not difficult to create a template, but it will take time. by Kevin Siegel. The following table should help. Small Projects (1-25 slides): 1-4 hours of production. So what’s left?

How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool


You have also planned out the assessment items and completed the storyboard. Many eLearning authoring tools have templates with libraries of digital learning objects that are quite simple to add. Determining this in the beginning saves you the hassle of changing your deliverable formats later on. Are you okay with the course templates available? Well done!

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

While it is true they have been around a long time – what is making this different – are the number that come with the tool, especially with cool capabilities.  It is as if someone finally turned on the light bulb and said to themselves, “Sheesh, why should we give Raptivity the entire market for interactivity templates.” HTML5 templates.  Anyway, I expect this number i.e. number of vendors to offer more than 10 interactive templates to rise.  Speaking of templates… Uber number of templates. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use.

25 eLearning tools you need to have


And you can give learners more ways to consume course content by automatically converting files to Kindle format. By arranging content from your chosen sources on a storyboard, you can show learners exactly how events unfolded. Adobe Captivate’s library of over 25,000 templates and assets are also popular with course developers and instructional designers. Tool:  Trello.

Learning Design: The Great, The Good and The Good Enough

Wonderful Brain

Additionally they might also write the actual storyboard incorporating the elements including the interactive and experiential (as well as social) elements that will make the course interesting if not compelling. Developers are those folks who know how to use the tools chosen by the enterprise to express content online in an effective and dynamic format. Learning is not like that.

Power to the SMEs! – a Presentation the BBP Way

Learning Visions

pulled my project together yesterday in about four hours – included hammering out content, figuring out the BBP storyboard template, grabbing graphics, and learning how to use PPT beyond the basics that I know. I’m proud to say I mastered Slide Masters last night! Today I presented a webinar through MyKineo : Power to the SMEs! Each key point gets three explanation slides.

Come to Terms with the Basic Terms of E-learning

CommLab India

Formative Assessments. Formative Assessments. By the end of this phase, the following are developed: Storyboard. Animations, images, icons, templates, etc. In this phase, developers create and assemble the training assets (course) based on the Storyboard. We all know of the thirsty crow that came across a half-empty pitcher of water. learning Course. Chapters.


5 Super-Secret PowerPoint Tips I Can’t Live Without


The video above highlights some of the hidden shortcuts (such as copying and pasting formats, increasing font size, and grouping) that I include in my PPT cheat-sheet that you can download here. Format the Quick Access Toolbar with useful, but hidden, features. Shape Formatting: Get the sizing and colors right on your shapes and add some key drawing tools. And that’s not fair.

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Episode 2: What You Need To Know


Freebie: ‘Choose your own Path” Template. created a Choose Your Own Path Template. If Storyline 2 is the number one tool in my toolbox, then Powerpoint is 1a. I do all of my storyboarding in Powerpoint as it is a file type that most of my clients are familiar with. The tip I’ve been using the most is Format Painting. Sorry for missing last week.

Week 3: Round Up for the Week of April 10th


Freebie: ‘Choose your own Path” Template. created a Choose Your Own Path Template. If Storyline 2 is the number one tool in my toolbox, then Powerpoint is 1a. I do all of my storyboarding in Powerpoint as it is a file type that most of my clients are familiar with. The tip I’ve been using the most is Format Painting. Sorry for missing last week.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

ipad. A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding - MinuteBio , May 16, 2010 When I peruse my blog stats it always amazes me that my storyboarding posts are some of the most visited and my storyboard template has been downloaded far more than expected. Determine who you are making storyboards for. Put storyboards up on a wall. LMS Template - eLearning 24-7 , May 21, 2010 Provides a template you can use when comparing LMS vendors, thus creating an apple to apple process. LMS Template , May 21, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010.

#ASTD09 Powerful eLearning on A Budget

In the Middle of the Curve

How smart are you in regards to programming, models, template development? Template-based tools focus on People and Pressure (fast), doesn't really address the end product and the process you use on a certain level. Org doesn't see return) - We don't have the time Process affects Product - Presentation - Linear Process + Outline or Pert Chart (for branching) organization + Very simple and rapid + doesn't get at performance initiative - Questioning - Template Process + Pre-structured question formats + Times when this is valid + Still not quite get at performance goals.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

We use a fairly templated approach, so at this point there arent many bugs to discover. Just out of curiosity, what do you use to storyboard your stuff? Something that wont fit in a templated format. Ive been storyboarding in Word for years and it continues to work for me. My "storyboard" is just the words and the descriptions of the graphics. Not much.

Learning by doing - a practical example

Designed for Learning

day) - Introduction to ILT - Development process/typical components/walkthrough of each deliverable/formats etc. 2) Self-paced reading - Offline - ( 2 days) Participants had to review cuidelines to create an ILT, sample ILTs, library of instructional strategies used for ILTs, specific formats/templates. 3) Applying the learning - Offline - (5 days) Participants were given sample content and asked to develop an ILT (all components - instructor guide/student guide/presentation deck). So, I quickly put together a blended learning training plan.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

If I need to, I can put a rapid e-learning module together using Articulate, although Id have to get a graphic artist to create a template for me if I were to customise it beyond a certain point. have worked with both corporate training department and elearning development houses, where I just had to do Analysis, Design and Storyboard. Template by Tina Chen. Whats your view?

Localisation - more than an optional extra

Clive on Learning

First of all this person did not like Word-based scripts or storyboards - he wanted each programme to start life as a PowerPoint that approximated the finished product. He then wanted to refine these presentations with finished artwork and import these into Captivate 3, where interactions would be added using Captivate's own question templates, along with custom animations created in Flash. Fair enough. The product would be enhanced further by adding an audio narration. This work was to be carried out in-house, with occasional call to outside services. If only. may need replacing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

The right content, in the right format. If they like the colors and the interactivity and the general format, then they consider the project a success. The sponsor says "we want this eLearning course." So the vendor scopes it out and does the design work, the storyboarding, the development work. Template by Tina Chen. Whos Your Master? Its all there. Evaluation complete.

eLearning Cyclops: My Big Question Response - Predictions for My.

eLearning Cyclops

Classroom training – not a traditional classroom format, but a “learning lab” with more advanced explorations of the topic and objectives driven more by the audience than the facilitator or course design. ► August. (3). A Few Things of Interest: #Storyboarding & #Learni. template. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Wednesday, February 9, 2011. My Big Question Response - Predictions for My 2011 #LCBQ. This has recently changed and will change much more in 2011.

Book Review: Design For How People Learn

Sudden Insight

The book can be divided into three sections : The  initial instructional design process comprises the first three chapters of the book and focuses on getting started, identifying the learners and their needs, and creating the learning objectives (but doesn’t discuss storyboarding or other topics that happen later in the development cycle). Highly recommended. Organizational Structure.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Widgets are specially formatted Flash swf files that know how to communicate with the host Captivate project. Project Template Do you work with educational designers or subject matter experts who do not typically build content? Would it help your productivity if, instead of them creating PowerPoint or Word documents that you copy/paste into Captivate, you could create templates for them that they could easily build into? Or do you often have a suite of, say, 5 or 10 lessons that have a largely similar format? Captivate 4 introduces Project Templates. becomes.