Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides
DECEMBER 15, 2015
He’s also generously shared some thoughtful tips for creating screencast -friendly PowerPoint slides. Let’s explore first what you may be trying to do with your PowerPoint slides. Record your slides, along with your voice-over. 2. Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides for Recording. Why Use Camtasia with PowerPoint?
Tips for Creating Good E-learning Content
FEBRUARY 28, 2015
Let us now look at a few points that could help you create better eLearning content. Define in advance your learning objectives and map out a clear chart of the concepts to be covered in each slide. This helps you create a highly organized and motivated content there by enabling your students to benefit better and to gain a complete learning experience. among many others.
Helpful Tip: Interactive Video in Adobe Captivate 8
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Adobe’s help site has a nice summary of features supported by these two types. However, note that Synchronized video does not have to be multi-slide. You can have individual synchronized videos on each slide’s timeline though only one such video per slide. Drag your video to the desired slide. 4. Extra Bonus Tip. Guest blog post by Erik Lord.
Here’s a Visual Design Tip to Make Your Slides Look Great
JANUARY 19, 2016
Let’s face it, we’re not all graphic designers and it can be chore to get the right look for your slides. This is especially true if your slide is a little light on content. The following visual design tip is a great way to deal with too much white space. It’s a good visual design tip to have in your tool chest. Step to Create the Visual Design.
7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures
JUNE 14, 2016
Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Whereas there is no doubt video lectures are available to pretty much everyone, it’s worth taking on board a few basic tricks that will help you deliver a nice-looking course and receive great feedback. Audio tips. redundancy goodbye. 2.
9.5 Essential eLearning Development Tips
JANUARY 13, 2015
In this blog post, I mention nine and half eLearning development tips that could save you time, money, and help your eLearning to be more awesome than it already is. So if you are am elearning developer or instructional designer, these tips are going to awesome. #1. Essential eLearning Development Tips appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Seek Design Inspiration.
5 Content Troubleshooting Tips for Instructional Designers
OCTOBER 8, 2014
Additionally, sometimes the slides you design are leading up to a task or behavior-based event later, but for now you are presenting general information. One answer I have found over the years to focus on a visual presentation of the content, meaning: how can you take the WORDS that need to be covered and help them make better sense, more easily, to the learner? Still no ideas?
Top PowerPoint Tips
DECEMBER 8, 2014
And of course a lot of the negativity surrounding PowerPoint comes not from the tool, but instead from sitting through tedious PowerPoint-driven lectures and presentations. I was asked recently about my favorite PowerPoint tips and tricks. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. PowerPoint Tip 2: Control Layers with the Selection Pane. My advice? Easy as that.
Tips for Storytelling in Learning
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Self deprecating humor, good specifics to help us visualize the setting with him. Brains switch off when we see a slide full of bullet points. Engaging the senses helps learners remember the story. Stories help us activate prior knowledge, minimize cognitive load so more brain power focused on learning transfer. tips for presenters: Stand up! Why do stories work?
Video Stickers: How to Attach Help Videos to Physical Objects
MARCH 31, 2014
The basic idea: “attach” how-to videos to physical objects around your workplace or school, with the help of QR codes. It’s a quicker, easier way for people to get help when and where they need it. This will reduce the number of takes and help you keep the video as concise as possible. Lighting tip: Got glare or dim lighting? Make the video. qrcode.
Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach
MARCH 23, 2016
Connie was kind enough to share some really useful and practical tips on how to improve visual design, and more, below! What’s one tip to create better visual designs? For example, you might remove the logo that’s on every screen, the slide number, the extraneous image, a flourish that isn’t really needed, etc. Graphic Design Tips Instructional Design Tips Posts blog
Graphic Design Tips for Beginners
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Here are the main three graphic design tips I covered during my webinar. Tip 1: Use More Than One Font. Tip 2: Use Cohesive Images in a Consistent Way. Images, graphics, diagrams, and illustrations are a great way to help your audience visualize the meaning of your content. Selecting quality images shouldn’t be decided on a page-by-page or slide-by-slide basis.
Convert Slide Notes Into Closed Caption Text in Adobe Captivate
JANUARY 8, 2014
Captivate has the ability to add slide notes and then convert slide notes into closed caption text. Close captioned text appears on the slide during run time. This could be very helpful to know when building your next course. Below is how to convert slide notes to closed captioned text. Select Window>Slide Notes. Type the slide notes.
20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips
AUGUST 18, 2014
Tip #1: Start with a good template. Before creating slides, make sure you are using a template that defines global properties like fonts, colors and object/chart styles. Tip #2 Choose visuals wisely. Adding visuals to your slides makes them more impactful and more memorable, but only if they help clarify your message. Tip: Ditch the Defaults. eLearnin
TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars
AUGUST 20, 2015
But we like to think the factor that sets our Webinars apart is our use of camera video. A lot of webinars simply show a set of slides with the presenter’s disembodied voice over the top. This episode of TechSmith Tips demonstrates what equipment we use for live webinars. Help: Example setups. Tips & How To's Live stream techsmith tips Video webinar wirecast
Tips from L&D pro Jane Bozarth
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
It’s about thinking about the bigger things that you do that might be of use to somebody else…that was something that you had to stop and think about… that might help somebody else ramp up more quickly… that might help somebody if you ever leave. Once you get past “it needs to be slide one, slide two, slide three,” and learn how to move around it’s very, very freeing.
3 Visual Design Tips to Make Your Presentation Slides Pop
The Learning Generalist
APRIL 12, 2011
Instead, in today's blogpost I'll share with you three tips that can really help bring your presentations alive. Of course, there's several other things you can try - all I want to do is share some interesting techniques to bring the zing back to your slides. Tom's obviously a great practitioner of slide-based presentations and his talk last month was no exception.
eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 1)
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
But you are not a graphic designer, and need some tips on eLearning Art and Design to get you started? Let me introduce to you a three-part series on eLearning Art and Design tips for the non-designer that may be of some help. Okay, first let’s start learning about elements for creating good slides. Elements for Creating Good Slides. 1. Sound good?
Clean Up Your Client’s PowerPoint Slides with This Time-Saving Tip
DECEMBER 4, 2012
In PowerPoint you can build as many master slides and layouts as you need. The easiest way to clean up your client’s slides is to start with the master slide. Create the look you need, and then apply the master template to all of the slides. Your client didn’t use the master slide to create the course. He worked on one slide at a time. It’s a complete mess.
4 Writing Tips for Better Learning Content
AUGUST 14, 2014
Keeping your writing succinct and purposeful helps your audience focus on the most critical information, shows respect for their time and energy, and increases the odds of the really important bits actually sticking. The post 4 Writing Tips for Better Learning Content appeared first on RCG. A SME hands you their source material for a critical training project. So now what? Words.
eLearning Design Tips from Julie Dirksen- Design for How People Learn
APRIL 27, 2016
But there’s a better way… I cornered eLearning industry expert, Julie Dirksen, and begged her to share practical tips about how to align the training we build with the way people learn. Not really the most helpful scenario. What’s one practical tip we can implement today? ——– A special thanks to Julie for sharing all of these useful tips.
eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 3)
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
But you are not a graphic designer, and need some tips on eLearning art and design to get you started? Here is the last post of my three-part series on eLearning art and design tips for the non-designer. Click here to start reading my first post on eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 1). This post will cover eLearning tips for color and style.
Nuts and Bolts: The Story in the Slide Deck by Jane Bozarth
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 2, 2015
Here are some tips that will help you become a ruthless editor! Editing your own work or the work of your subject matter experts (SMEs) is an important activity for instructional designers, but it takes focus to do it well. Design Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design Learning Media Training Strategies
eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann
OCTOBER 15, 2014
That will help you think through the tools you have and production techniques. PowerPoint is a blank slide. It doesn’t come with its issues, especially the organization that only converts boring slides into boring elearning. It’s helped draw focus away from the technology to build courses and put it on what it means to build good courses. And good luck. ” .
Four Ways Your Learners Can Help Build Better Online Training
MARCH 31, 2015
It worked because their familiarity with the machines helped them feel comfortable and the end result was that they out performed those who didn’t go through that part of the training. There are additional tips in this post on how to avoid needs analysis paralysis. You can shoot digital photos or videos and insert them in slides. Here are a few ways to change that. Updated!
5 Tools to Help You “Gamify” Your eLearning Content
MARCH 5, 2015
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. Each template has unique interactions based on the various learning phases to help you quickly build an eye-catching course. Articulate has a number of applications to help you create more engaging content. Create PowerPoint slides with drop buttons, sliders, markers, and hotspots to grab your students’ attention. iSpring.
6 Instructional Design Tips For Noobs
OCTOBER 28, 2015
The instructional design world is a thriving one with many tools, tips, tricks, theories, and processes. Storyboard The Content – Before building a single PowerPoint slide or learning module in rapid elearning development software your course should have a storyboard. It’s helpful if this activity isn’t just a quiz as quizzing is one-dimensional.
Four Tips for Using Characters in E-Learning
MAY 23, 2016
Whether you love them or hate them, characters have been used in e-learning for many years to tell stories, help create a sense of personality, and bring learning scenarios to life. Here are four tips for using characters in e-learning : Incorporate them into the story. It’s also helpful to give your characters names and titles. Share your tips by commenting below.
Articulate Storyline Tips in Under 140 Characters: Part II
MAY 5, 2016
For our experiment, we took to Twitter and asked our followers to share their best Articulate Storyline tips, in 140 characters or less, using the hashtag #Storyline140. We also shared the top ten tips, based off of the most user engagement, which included everything from your favorite features to time-saving and efficiency-boosting tricks. Stylized Image Fills. Triggers. States.
Tips for planning Your #MOOC #OEB13
DECEMBER 5, 2013
This slide deck will be used at Online Educa Berlin 2013 to allow people to set up their own MOOC. It is a short set of slides, with links to other MOOC information. The way I see it, we are all in this together - education/training helps us all. The main idea is to get people on their way, and to make them think on where to go with their overall training. If you are at Online Educa Berlin, feel free to join me in room Lincke (first floor) between 14.30 - 16.00. will start / end the session on time. And if you plan a MOOC yourself, why not connect with me from anywhere?
50 tips for better presentations
Clive on Learning
MARCH 15, 2011
In conducting some research on design for visual aids I came across this set of tips which I developed with my wife Sue some eight years ago now. That means knowing your subject, being familiar with the running order and testing your slides and any equipment you will be using in advance. 3. Provide your own written introduction Help out whoever has to introduce you and ensure that what is said about you is appropriate by providing your own written introduction. 7. You should be able to see that the slide has changed satisfactorily from your laptop screen in front of you.
Work Swiftly on Articulate Storyline’s Timeline – 3 Time Saving Tips
JUNE 23, 2016
Using the timeline option in one of the most preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline – the actions on a slide (such as the animation of an object, image, audio sync, etc.) Therefore, here I would like to share three quick tips on how to work on Storyline’s timeline and reduce your time and efforts. 1. can be controlled. Working from Top to Bottom.
Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
I get a lot of questions about number of slides or screen count per hour of instruction. Following are some simple tips to help build more productive elearning. Don’t Auto-Advance Slides. The problem with this is that if the person is a fast reader, it’s frustrating to wait for the slide to catch up. The same can be said for slides with narration.
Tips for Working with E-Learning Voice-Over Talent
JUNE 12, 2015
Working with professional voice-over talent can help your courses be more polished and professional, but this comes at an expense. Over the years, I’ve discovered several tips for working with voice-over talent to help make the process easier and more efficient, which can help keep your costs down. Here are my top three tips for working with voice-over talent. 1.
Tips for Importing from PowerPoint to Captivate
MAY 2, 2012
Adobe Captivate does a great job of integrating with PowerPoint and converting slides to an e-learning format. Select Slides. In this section you can select which slides to import. However, there are just as many situations where you may only want to pull one or two slides out of an existing presentation. Slide Advance Method. Do you have any tips to share?
PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites. Your content is also broken down into a table of contents--pulled from the title of each slide.
13 More Tips to Help You Record Narration Like the Pros
JUNE 9, 2009
Last week, we looked at some basic tips to record high-quality audio. Those tips leaned more on the technology. also added some tips from last week’s comments section. 1. Headphones help isolate the audio and you’ll be able to hear any problems with the narration better than if you listen with speakers. Kat Keesling has some good tips for getting rid of the plosives.
Top 5 Tips for Mouth-watering eLearning Content
MAY 20, 2015
While there are many ways to improve elearning content, the following are a few easy tips to fine-tune it before serving it up to learners. Images that do nothing to support the learning or that clutter the slide and distract from the core message can spoil the true flavor of your course. Ensure that your images complement or support your message, are of good quality, and are of a consistent look and feel as you move from slide to slide. Each slide is essentially a mouthful of content. Need help? Try these tips on eliminating typos. Authors!
Tips for webinars or virtual training
JANUARY 8, 2014
This results in slides that tend to be activities instead of information presentations. For example, I’ll display a slide that has a draft of a scenario question and ask what should be done to make it better. Information that might have spawned a series of bullet-heavy slides called “97 rules of scenario design” goes in the handout, where text belongs.
Converting ILT to eLearning: Benefits and Tips
MARCH 15, 2016
The benefits of converting a course include the ability to share content quicker and even help out with just-in-time situations. Since the “shell” is already in place, updating eLearning is simply a matter of updating pieces of information or adding in a new slide. With The post Converting ILT to eLearning: Benefits and Tips appeared first on. Want to try yourself?
Fire Up Learning: Tips to Motivate Adult Learners
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Here are few quick tips to help you do so: Introduce yourself: Start your training by adding a short introduction highlighting your educational background, personal achievements, and professional experience. Expect the unexpected: Most of the student population perceives eLearning as endless slides with long lines of text. Why not add some interesting information such as a “fun fact” or “did you know” in between slides? Or maybe an exciting game or activity slide at the end of a lesson rather than a quiz? We live in an age of innovation and change.
Tips for Developing a Learning Culture
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
While there is no “magic bullet” formula, there are some things you can focus on that can help to maximize the success of your program. Bullet points on a PowerPoint slide shouldn’t be the only way content is delivered to employees. So how do you create a culture for collaborative learning? Share in Creation. Use Various Content. With 85% of the U.S. elearning
Helpful Tools, Ideas and Templates for the Busy eLearning Designer
JULY 29, 2014
So, h ere are some tips and tricks to keep on top of things. 1. Coming up with color schemes that are eye-catching but not eye-searing can be tricky, and that''s where both these sites come in: they will help you select contrasting and complementary colors. Save inspiration with Pocket. Then, access what you''ve saved later, online or offline, anytime and anywhere. PolishMyWriting.
9 Tips to Use Images in your eLearning Programs
APRIL 28, 2016
In this article, we bring forward some useful tips to select the apt image for your eLearning programs. Read through these tips to make sure that the images you use in your eLearning courses support your online content, engage your learners, and convey the intended message. Also, if you have demonstrated something similar in the previous slides, leave it out! Consistent Images.
Three Tips for Teaching Successful Software Training Classes
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
Although I learn something new each time I teach a class, here are the three main tips I’ve learned for teaching a successful software training class. 1. For example, when I teach new Articulate Storyline users how to use motion paths, I could have them add a rectangle to the slide and make it move from the left side to the right side. Practice with real-life examples.