4 Tricks for Achieving True Storyline Slide Mastery
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Creating an eLearning course can be a long process, especially if you have a lot of slides in your course. Part of achieving that mastery is learning how to effectively and efficiently utilize master slides in your course. There’s a lot you can do with Master Slides, but I thought I’d focus on four key things you should understand that can help you in your course design.
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. 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. Examples of the Visual Design Tip. It’s a good visual design tip to have in your tool chest.
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. Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides for Recording. Why is it that the two haven’t parted ways?
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.
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?
Are Your Video Transitions Helping or Hurting?
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
All of these grammatical parameters serve as subconscious indicators to help our brains digest information. Have you ever seen a PowerPoint slide like this? Public speakers know to throw in a slide like this to allow audiences to take a quick mental break and to prepare for the next section. The post Are Your Video Transitions Helping or Hurting? Wrong! The period (.)
15 E-learning Tips to Design Effective E-learning Courses
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
In this post, there are 15 tips from industry experts that will help designers create better engaging and effective result oriented e-courses. Tip 1: Consider the learners’ knowledge level. Provide options to skip a specific slide or page in case the learner does not intend to go through it or if they already know the same. Tip 2: Be watchful of slide elements.
Top PowerPoint Tips
DECEMBER 8, 2014
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. The selection pane displays the objects on the slide. PowerPoint Tip 3: Combine Shapes to Create Custom Shapes. PowerPoint Tip 4: Layering Objects to Create Custom Graphics.
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. 3 tips for presenters: Stand up! Story Arc. Climax.
Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos
AUGUST 16, 2016
As a former instructional designer, I’m very intrigued by this notion and I’m happy to share with you… Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos. The more information you can provide to the viewer before they even hit the play button, the more likely it is that they will select the video that will best help them reach their learning goal quickly. Is it part of a series?
52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning
DECEMBER 15, 2016
That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Check out the tips below. He has grown their community to be the go-to industry resource and helps shape the entire Articulate product line. Having content pushed on us in the form of bullets and slides is clicking boring. Tom Kuhlmann.
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
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.
Two Free Multimedia Applications to Help Build Courses
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
We all love free tools to help us save time and resources so that we are more efficient building our elearning courses. One way I integrate colors into my slides is by adding an image to my screen and then I pick colors from the image to create my buttons, background and accent colors. Learn all sorts of tips & tricks in this fun community-based workshop. SOLD OUT.
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.
The Tale of a Product Training Manager and His 100 Slide Online Course
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
Recently, he published a 100 slide PowerPoint presentation, used in classroom training sessions, as it is, online, to impart product training to his sales staff. They found it hard to remain focused through the 100 slide course and could not digest the information effectively. Jim is the product training manager of a large pharmaceutical company. Gaps in the learning content.
20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips
AUGUST 18, 2014
Tip: Tell the audience the point. “I’m 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.
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. 5 Elements for Creating Good Slides. Sound good?
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!
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.
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.
10 eLearning Tips from Michael Allen
OCTOBER 26, 2016
That’s why I’m excited that he agreed to do an interview with me and share some of his best tips for building better eLearning courses. Instead of the fear of dehumanizing instruction and learning that were actually helpful to push e-learning to be the best it can be, there’s now a drive to develop volumes of cheaply delivered training pretty much regardless of effectiveness.
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.
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. 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. Raptivity.
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.
3 Tips for Using Animations in E-Learning
ATD Learning Technologies
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Although animations in e-learning can help you elevate your learning content, they also can become a distraction when used poorly. Here are three tips that can help you improve your use of animation in e-learning. #1. This is not to say you shouldn't use animations in e-learning as a design embellishment; rather, it should help you accomplish something.
TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars
AUGUST 20, 2015
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. The post TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. What is a Webinar? How we use Webinars. The Value.
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.
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. ” .
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. 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. However, some presenters script their opening and closing sentences word-for-word and you may find this helpful.
Here Are Your E-learning Tips for 2017
JANUARY 3, 2017
They needed help figuring out “this e-learning thing” and how to get their training online. Some of their customers had PowerPoint slide decks and wanted to convert them into courses. I challenged her thinking and stated that the PowerPoint slides were just content and that any good course designer could convert the content into an effective and engaging course.
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 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? Any time he puts up slides from a talk, I scurry over to check them out. It’s not. Or MOOCs!