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Best PowerPoint Tutorials for E-learning

Rapid eLearning

When we started this blog in 2007, PowerPoint-based elearning was all the rage, and for good reason. Today, the elearning market is different and PowerPoint elearning isn’t as important (or relevant) as it was ten years ago. It’s something I shared in this blog post on why PowerPoint isn’t the right tool for interactive elearning. Top PowerPoint Tips.

Here’s a Free Avatar Template & Tutorial

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And remember, if you don’t have an illustration app, as long as you can get.EPS vector files, you can edit them in PowerPoint. PowerPoint Tutorials. I’ve included a couple of tutorials to show how to create the circle avatar effect and how to work with connectors. This will work in Storyline or PowerPoint. Free PowerPoint & E-Learning Templates.

Create Free Icons and Images in PowerPoint Using Dingbat Fonts

Rapid eLearning

Looking at the free icons reminded me of simple trick we show in our PowerPoint workshops. It’s one I’ve shared in the past when I showed how to create custom shapes in PowerPoint , but today I’m adding a bit more detail. There are two video tutorials below. View tutorial video (short version). You’ll need PowerPoint 2013 or newer.

Here’s a Free Application to Help with Tutorials & Screencast Videos

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How to Display Keyboard Shortcuts during Screencast Tutorials. This is perfect for webinars and screencast tutorials. Here’s a quick tutorial where I show how it works and how it would look in your software training. How to Customize the Keyboard Shortcut Display for Screencast Tutorials. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

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. I was asked recently about my favorite PowerPoint tips and tricks. My advice?

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. I used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. How to Edit the Free PowerPoint Template. Here are a few production tips: These tutorials give you a very good overview of how to work with this free PowerPoint template. Edit these on the master slide.

Free eLearning resource screen template and tutorial

eLearningArt

I design my backgrounds in PowerPoint, then import them into whatever authoring tool I need. Here’s a quick lesson on how I designed the giveaway file using only PowerPoint and shapes. Again, I like to design the categories in PowerPoint. I could have also used icons developed in PowerPoint for full control over the design. How to create your own resource page. Manuals.

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. Click here to watch the video tutorial at YouTube.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. I also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! Click to download the free PowerPoint template. 100+ PowerPoint Tutorials. Wordle site.

Create a photo slideshow in PowerPoint

eLearningArt

I recently created a photo slideshow (using PowerPoint) of my dad’s life-sized chess set sculpture that’s at Facebook (Go Dad!). I found that PowerPoint was a surprisingly powerful slideshow creation tool. Video Tutorial. And if you want to watch the published version of the slideshow, you can watch it here: Screenshot and Text Tutorial. Posts PowerPoint blog

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Check Out This Free PowerPoint Template & Tutorial

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The template comes with a few layouts and they’re easy enough to modify, which you’ll see in the tutorials. As always, I use the default template colors, so you’re free to easily modify the colors using PowerPoint’s color themes. If you want to learn more about using the template and how to create the cutouts and character fills, be sure to check out the tutorials below.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

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by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle. The original answer referenced this tutorial:  Puzzle Pictures in PowerPoint. Start PowerPoint. PowerPointThat is what I will cover today.

PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve cut out all of the hassle of uploading a PowerPoint presentation and made it a one-step process for you. One key benefit of using the PowerPoint converter is that any timed slides or animations won’t be lost once the file has been uploaded. Here’s a brief video tutorial on how to use the PowerPoint Converter. Q: Can I use PowerPoint “canned sounds”? A: Yes.

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How to Make a Star Wars BB-8 in PowerPoint

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I use PowerPoint more for graphics than anything else. In PowerPoint. This BB-8 can be created and animated in any PowerPoint version 2010 or higher. First, let’s break it down to individual shapes in PowerPoint Slide 1. PowerPoint Slide 2: The Head. PowerPoint Slides 3 and 4: The Body. PowerPoint Slide 5: Assemble. PowerPoint Animated Slide.

3 Tutorials to Help You Get More Out of PowerPoint’s Image Editing

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I know it’s hard to believe, but apparently there are many people who don’t like PowerPoint. Obviously there are a lot of bad presentations created with PowerPoint, but it seems to me the blame rests on the shoulders of the presenter and not the tool. Besides, PowerPoint’s a versatile tool that’s used for more than bad presentations. Become a PowerPoint 2010 Rock Star.

Here Are Two Cool PowerPoint Tips When Building Templates

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A couple of weeks ago, Creative Markets, gave away this PowerPoint template. I 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. It allows me to find new ways to do things.

Free E-Learning & PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

There’s a PowerPoint version and one for Articulate Storyline 2 that offers a lot more interactivity. You’ll also notice that there’s a big difference between a PowerPoint-based template and one created in Articulate Storyline. PowerPoint is generally a linear presentation product. In PowerPoint you’re mostly limited to click interactions. Working with Templates.

How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint to Gamify Your Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

And fortunately, you can easily insert videos from YouTube using two ways: Use PowerPoint itself. Use PowerPoint add-ins like iSpring. How can I insert a YouTube video in PowerPoint? Embedding a video from YouTube into PowerPoint 2013 is pretty simple, as the program comes with a YouTube button. If you need to show your PowerPoint in a location without an Internet connection, you will need to insert a video file that you have saved on your hard drive. You can also use the second method to insert a video in PowerPoint 2007. To give a hint.

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Free Conversational Scenario Template for PowerPoint

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Try out this free Conversational Scenario template , a nine page scenario PowerPoint file. Video Tutorial: PowerPoint Conversational Scenario Template. Don’t know much about using Conversational Scenario Templates for PowerPoint? Here is a video tutorial that will teach you how to install and effectively use this new template. Free templates are awesome!

5 Ways to Share Your PowerPoint Presentation Online

DigitalChalk eLearning

If you share your PowerPoint online, those viewers can find it. Here are five of the best ways to share a PowerPoint presentation online. Of course, one method is to simply upload your PowerPoint to Google Drive or DropBox and give the link to a friend. Concerns: If the user does not have PowerPoint, your content will be inaccessible. If the user has an older version of PowerPoint, important features may be lost. You can upload PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote and OpenDocument. Videos are better than slides in many contexts, such as explanations or tutorials.

How to Create an Interactive Image Template

Rapid eLearning

To help you out, I recorded a few tutorials that go through the basics. I used a different image for the tutorials and included a new free template for you to download. Interactive Image Tutorials. Here are some tutorials that walk through how I created the zoom in and out effect in this elearning template. Tutorial 3: Shortcuts and production tips to save time.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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Their many instructional applications include step-by-step process, demonstrations , tutorials , and presentations. Screencasting is increasingly used to record PowerPoint presentations using preeminent software such as Camtasia Studio , which can enable an add-in to run the program from within PowerPoint. Screencast PowerPoint Model. Screencast PowerPoint Model.

Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction

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Free template: PowerPoint learning interaction. PowerPoint with the assets: so you can modify them if you want. Community Blog Posts & Tutorials. Day 1: PowerPoint’s for E-Learning. Here’s a template I created for a recent workshop on how to create an exploratory learning interaction. I used a flat UI design for the learning interaction. Weekly Updates. Sign up here.

More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

Rapid eLearning

A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. That means your success building courses is influenced by how well you know PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources. Here are a few posts that cover some of the essentials tips and tricks required for successful PowerPoint-based rapid elearning.

PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound

DigitalChalk eLearning

a PowerPoint converter was introduced that greatly simplifies uploading a PowerPoint to our online training software. This gives you three great options to choose from now – chalkboard, web archive, and a PowerPoint converter! Helpful hint: Make sure that the file type is either a PPTX or PPT for PowerPoint 2003 or later. How do you save your animations and sound?

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PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George I am often asked how to get YouTube videos into a PowerPoint presentation, and, unless you're using the latest version (PowerPoint 2010), it's an understandable question. Over the next few weeks I will show you how to insert YouTube videos into PowerPoint 2007 (both with and without an internet connection) and PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac.

How To: Integrate Your Raptivity Presentation into PowerPoint

DigitalChalk eLearning

You can easily insert an interactive Raptivity model within your PowerPoint presentation by following a few simple steps. Open Microsoft PowerPoint and create a presentation slide for your Raptivity model. Your Raptivity presentation model has been inserted within your PowerPoint presentation! Online Training Software Tutorials Build Your Course PowerPoint Raptivity

How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module

Rapid eLearning

In a recent post we looked at ways to build interactive elearning even if using PowerPoint to build the courses. So in today’s post I’ll show you how I created the PowerPoint interaction. This lets us look at some essential production tips when using PowerPoint to build interactive elearning. PowerPoint Tutorials. Click here to view the tutorials.

5 PowerPoint Design Tips That Wow!

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes a PowerPoint presentation may be the majority of your course content. If that is the case, you want to be sure that you have the best PowerPoint you can. Think about having a great PowerPoint design and useful content rather than adding fluff to your course. To get started on your master template, we have found a great tutorial and a bunch of free templates to help.

Embedding Adobe Captivate Recordings in PowerPoint Presentations

Adobe Captivate

We always talk about converting PowerPoint presentations to Adobe Captivate projects for all the valid reasons of creating rich and engaging experience for the learners, rapid authoring, easy conversion to eLearning courseware, etc. But what if I want to conduct a classroom/virtual session, where I’ll be predominantly using a PowerPoint presentation and need to show [.]. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Embed PowerPointExtending Captivate How do I.

3 Tips for Better PowerPoint Workflow in Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Creating a course using Microsoft PowerPoint and importing and enhancing it using Adobe Captivate is a very popular and useful workflow. There are cases where we can achieve smooth results if we follow some best practices when creating the eLearning course using PowerPoint. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Another Benefit of Using PowerPoint Roundtripping with Adobe Captivate 5.5

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You can easily use your favorite PowerPoint template in Adobe Captivate 5.5 with the PowerPoint roundtripping feature. By this, you can use the PowerPoint template as your course background and add all the interactivity [.]. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Background Design PowerPoint Roundtripping rapid elearningAt times when you are creating your eLearning courses, and you just don’t have enough time to design the slide backgrounds. How do I. Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Import Powerpoint into Captivate

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Just wanted to show you, really quickly, the feature of importing PowerPoint into Captivate. So if I pull up Captivate, you’ll see, when I go to create a new file, under create new there is from Microsoft PowerPoint. Click on that, it’s going to allow me to select the PowerPoint file, and then it will pull it in and do some conversion. Adobe Captivate Tutorials

Design Tutorial, Part 1: How to Make Your Own iPad-Inspired Icons (and a Free Template!)

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In this post, I’ve assembled a quick tutorial on how to create your own custom iPad/iPhone app icons in PowerPoint using nothing more than drawing tools and free Microsoft clip art icons. Once you’ve watched the tutorial, download the PowerPoint file here to leverage my work as a jumping-off point for creating your own designs. Feeling a little inspired?