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How to Become a Better E-Learning Designer

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One of the unique aspects of the e-learning industry is how often it changes and how quickly you have to adapt to that change. Regardless of your background, education, or professional experience, becoming a better e-learning designer requires a willingness to learn new things.

Three Tips for Using Bullet Points in E-Learning

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Bullet points in e-learning have a bad reputation. You might think they’re boring, ugly, or a sign of lazy design. No matter what your opinion is regarding the use of bullet points in e-learning, they aren’t going away anytime soon!

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Five Things to Include in Your E-Learning Scenarios

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E-Learning scenarios are a great way to challenge your learners with real-life situations and to make your courses more interactive. When designed properly, e-learning scenarios let your learners make their own decisions, and more importantly, learn from their mistakes.

How to Organize Your E-Learning Content with Sticky Notes

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Developing an e-learning course from beginning to end is a complicated, multi-phased process—there’s no denying it. Each phase has its own unique set of roadblocks that can challenge you and bring your project to screeching halt if you aren’t careful.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

Graphic Design Tips for Beginners

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Whether you’re creating a presentation, a document, or an e-learning course, graphic design is what brings your content to life.

Articulate Storyline Tips in Under 140 Characters: Part I

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My absolute favorite part of being an e-learning developer is the incredible sense of community that exists with Articulate users. It’s the skills and lessons that I’ve learned from the E-Learning Heroes (ELH) Community that led me to where I am today in my career.

Four Tips for Using Characters in E-Learning

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I’ll be honest, I haven’t always been the biggest fan of using characters in e-learning. I used to think of them as meaningless and cheesy.

How to Design Attention-Grabbing E-Learning

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Every time I sit down to watch a movie, I hear the same opening music that studios have been using for decades. Upon hearing these few measures, I let out a breath, put away my phone, and give the story my full attention. I’ve spent so many years enjoying movies, it’s almost Pavlovian at this point.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Top 10 Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

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It’s not always easy to find high-quality images for your e-learning when you’re working on a budget. If you can’t afford the popular stock image sites, you might think you’re only option is to take your own photos. Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case!

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Four Ways to Incorporate Storytelling in Your Next E-Learning Course

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Several years ago, frustration with my job search was approaching critical mass. I had many skills, but I couldn’t see how they were connected. On a rainy Tuesday afternoon over Mayan Mochas, I vented to a friend, “I am a professional Frankenstein!” To my surprise, she disagreed.

Tim’s Top 3 PowerPoint Design Tips

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-use program that could accomplish many of the same graphic design tasks as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator?

Work From Home? 5 Tips to Help Keep You Sane

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What comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “work from home?” Is working at home a dream of yours, a reality, or something you’d never want to do? If you’re one of the many people in the e-learning industry who works from home, I bet you can relate to some of the following truths.

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3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Tips for Working with E-Learning Voice-Over Talent

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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.

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PowerPoint for Graphic Design – Recorded on 5/17/16

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PowerPoint is one of those tools that we don’t give enough credit. We all know PowerPoint can be used to create presentations and long lists of bullet points. But, did you know you can use PowerPoint for graphic design? It’s true.

Updated E-Leaning Authoring Tools Comparison

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With the release of Adobe Captivate 8 a few weeks back, I thought I would update our popular—and often controversial—comparison grid on the major authoring tools. As always, the information contained within this comparison is based solely on my opinions.

Three Tips for Teaching Successful Software Training Classes

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As Artisan’s resident E-Learning Authoring Tools Trainer, the primary focus of my job has been to teach other e-learning professionals how to use programs like Articulate Storyline and Studio either in person or online.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Updated E-Learning Authoring Tools Comparison

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What’s the right e-learning authoring tool for you? It depends! All of the major tools have strengths and weaknesses in different areas, so picking the right tool is about knowing what’s important for you.

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

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Last spring, I started taking classical guitar lessons. At first, it was a lot to take in: posture, intonation, technique, plus getting both hands in the right place at the same time. It’s taken time to put it all together.

One Way Storyline Saves You Time When Creating Accessible Courses

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A few months ago, Articulate released an update for Storyline 2 that included a number of features that can help you make your courses accessible to those with disabilities. These tools are useful if you want to comply with WCAG or Section 508 rules.

How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

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We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. Whether it’s unwanted static, an echo, or ambient room noise, bad audio can distract your learners from the content in your e-learning course and prevent them from clearly receiving your message.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

Graphic Design vs. Visual Communications for E-Learning

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This week, I have the pleasure to traveling to Philadelphia, PA to teach our two-day workshop on Visual Communications for E-Learning. Besides this being one of my favorite topics to discuss, it’s also a topic that is shrouded in a lot of misconceptions.

Confessions of a Project Management System Convert

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“It’s so time-consuming to enter everything in!”. “It’s It’s so clunky!”. “It’s It’s so much easier to manage everything in email.”. “It’ll It’ll take too long to catch up.”. Yes, I’ve said every single one of these. These were my excuses to not use Celoxis , our project management software.

Am I an E-Learning Drill Sergeant?

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As I mentioned in my last blog post , I seem to have some OCD tendencies when it comes to reviewing e-learning courses. I sometimes wonder if developers make faces when they receive my feedback, envisioning me as some kind of e-learning drill sergeant.

Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

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Are you creating courses using Adobe Captivate and don’t yet have a learning management system (LMS) for tracking results? Did you know there is an alternative, FREE solution?

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

How to Create Repeating Motion Paths in Articulate Storyline 2

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Whenever I teach one of our Articulate Storyline Training Workshops , I’m always enjoy the “what-if” questions asked by my students. More often than not, these what-if questions give the class an opportunity to experiment with the features of Articulate Storyline in creative ways.

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Be Aware of Being Aware

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You might have faced this situation before: you’re working on an e-learning course, and the subject-matter experts (SMEs) keep wanting to include every single bit of information they have about the subject into the course.

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User Interface Design Principles for E-Learning

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The user interface design for your e-learning course can either support or disrupt the learning for your student.

Three Things to Include in Your E-Learning Storyboard

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One of the biggest challenges in designing an e-learning course is getting consensus on what should be in the course without having to build it first.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.