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Are Your Meetings Productive?

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How many people do you know that are constantly tied up in meetings? How many times have you heard (or said) “I’m stuck in a meeting.” “I I have meetings all day.” Sorry, gotta run. I have another meeting.” I would bet money that you hear it every single day or live it yourself. It struck. eLearnin

8 Easy Ideas for Your (not Boring) Virtual Holiday Event

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2020 has been a whirlwind for many of us, all over the world. And now, it’s the holiday season and you are faced with determining the best way to get your team together, promote moral, and recognizing the people who grow your business and keep things running smoothly.

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Networking

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How to Become a Networking Rockstar (And How your VA can Help) It’s a no-brainer that networking can help you grow your business. But networking can be time-consuming and a little stressful, not to mention nerve-wracking. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

5 Tips to Ensure a Successful Corporate Holiday Event

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The holiday season is fast approaching. Not only do we all feel the stress of buying gifts, planning feasts with family and friends, and figuring out how to add more events to our calendars there is also the added weight on our shoulders to plan a fantastic corporate holiday event to celebrate the year with. The post 5 Tips to Ensure a Successful Corporate Holiday Event appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Microlearning for Knowledge Retention

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Do you consider yourself an instructional designer, developer, teacher, curriculum writer, coach? Whatever your title preference we all have the same goal, not to just write training material, but to have our learners be able to pull out and retain the information that we put in. Microlearning focuses on something specific as opposed to a. The post Microlearning for Knowledge Retention appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Design eLearning Microlearning

You Can (and Should) Include Gamification in Your Courses

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Who doesn’t enjoy playing a game or two? Using games for education and training can provide many benefits to employers and their employees. And with Generation Y growing up playing games on their tablets in their strollers it’s only going to get bigger. They not only are tech savvy, they want to work for businesses. The post You Can (and Should) Include Gamification in Your Courses appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC.

Hottest Trends in Learning for 2018

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What’s your favorite method of eLearning? Do you prefer to read an eBook, participate in an interactive learning module, or maybe a good old-fashioned webinar is more up your alley? These are three common types of learning solutions that first come to mind when I think of the different methods of eLearning I’ve participated in. The post Hottest Trends in Learning for 2018 appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. eLearning

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Controlling Captivate – Change Cursor

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Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate! In this post we are going to show you, with the help of a FREE TLC add-in, how to change the cursor style of elements without using any advanced actions or any actions at all! This blog and add-in pertains only to CP8, CP9, and HTML5 output only. The post Controlling Captivate – Change Cursor appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Captivate HTML5 JavaScript

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3 Ways to Use Custom Color Palettes in Captivate That YOU Have to Check Out

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If you’re like me, you’ve often found yourself creating a highlight box, a callout, a drop shadow, etc. in your Captivate file and you’ve forgotten the RGB or Hex code of the color you want to use. It’s frustrating to stop what you’re doing, look for that piece of paper, design document, etc. to locate. The post 3 Ways to Use Custom Color Palettes in Captivate That YOU Have to Check Out appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Captivate Design Development Tools eLearning Uncategorized

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

Captivate, Prezi, and SlideShare…Oh My!

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Ah…the woes of an instructional designer can be many in this day and age. Not only do we need to keep up with the latest changes in our field (different ISD models, new trends in learning, etc.), a lot of us are also struggling to learn how to develop the eLearning courses, videos, presentations, and. eLearning Software Reviews Uncategorized

Controlling Captivate – Countdown Timer

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Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate – Countdown Timer. We’ve read many complaints over the years about the limits of the Timer Widget supplied in Captivate. These range from: “the visual style cannot be changed”, “you cannot have an action triggered when time is up”, and even “it’s very annoying”. We decided to alleviate. Captivate Design Development Tools eLearning JavaScript Uncategorized Widget

Controlling Captivate – Pause IT!

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Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate. In this short post we’re going to show you a simple widget that will pause the last slide or all of your slides automatically. Why do you need this widget? Let’s go over a couple of examples: Recently on the Adobe and LinkedIn Captivate forums, questions have been. Captivate eLearning Uncategorized Widget

Controlling Captivate – Bookmarking

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We’ve read numerous posts on the internet concerning the way Captivate bookmarks a learner’s location in a course. Since you don’t have the option the change CP’s behavior out of the box, we’ll show you how to override the default SCORM bookmarking behavior in Captivate 6, 7 and 8. Captivate uses the SCORM value cmi.suspend_data. The post Controlling Captivate – Bookmarking appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Captivate eLearning JavaScript Uncategorized

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Controlling Captivate – Media Queries

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Welcome to another installment of TLC Media Design’s Controlling Captivate series. Today we’ll show you how to use one of the best features of CSS3, the Media Query. In this simple demonstration we’ll show you how to hide the CC close button in a CP8 responsive project. Captivate does not always respond the way we. The post Controlling Captivate – Media Queries appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Captivate CSS eLearning HTML5 media querie media queries

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Why You Should Include Video in your Learning Curriculum

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If you need proof why video should be an important element in your learning program, there is no need to look any further….we’ve we’ve got the proof for you right here! With the use of platforms like YouTube and Vimeo on the rise, it goes without saying that people are turning to video more and more. Design eLearning Video Vimeo YouTube

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Audition, Audacity, and More…Oh My! – Part Two of Tools Review Blog Series

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In part one of this blog series, we evaluated various presentation tools you can add to your toolbox. Now we’re going to take a look at some audio tools you can use. Audio can be an integral part of the work you do for various types of projects including podcasts, presentations, videos, and eLearning|blended learning. Audition Development Tools eLearning Software Reviews

Controlling Captivate – ShowHide

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Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate! In this post we are going to show you, with the help of a FREE TLC add-in, how to show and hide elements without using any advanced actions. This blog and add-in pertain only to CP8, CP9, and HTML5 output. In a recent project we needed to show. The post Controlling Captivate – ShowHide appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Captivate eLearning HTML5 JavaScript Uncategorized

From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 has led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. Being forced to distance, we took emergency steps to build mechanisms that supported remote-learning, with an emphasis on elearning and virtual training. The consensus suggests that our existing elearning and training weren’t as well-received as we hoped. Our efforts to rely on elearning more and translate training to virtual experiences weren’t well-designed. The underlying reason is that we’re not well aligned with how our brains really work! In this session, Dr. Quinn will also go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser).

Capturing a Keypress in Captivate

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Sometimes you need to control Captivate funtionality and you struggle finding ways to accomplish your task. In this blog series, we’ll be addressing different issues we’ve encountered personally and popular questions and problems discussed on forums regarding Captivate. Ready? Let’s get started. Tip 1: Controlling Keypress Entries Have you ever needed to capture a keypress. Captivate eLearning JavaScript Widget

Controlling Captivate – Upgrading to Captivate 9

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When designing and/or developing courses do you ever find yourself wondering how to create a fresh approach to interactivity? Do you find yourself falling back on your set of “old faithful’s” or the question templates you have available? Do you feel pressured to hurry up and get it done instead of having the freedom to. The post Controlling Captivate – Upgrading to Captivate 9 appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Audition Captivate CSS Design eLearning

Why eLearning ROCKS!

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There is no doubt that the educational landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. The web provides all of the resources necessary to teach, to learn, to assess, and to reach an extremely wide audience. While listing the benefits of eLearning would take hours, let’s highlight a few reasons why technology-based education is the. Design eLearning Uncategorized design

Controlling Captivate – Disable Scrubber

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Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate. In this post we’re going to show you how to disable the scrubber in Captivates default playbar. For those of you that want to restrict the learner from using the scrubber to advance to the end of project, we’re going to show you how. You’ll need Flash or. Captivate eLearning JavaScript Uncategorized

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Learning Solutions: Why We Love Design (And You Should Too!)

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We love design because, well, it’s everywhere! It’s in logos that companies use to brand themselves; it’s in websites we use every single day; it’s in TV commercials we watch repeatedly; it’s in restaurant menus and packaging of products that we look at every time we pick up a new product or visit a new. Design eLearning Uncategorized

5 Things You Should Do Before Creating Your Next Captivate Project

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Have you ever created a Captivate file only to find out later that you’re forced to make the same revisions on every slide, such as changing objects to display for the rest of slide vs. the 3 second default? Or maybe you’ve had to change your recording settings for each video demo or simulation you. Captivate Development Tools eLearning Uncategorized design

It’s in the Details: eLearning Timesaving Tips

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Your objectives are approved and you’ve inserted them in your lesson. Awesome! You continue developing your content, building your interactions, and eventually … your course is finished! Testing begins and you’re feeling pretty good about things. Then you notice that your email box is filling up with comments from testers and a feeling of dread. The post It’s in the Details: eLearning Timesaving Tips appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Design eLearning Uncategorized design

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Controlling Captivate – Media Queries

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Welcome to another installment of TLC Media Design’s Controlling Captivate series. Today we’ll show you how to use one of the best features of CSS3, the Media Query. In this simple demonstration we’ll show you how to hide the CC close button in a CP8 responsive project. Captivate does not always respond the way we. The post Controlling Captivate – Media Queries appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Captivate CSS eLearning HTML5 media querie media queries

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Prepping for the New Year

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4 Things Small Businesses Should Review Now! Hello 2020! Time for us all to join the gym, go on a diet, and make all kinds of wonderful promises to ourselves that most of us will never keep. However, in business and life there are a few tasks we should perform every year or every few. eLearning accounting annual reviews money saving service providers small business travel

Corporate Gift Buying Made Easy

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It’s that time of year. Everyone is shopping for their family, friends and co-workers, boss or client/vendor. As if you didn’t have enough on your plate, every time you turn around there is another gift to buy. Don’t be a Grinch about it…. check out the tips below for fabulous, easy ideas everyone will. The post Corporate Gift Buying Made Easy appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Corporate Events eLearning Event Planning Holidays Virtual Assistance

What Learners Want – Learning Preferences Infographic

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We recently conducted a survey to determine what learners find beneficial in the courses they attend….the the results are in and we’ve created the infographic below to share the results with you. These results can help you ensure the courses you’re creating are meeting the needs of your users. Design eLearning Uncategorized

Writing Conversations for eLearning

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In a previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters (a mentor and mentee or learning character) to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure these conversations for eLearning.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Questions to Ask SMEs for Branching Scenarios

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When you create branching scenarios, you probably work with SMEs. They’re the ones with the expertise, after all. However, sometimes it can be a struggle to get good stories and concrete details from SMEs.

Build a Branching Scenario in Google Forms

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While tailor-made tools like Twine may be easier for building branching scenarios, it’s possible to use a survey tool like Google Forms. Most survey tools have the option to jump to different questions or sections based on responses.

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Where I’m Speaking in 2021

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I will be giving presentations on several topics in the next few months. Here’s the information on where I’m speaking in the first part of this year. This includes everything currently scheduled; more events may be added later. Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design.

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

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What is conversation-driven elearning? One strategy for creating a story for learning is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation. This differs from the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.