Library? Which Library?

Adobe Captivate

When I mention the word ‘external library’ in a presentation I see a lot of confused eyes among the participants. Even recently, based on an answer on the forums, someone sent me a message: ‘What are you talking about, never heard about external libraries in Captivate, where can I find them?’ ’ Time for a short blog post, with some efficiency tips about using the Library. Internal Library (project library). External Library.

10 Quizlet Flashcards Alternatives

Ed App

If you’re looking for Quizlet Flashcards Alternatives, we’ve rounded up a list of our top 10 for you: Quizlet Flashcards Alternative # 1 – Rapid Refresh by EdApp. Quizlet Flashcards Alternatives # 2 – Kahoot! Quizlet Flashcards Alternatives # 3 – Typeform.


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Reusing Content with Library Objects in Lectora and Lectora Online


In this blog we’ll show you step-by-step how to create and save “library objects” in Lectora ® and Lectora® Online, how to insert that saved content into another title and how to share library objects with your colleagues through shared repositories and email. Library Objects in Lectora desktop (Version 11 and higher). To create a library object in Lectora, you begin by identifying and selecting the content in the Title Explorer. Be sure to name your library object. (It

10 iSpring Alternatives

Ed App

Here, you’ll discover 10 iSpring alternatives that provide comprehensive content management, learning management tools, and other unique training features. Check out these iSpring alternatives and see which platform best meets your learning style and needs. . Course library.

Push Our PowerPoint Graphics to the Max with Gauge Templates

eLearning Brothers

Alternately you could select and then use the up and down arrow keys to put the slider into position. You can check our stock image library , or make one with your favorite image editing software and save it as a PNG file before inserting it into your presentation. eLearning Featured Graphic Design Resources PowerPoint Graphic Library Powerpoint Resouces gauge graphics powerpoint PowerPoint gauge graphics PowerPoint Graphics

The budget didn’t fail your low-budget eLearning. What else did? Your enthusiasm to use all of it.

Eat Learn Repeat

Stock Images? The most commonly used theory when someone cannot afford something costly is to try to mimic it with a cheaper alternative. While GoAnimate itself is a cheaper alternative to complex Flash-based character animations, it’s funny that we try to get it a lot cheaper using stock images. So, don’t we use stock images at all? Stock image sites are like Google search engine with even lesser intelligence.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

As an alternative to video, you can use illustrated characters with animation. I would generally opt for photos from a library like eLearning Art over illustrations, but it depends on your audience. Image credits: Graphic Stock (unlimited downloads $99/year) , eLearning Brothers. Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations.

Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

However, if I create multiple courses for that client, then I try to alternate male/female for the role of the mentor. For one of those projects, I used illustrated characters in the “Designer Realistic” style from the eLearning Art library.

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23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free image libraries perfect for use in eLearning courses.

Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Royalty Free Music Library is proud to offer one of the largest offerings of online broadcast-quality royalty free music anywhere on the web. Stock Music Boutique library offers high quality royalty-free production music. The Freeplay Music Library , is a comprehensive collection of High End Broadcast production music spanning all the popular musical genres, available for download. The iStockphoto offers stock music in the same way that hey offer stock photos!

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Diversity and Inclusion in Video & Workplace Media

TechSmith Camtasia

You could use stock visuals to communicate how diverse your organization is (or aims to be). But if this doesn’t align with your organization’s current state, Jess suggests an alternative approach. “If

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 8, 2021

Mike Taylor

This deck of cards gives you 52 proven design alternatives to the dreaded bullet point layout and over 150 professionally designed examples of slides using these techniques to spark your creativity and improve your next presentation.

Illustration vs photography for elearning

Sponge UK

Stock images Most stock image libraries include photos and illustrations. Any stock images need to be chosen carefully for consistency and relevance to your content. Using stock images is one of the most cost-effective ways to add interest to your elearning. Unfortunately, finding exactly the right image from a stock library can be difficult and time-consuming. An alternative medium is a photorealistic illustration or model.

Breakthrough eLearning: Year-End Reflections

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Year-End Reflections The end of a year is traditionally a time for stock taking and reflection. The days of buying a library suite of online courses that no one in the organization utilizes are drawing to an end.

How to Move Past Free Clip Art

Rapid eLearning

There are a few options out there, but for the most part it’s going to be Adobe Illustrator (which costs money) or Inkskape (a free opensource alternative). Inexpensive Alternatives to Free Clip Art & Vector Illustrations. Since I no longer have access to free clip art I had to make an investment in an image library. They also have a pretty solid library that’s focused on more than elearning; and most importantly, vector images are only $1.

Bigtincan: The Only Enterprise Sales Enablement Platform That Adapts to Your Sales Process


The alternative is to custom-tailor the sales enablement platform so it’s designed for your workflows, rather than the other way around. Customize Your Sales Enablement Experience, or Use Stock Functionality.

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5 Tips To Build In Storyline Like A Pro

Roundtable Learning

Storyline offers a wide variety of features, including: Easy Authoring — With an intuitive user interface, content library integration, slide templates, characters, editing tools, and more, Storyline allows authors to conveniently develop custom courses. .

Best Use Cases of Articulate 360 vs dominKnow | ONE

Harbinger Interactive Learning

With Articulate 360, Storyline users will gain access to an impressive stock library – course templates, characters, photos, videos, and other assets to make their job easier. Small content libraries with little audience targeting or content overlap.

The 5 Video Features That Make an Authoring Tool Easy to Use

CommLab India

In-built stock video library. Having a stock library is useful in a number of ways. Tools such as Lectora Inspire offer a stock video library with features such as videos of people speaking. Using the built-in library, you can even sync the person’s gestures with your audio , giving a more natural feel to your e-learning. Otherwise, maybe it is time to look for an alternative.

How to Make a Video Template in Three Easy Steps

TechSmith Camtasia

A premium subscription offers even more video templates along with access to hundreds of thousands of video assets like intros, outros, stock footage, images, and music. Include templates, favorites , themes , libraries, shortcuts, and more.



There are a lot of great pre-made illustrations and character packs from stock resources, and these are great places to start. In fact, there have been many instances where effective job-aids and other 'non-course alternatives' helped us replace courses entirely.

Six Google Slides image editing hacks for amazing presentations


Before we get started, if you need quality stock photos for your presentation, you can try sites like Unsplash or Pexels , as they offer a large online library of copyright-free, high definition images. If you’re struggling to express your message with just one picture, a collage is a great alternative to bring various ideas together – in this case to show the different ways in which plastic can affect marine life.

Building a Drag and Drop Question in Lectora and Lectora Online


Include drag and drop questions in your graded tests as a more engaging alternative to basic multiple choice questions. Alternatively, use a drag and drop question to add an interactive game or activity. Take advantage of our Media Library for stock images you can use and modify!

Benefits of Delivering Content Through Digital Publishing Platform


Digital publishing has also given rise to digital libraries which lend audiobooks, eBooks, newsletters, project reports, thesis, video lectures, case studies etc., Cost-effective Alternative: Replacing print with digital medium is undoubtedly cost saving as we saw in the previous point. If the entire stock of book is not sold, it leads to some amount of losses.

Why Your Company Needs a Leadership Development Academy


The Stock Market moves up and down. They aim to make the maximum amount of return or alternatively, lose less than the average. This special 3-month online academy includes coaching calls, Welder Leader 360° Assessment, virtual instructor-led training and a microlearning leadership library. Business markets operate in cycles. The housing market favors buyers or sellers depending on the month. The talent market is no different.

Value from Using 3D Graphics in eLearning


Alternatively, you could engage an eLearning vendor that can produce the end-to-end product for you. You can also purchase 3D graphical environments from stock libraries for much less than a custom build. 3D graphics, simulations, and virtual reality are starting to cross the threshold into the eLearning industry. In this article, Pulse Learning discusses how you can gain maximum value from using 3D graphics in eLearning.

What's new with Unicorn?

Unicorn Training

With the first three months of 2018 having flown by, we thought we’d take stock and provide you with a comprehensive look at what we’ve been up to this quarter.Supporting the Senior Managers Regime (SMR)First and foremost, it's hard not to notice the buzz around impending SMR regulation. Our Senior Managers Regime course - previewed above - has been added to our Governance, Risk and Compliance library, and builds on topics raised within our existing Regulatory Framework in Banking title.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning


As a whole it offers full text to speech through a number APIs: from shell level, though a Scheme command interpreter, as a C++ library, from Java, and an Emacs interface. Flite is designed as an alternative synthesis engine to Festival for voices built using the FestVox suite of voice building tools. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

What I like about Myna is the library of assets available to you. Another option is to buy stock sounds. iStockphoto also sells stock audio. They have a good library and the prices are decent. I’m not sure why anyone would pay $30 for it considering the alternatives above, but Songsmith is available for free to educators. I’m no audio engineer. And odds are that neither are you. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing.

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Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

Free Music Archive (FMA) : The FMA is an interactive library of high-quality legal audio downloads, which is run by the WFMU. Here you can find enough stock music to choose from for your e-learning courses and also free music files. . Audio Archive : Here you can find a library that contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows. One of the important aspects of e-learning development is music.

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Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project


It’s similar to other presentation software like good old Microsoft PowerPoint, but it additionally provides some unique features that make it a preferable alternative. It contains free art that can be used in games, but it also has a great library for music and sound effects. All The Free Stock is hands down an awesome tool and an amazing time saver. One of the most daunting challenges that instructional designers face today are shrinking budgets.

How to Determine which Content suits your Audience?


For instance, you cannot include stock library images of intermingling of gender in a training program targeted for a conservative society where men and women don’t usually intermingle in public places. Alternatively, if we say, “do your learners really need the training ,” perhaps the problem requires a one-time interaction with the learners or some coaching that can help them. Reading Time: 6 minutes. Max and You! Consider this: You are conversing with Max on the phone.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


Lectora is the powerhouse in the authoring tools coming with libraries of assets, templates and flexible. Apart from the ones that are already in the library, you can either edit them or create yours entirely from scratch. It is essentially a web-based free photoshop alternative. 3 Free Stock Images. Apart from stock images, there is the option of creating unique mockups and decorating your online school with branded-related material.

How to create custom social media graphics in PowerPoint


If you don’t have lots of high quality photography of your own, consider using stock photography sites like iStock and Shutterstock or discover the wonders of free photography sites like Unsplash. is a great alternative background remover you can use for free.

Benefits of Delivering Learning Through Digital Publishing Platforms


Digital publishing has also given rise to digital libraries which lend audiobooks, eBooks, newsletters, project reports, thesis, video lectures, case studies etc., Cost-effective Alternative. If the entire stock of book is not sold, it leads to some amount of losses. With digital publishing, there’s no need of printing and stocking physical books, therefore, there’s no loss incurred from unsold books.

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6 PowerPoint productivity boosters from BrightSlide


The alternative method of splitting up text is to copy and paste each sentence or line into a separate text box. We originally designed the Animation Library for our own designers, but it was too good not to share!

Bend & Flex: Building Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

Explore what-ifs and alternative histories for projects in which you’ve been involved. Stock photography company Shutterstock hosts an annual daylong hackathon during which employees present demos for new tools that will improve the customer experience. Between the free material available online and the massive library that inevitably exists within your organization, your team probably has access to as much information as it needs.

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The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now


Adobe Captivate’s library of over 25,000 templates and assets are popular with course developers and instructional designers. The games, interactions, layouts, and cutouts included in the library can contribute to highly engaging course content. Google Docs provides an alternative to Microsoft Office. There’s a multitude of free stock image websites out there, but we think Pexels is a great one. An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools.

How to Make Better PowerPoint for Better Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Assets For Camtasia is Techsmith’s asset library where you can find an incredible amount of attractive images for your video. Another great resource is Unsplash which has a huge library of free to use images. PowerPoint is boring. That’s what we’ve all heard, right?

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. RIM was beleaguered throughout 2011 with tepid market perceptions about its aging handset line and its not-ready-for-prime-time PlayBook tablet resulting in their stock being off 75% from historical highs and even rumors of a possible buyout in the future. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?