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Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

We are offering a new stock asset library for eLearning. Over 500,000 stock images, graphics, videos, motion graphics, sound effects, and music loops. High-resolution, royalty-free, and ready to go. Stock Vector Graphics. High-quality vector graphics.eps files included!

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Freebie Friday: The Sweet Sound of Free Stock Assets 

eLearning Brothers

Anyone who has ever edited audio knows that quality sound effects are an essential part of the process. This week, we’re adding four handy stock sounds to our Free Library for a limited time only, so snap them up quick. Which of these free sounds was your favorite?

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eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World

eLearning Brothers

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — November 17, 2014 — eLearning Brothers today announced that it will offer over 500,000 stock photos, graphics, vectors, videos and audio files to the training and development community.

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Accessories for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we explored some inexpensive microphones for recording audio narration. There are other accessories that help put the microphone in the correct position and offer other assistance for recording the best quality audio. It helps control placement of the audio.

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My Favorite Microphones for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

While I’ve covered audio recording tips and tricks in the past, one of the most frequent questions I’m still asked is about microphones. I’ll have to admit, I’m no audio pro and I’m also a bit less dogmatic about audio quality than some elearning developers.

Here’s a Simple Fix When the Microphone Audio is Too Low

Rapid eLearning

If you find that you’re microphone audio levels are too low, here are some tips that may help. With that comes the quest to find decent quality audio. However, the audio is a bit thin and sounds like I’m Lionel Richie on a phone, checking to see who’s home.

Updated – Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I’ve also experienced this when working in an organisation also had similar expectations but no budget for stock photography, background music, or video. Music can be a challenge, but many sites offer free music under a creative commons license.

Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

Rapid eLearning

Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. However, there are times when it makes sense to NOT use audio. Do Not Use Audio Narration When They Can’t Hear It. support audio and if they need headsets.

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Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Recently a fellow member of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group (14K+ of members) asked " If anyone know of where to find royalty free background music for training? " Download royalty free music! Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m no audio engineer. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing. If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. It’s an audio editor that is free and easy to use for beginners.

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Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. Balabolka: Free Text-to-Speech Application. Output as an audio file.

Let Amazon S3 Do Your Text-to-Speech for Free

Rapid eLearning

Previously we looked at how to create free text-to-speech narration using a free application. The audio quality is decent enough for those who need the text-to-speech audio. The first 5 GB is free and after that, it’s very inexpensive.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. Free for personal use !

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. has over 2000 free images that you can use in commercial and noncommercial work. says it is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required).

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Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound


This topic is discussed by Cathy Moore and describes an employer who values course quantity over quality. Basic is described as “including content pages, text, graphics, perhaps simple audio, perhaps simple video, test questions” and typically refers to PowerPoint to eLearning conversion.

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Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. Here are my top tips for finding and working with stock music. As Tom Kulhmann wrote a couple of years ago, “If the course is boring, adding [background] audio will only make it boring and danceable.” A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects. Free your mind. Do you use music in your courses?

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Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a great time to take stock, assess knowledge gaps, and focus on new learning. Why not try one of the free one-hour webinars being offered this month? It serves as the intra- and interpersonal skill that improves connection, quality, satisfaction, and patient outcomes.

8 Visual Design Mistakes to Avoid When Developing eLearning

Tim Slade

Images, videos, audio, illustrations, and animations can be combined with text to create a more holistic multimedia experience. If you plan to include audio narration in your course, find ways to visualize the messages being delivered in the narration with images, graphics, and animations. #4:

Selling Courses Online – $0 to $13,000 / Month

Academy of Mine

They spent the time to develop a high quality course content and they spent a long time promoting the course. You’ll need good quality cameras, actors, microphones and an assortment of other production gear and personnel. Audio content: Some of the tutorials that were more theory based and less based on an understanding of the visuals required audio recordings. Social Content: Social content is free to create since it’s user generated.

Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

Fortunately, there are ways to save money and still deliver effective, high-quality e-learning. Keep Audio In-House. The most cost-effective option, however, is to use internal talent for audio. For example, convey coldness with a free font like Snowtop Caps.

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How to Use Video to Enhance Your Online Course


Video content is one such indicator of a high-quality course. Learners see video and think “quality,” and that is a selling point in itself. A few quick tips to bear in mind while recording: Standards for production quality on the Internet aren’t high. But if you’re asking learners to pay money for your course, they’ll want to feel like you put effort into creating something more professional in quality.

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Innovation In Induction Training: A Case Study


Moving away from a traditional instructor-led classroom approach, the training was infused with animation, audio and video which enabled the learner to retain information in a self-paced manner. The learner is free to view the videos as many times as the need arises.

eLearning On a Budget – A Guide to Cost-Efficient Corporate eLearning

Adobe Captivate

If you wish to save money on buying any external media such as stock photos, audio, video or eLearning templates, buy an eLearning authoring tool with a built-in library with lots of high-quality resources. Even if you do require external media, try to use free online resources, which will require some searching, but will save money. They are various online resources for free images, audio, video and templates. Get Off-The-Shelf Free eLearning Courses.

Helpful Tools, Ideas and Templates for the Busy eLearning Designer

SHIFT eLearning

Find quality graphics in Creative Market. It''s an excellent place to look for top quality content to spice up your eLearning courses, presentations, or even your CV. Get better stock photos with Death To The Stock Photo and PlaceIt.

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How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

But here’s the thing — you don’t have to be a video pro to create pro-quality videos. Download a free trial of Camtasia to quickly and easily get your whole team making videos. Download a free trial. Did I mention it’s totally free? Download a free trial.

Best websites for free elearning art and resources for elearning developers


Here is a free elearning automation guide from Wizcabin. Elearning art – free stock images. Pixabay provides a huge collection of photographs, vector images, stock photos and illustrations. Search and download high quality stock images under creative common license.

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Elearning applications


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year!

Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation


We can use audio and video to record the wisdom of an expert. For example, a video of a SME explaining an important process can easily be converted into an audio-only file, and a text transcript with very little effort or cost. Stock Photo Subscriptions.

Avoid These 5 Common Video Editing Mistakes

TechSmith Camtasia

Poor Audio/ Inconsistent Audio. On your timeline, there will usually be two to three audio components. Music, voice and your clips audio. If you do not need audio from the original clip, the first thing you can do is turn that off.

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Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

Fortunately, there are ways to save money and still deliver effective, high-quality e-learning. Assuming your company culture allows for a little bit of informality when it comes to training initiatives, here are a few ways to cut down on development costs without negatively affecting the quality and effectiveness of e-learning deliverables. Keep Audio In-House. The most cost-effective option, however, is to use internal talent for audio.

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

CommLab India : They aim to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, and so on, and all sounds fall under a Creative Commons license. WFMU is the most renowned free form radio station in America.

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6 Tips To Cut Online Training Costs With A Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool


And does the convenience factor compromise the quality of your deliverable? While you can’t bypass eLearning content development, you can use stock footage and pre-set code. Some have a rich audio depository, while others have mini-game sections.

What works and what doesn’t?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Technology exists now for high quality video and audio collaboration as well as working collaboratively in real time on documents. Stock photos : most of us can spot these a mile off, so it’s a safe bet the learner can too. I try and use good quality royalty free images available under a Creative Commons license, but I am also conscious that they may fall into the trap I describe above.

5 PowerPoint Design Tips That Wow!

DigitalChalk eLearning

Big Stock Photo , iStockphoto , and Shutterstock are three great resources, full of quality images! To get started on your master template, we have found a great tutorial and a bunch of free templates to help. Add audio or video recordings.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

In this guide, we share our secrets to creating high-quality training and tutorial videos. Here’s what you’ll find in this free guide to create great instructional videos: Part 1: What is an instructional video? With your audio narration done, you can record your video.

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