Placeholder Images: Do They Help or Hurt in an eLearning Storyboard?

Association eLearning

At about the same time, in an equally close place, another frustrated reviewer tried to visualize a course based on only three columns of written descriptions: audio, onscreen visuals, and interactivity. It would be great if final images could be used during the storyboarding phase, but that’s rarely possible. Placeholder images help people visualize what a course is supposed to look like and how it’s laid out. Placeholder Images Can Accidentally.

Using Images and Audio in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

So, as we try to create more engaging and creative courses we are using more images, animations, and audio. Images. Ruth’s article sites research that shows an increase in learning of almost 89% in courses with images. Tips to image efficiency: Irrelevant or gratuitous images actually depress learning. Images and related text should be placed close to each other on the screen. Audio. Audio should be used in those situations.

Audio 110

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Learning Interactions and Audio

Adobe Captivate

A question posted recently is at the base of this short post: “a way to stop the main slide audio when a tab on the interaction is clicked” I pointed to an older blog where you can find some tips for using learning interactions, about their limitations etc. The audio referred to in the question was slide audio, the used Learning interaction was Tabs. Audio Problem. That interaction allows to add audio to a button, which is object audio.

Audio 40

Hotspots for a 2D image – worfklow 1

Adobe Captivate

Since CP2019 is released, with the hotspots for 360 images and videos in a VR project or a normal project, I see the same question appearing regularly: why cannot we have that feature for a 2D image? Replace the image. You can choose any shape or create a custom shape (here I used just a circle), you can fil it with any color from your Theme Colors as solid color or in a gradient (I used a gradient) or even fill the shape with any image.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. be referred back to at any time. accurately describe images on first sight. provide processing on video and audio content. image of their workspace. If you want to make your images and blocks of texts.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio Best Practices. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. They do a great job of picking up only the audio that is close by. Selecting an Audio Recorder. So you’ve picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio. Most audio recorders use XLR or ?”

Audio 68

Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics

The E-Learning Curve

Well-designed, planned, narrated and produced audio content has the facility to engage the audience and transport the listener, providing the right cognitive environment for learning or entertainment or whatever goal the podcast seeks to achieve. 2005) Of course, this cognitively experienced sense of “being there” is a completely artificial construct, none more so when you consider audio podcasting. The number of samples contained in each second of audio is called the sample rate.

Audio 48

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. She suggested using audio sparingly. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." In the comments on Cathys post, there was a bit of discussion about switching back and forth between pages with and pages without audio.

Audio 100

Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I owned a pretty nice DSLR digital camera so I could go to the locations in question and photograph objects that were required as a visual reference in my eLearning. Blog Uncategorized audio background music image multimedia music stock photography videoA few years ago I worked for an organization that required custom designed eLearning but didn’t have a budget for stock photography, background music, or video.

Updated – Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I own a pretty good DSLR digital camera so I could go to the locations in question and photograph objects that were required as a visual reference in my eLearning. They have over 100,000 completely free images which you can use without attribution. Blog Assets audio background music free asset free assets free stock photography image images multimedia music pikwizard pixabay stock photography storyblocks video

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. You are not allowed to sell, redistribute, or claim these images as your own. Transparent an matte images included.

Stock 103

Beginner’s Guide to Pinterest Video Accessibility

3Play Media

Pinterest is primarily known as an image-sharing social media platform – a place for people to pin photos, ideas, recipes, and art. Captions, also commonly referred to as subtitles, are time-synchronized text that visually depicts the audio content.

Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets


Some refer to it as the Articulate Presenter Community Player while others refer to it as a Skin. Of the thousands of on-line tutorials I’ve read in my day, I always find myself wandering off in search of a term or an explanation to a topic the author referred to in the tutorial. This player will have the ability to turn on and off audio, although in this example I did not record any. Here are two images on the differences of opening a new Flash document.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

When we talk about the “industry&# , we (and by “we&# , I of course mean those of us in the industry) often refer to it as if it’s this monolithic thing that you can touch. He was going to talk about Canada in reference to this rant. What I think "Auto Industry", I conjure up images of the CEOs of GM and Toyota, but not the drivers. Which is perhaps why we should refrain from referring to the "industry" in the first place!

How to Design 508 Compliant eLearning Courses

Infopro Learning

While designing, and creating a 508-compliant course, it is important to provide text under images. Alt text ensures that the images are accessible to ocular learners. The screen reader will read the alt text aloud for the given images, which will help learners to know what images are included in your eLearning course. The rule of thumb is to provide an equivalent alt text or long description for every image, graphic, hyperlink, and button used in the course.

Design 310

Presenting Event Video with Portable Network Graphics and JavaScript

Adobe Captivate

The downside of the “Delay” method is that when you enter a slide, a short amount of video is played resulting in movement within the playback frame and an audio “pop”. My solution involved editing the videos so the first couple of seconds were occupied with a still image with no audio track. References. NASA GSFC Conceptual Image Lab | Bennu’s Journey. Click to Play Project.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. It can digitize and compress an audio or video signal for transmission and convert an incoming signal to audio or video for reception. Audio actually uses its own codecs.

LSDX 2021 Week 2 Highlights

Experiencing eLearning

While you might pay a little more initially, you can edit the images and repurpose them more easily. Inclusion is about more than just images (although that’s important too). Invest in audio first, then some inexpensive lighting and a green screen.

Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best

Association eLearning

Here is a sample checklist of baseline items you should check for in any course: Adherence to storyboards – Check to see that all elements called for in the storyboards (images, text, and functionality) are present. In this case, nomenclature refers to corporate terminology, or simply naming things a certain way. Many businesses and associations, for example, refer to their customers as “Guests” rather than “guests” or “Clients” rather than “clients.” Chapter 1: The Basics.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. If a customer service agent has had to sit through dry lecture videos that were filmed ten years ago, which are now online, that may be their image of eLearning.” Asynchronous/ Self-Paced Learning- Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own.


eLearning Brothers

A course outline or storyboard will help you to organize both the course content and your thoughts on interactivity (audio, video, graphics, interactions, etc.). Audio Scripting. Will or should you use audio in your course ? If using audio, will you also include written scripting for the leaner to read? Can the learner advance through the course even if the audio is still playing? Do the learners have audio capabilities? Graphics/Images.

Adobe Captivate: Accessibility Text

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On page 75,  Adding Accessibility Text to Slides  you state, in step 2, that …”Screen readers will not see slide background images. If my module includes a narration (voiceover audio) and closed captioning of the narration, what additional information should I include in the Accessibility dialog box?    Do I also add the narration there too or do I simply add descriptive text only to explain what the image of the slide is?

Avoiding Confusion During Reviews

Association eLearning

They’re blueprints for an eLearning course with explanations of what’s supposed to happen, proposed audio narration, approximately what the screens will look like, etc. They also provide identifying numbers that are used to refer to each individual screen throughout the project. Use a different text color, put a big “X” over an image you want deleted, etc. Images in storyboards are often “for position only” (FPO). Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. The learner could listen to the audio if her preferred style was auditory, OR read the text if her preferred style was visual. This means that I learn best through my visual channel, next kinesthetic, with audio being my weakest channel. The idea of learning styles commonly refers to some notion for a preferred way of learning.

Mobile Learning: Taking Learning Where They Are

JCA Solutions

Think about video, even if it means using software that takes audio and a visual presentation and converts it to video. If video isn’t in the cards, use colorful descriptive images. Opt for using plenty of audio. Fonts, image sizes, and paragraphing all have to be formatted with that in mind. Make it a quick easy reference they can use on the fly and you will keep them engaged and working. Mobile Learning is Not Just the Latest Fad.

Avoiding Confusion During Reviews

Association eLearning

They’re blueprints for an eLearning course with explanations of what’s supposed to happen, proposed audio narration, approximately what the screens will look like, etc. They also provide identifying numbers that are used to refer to each individual screen throughout the project. Use a different text color, put a big “X” over an image you want deleted, etc. Images in storyboards are often “for position only” (FPO). Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning.

How Do Publishers Benefit from Fixed-Layout ePUB Conversion?

Hurix Digital

While the reflowable layout approaches the content as floating text and images arranged as per the screen size, the fixed layout format involves a predetermined image and text placement similar to PDF files. . Allows embedded text & images. Add cross-references.

Knockout These ELearning Dev Mistakes


Irrelevant Images – Everyone is guilty of this at some point. It usually happens when there is a text-heavy part of a course and we feel the need to break up the content with an image or two. When designing elearning you should be able to identify the value that images provide to the course. Lack of Media Variety – It goes without saying that text and images are a given for any elearning course. Reference: ELeap Training.

3 Types of ELearning


In this level, the content is simple and includes text, graphics, some audio, and simple test questions. The text driven course rarely has any interactive components, no gamification, and images used sparingly. Simulation elearning is highly interactive and relies heavily upon graphics, video, audio and some level of gamification. References: Designing Digitally.

Offer a More Accessible UI & UX with Inclusive Web Design

Your Training Edge

There is no set definition of exclusive design, in fact, it refers mostly to a way of thinking. This also refers to “universality” which is another principle that helps designers find common ground with their audiences. Use Alternative Text for Images. Audio and Voice Commands.

Web 151

Manage Cognitive Load in Digital Learning

B Online Learning

However, presenting audio and identical on-screen text results in redundant information being processed by the learner. Audio should be used to describe what’s happening on screen to be most effective. When using text and images, text should be placed near the corresponding parts of the image. Avoid using decorative images. The image/diagram used should be directly related to the material being presented and not be there to ‘jazz up the screen’.

Chunking the Training into Bingeworthy Learning


Here are some microlearning content examples: Text-based resources (references, reviews, phrases, etc.). Images (infographics, illustrations, etc.). Audio (short snippets of speech or music, podcasts, etc.). Images. Audio.

Time Estimates for E-Learning Development

Experiencing eLearning

I find it helpful to refer clients to these sources, especially if they think training development should take barely any time. Audio Production: 6%. If the client has a standard template and a large library of images for me to use, this might be 20 hours. Audio will be created by someone else, so I won’t include that in my estimate either. That’s not including writing a script or recording audio.

How to Crop a Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Cropping is the process of moving or adjusting the edges of an image or video clip. Step 1: With a video clip or image selected on the canvas, you can select the crop tool button. Step 2: With the crop button selected, select the video clip or image that you want to crop.

Providing Just-In-Time Learning To Support eLearning


Another activity could provide an example of an interactive timeline including images that would encourage students to use a creative engaging design. Providing online groups of images from each artist that students can pan through for review would help students illustrate the different styles. The policy topics could be easily displayed with clickable links that when selected provide details that include images, audio, and/or videos. Panning images.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

The types of things you would expect to see at this level include text, images, diagrams, auto-played videos/animations; and the standard next and previous buttons. It’s an overview of the breed, their key features and some videos and images to support the information. Engage will give you the interactions you need like conversations, FAQs, guided images, labelled graphics, processes, timelines, tabs, checklists etc.

Exploring Podcasting for E-Learning (and new podcast episode released)

The E-Learning Curve

I will outline the technical aspects of creating, recording, producing, and distributing podcasts at a later time, but for now, I want to investigate some aspects of audio delivered via podcast as a learning channel. This meaning, together with its associations in the audience's mind (through visual, memory association or other means) forms an image that may be concrete, abstract, or a mixture of the two. Let me know what you think. __ References: Bates, A.

How to build an online course that sells

Course Index

The basic idea is to look at the content you want to get into people’s heads, and examine the different ways you can deliver it (text, images, audio, video, forums, email, chat, quizzes, assignments and so on). Image Database. Audio. References. Field of Dreams?

7 Ways to Organize Course Content to Make It More Memorable


For instance, offering a brief lesson outline, or providing a numbered list of items to discuss, can give your learners something to reference later when they’re trying to remember that section of your course. It’s not just images, however.

Using Your E-book to Create an Online Course


Audio. Images. Audio courses are also good as the student can take the course on the go and listen anywhere but can easily get distracted, requiring them to play the audio back again and again. Make sure you include a transcript for any audio you use. PDFs in courses are the most effective as the student can always go back and make reference. If you have created an e-book then you are well on your way to an online course (and more profit)!

Create 156