MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you've only got one photo you're allowed to use. PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan. Here’s how to get from Point A to Point B, including an extra bit to accommodate if your photo has a background you’d like removed.   Insert your photo onto your slide (Insert > Pictures). by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you've only got one photo you're allowed to use. PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan. Here’s how to get from Point A to Point B, including an extra bit to accommodate if your photo has a background you’d like removed.   Insert your photo onto your slide (Insert > Pictures). by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

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4 Difficult-to-Ignore Benefits of a Cloud-Based eLearning Authoring Tool

gomo learning

Your movies, your music, your emails, your photos, and your office documents are all in the cloud. Isn’t it time that your authoring tool was too? If a desktop or laptop computer has an up-to-date web browser, it has everything it needs to run a cloud-based authoring tool.

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. While a learning management system is one of the most important eLearning tools you need to have, there are many nifty online apps, programs and systems designed to make your eLearning experience simpler. Whether you want to learn more about awesome eLearning authoring tools, communicate more effectively with your learners, or organize your time better, our list of useful eLearning tools is sure to help.

10 Tools for Remote Work To Get People Collaborating

Continu

Now more than ever companies are relying on tools for remote work. There are several tools for remote work that will make your job easier as a company. It is one of the only LMS companies offering a blended learning tool for both online and classroom training.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. What are the eLearning tools you need. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. What it does: Our team has tried many project management tools – Asana , Basecamp , and Dapulse. Tool: IFTTT.

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. What it does: The team has tried many project management tools at LearnUpon, including Asana , Basecamp , and Dapulse. Tool: Google Drive. Tool: IFTTT.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option. Google Collaboration Tools.

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

Authoring Tools. Most people need to be familiar with an authoring tool. You don’t need to know both programs, but I recommend at least a basic understanding of at least one of these tools. What tools are most requested? Let that guide your decision on which tool to learn first. Both of these tools offer free trials. This blog has helped me troubleshoot problems in a tool on multiple occasions. Other Authoring Tools.

Online education puts new skills at your fingertips

eFront

Knowing to how use the basic software and programs related to your industry has always been a core requirement. But those who really excel in the workplace or in their consulting careers possess a wider range of knowledge, skills, and expertise. She admits she’s “far from a pro” but has found homes for some of her photos alongside of magazine articles. Author. eLearning Guest post Learning Tools video

The Power of eLearning Templates

360 Training

eLearning templates are useful tools for online course developers as they can help drive user engagement and enable trainers to present a course’s content in the most captivating and professional way. Today, with built-in templates in your course authoring tool, the extended team is necessarily required. Below is an example of a course slide created with the Flashcard template by an author with no visual design or programming expertise.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Idea Kickstarters Talk to others outside of your area of expertise Use the Goofus and Galant approach – compare and contrast the good example vs. the bad example 2. Other tips: Insert photos instead of cutting and pasting them – smaller file sizes! Bad elearning can be horrible no matter what tool you use.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. Many who are blind use a screen reader, which is software that reads the screen out loud. Those who have a hard time seeing (but are not blind, often termed low-vision) might use software that enlarges text and images.

Online education puts new skills at your fingertips

eFront

Knowing to how use the basic software and programs related to your industry has always been a core requirement. But those who really excel in the workplace or in their consulting careers possess a wider range of knowledge, skills, and expertise. She admits she’s “far from a pro” but has found homes for some of her photos alongside of magazine articles. Author. eLearning Guest post Learning Tools video

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. Many who are blind use a screen reader, which is software that reads the screen out loud. Those who have a hard time seeing (but are not blind, often termed low-vision) might use software that enlarges text and images.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: As eLearning Ripens on The Vine

Learning Visions

In my early days, I wrote a lot of software training courses. Are we seeing a real shift from just information and declarative knowledge to real expertise development? I really do…) Photo credit: white grapes on the vine by roblisameehan Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:21 AM Labels: instructional design 2comments: Lars Hyland said. eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 The data tracked by existing specifications is not exposed to developers in a standard way and requires LMS expertise to access. The LRS could be a standalone reporting tool or part of an LMS. Frank did this" could be "Frank likes John's photo.". This frees content authors to provide content in more modern ways to learners. by Jonathan Shoaf.

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2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

They differentiate themselves not only through innovative functionality, but also industry-specific expertise, integration capabilities, professional services, accessible pricing and other unique characteristics. Absorb Software Acquires Torch LMS. Data integration software.

Organizing Course Content with Storyboards

learnWorlds

Your units don’t transition well; you keep forgetting what is supposed to link to where, and you find yourself spending a lot of time trying to edit disorganized content within your course creating software. Others create visualized storyboards created in PowerPoint or other software, complete with page mockups and detailed descriptions of every element. Pick the tool you will use for creating storyboards. Start the storyboard in the authoring tool.

How to Assemble the Perfect eLearning Team

ThinkingKap Solutions

At ThinkingKap, we like to use a hosted tool called Teamwork. You don’t have to use any specific software, but you have to create a system that allows you to actively manage the resources. You need their expertise to make things accurate and relatable. Will the audience be into illustrations or real photos? These days the tools to create good eLearning are FAR more approachable. Articulate Storyline remains the top eLearning tool.

PowerPoint Tips, Tricks, and Hacks from 29 Experts

eLearningArt

PowerPoint is an extremely powerful tool when used correctly. Below you’ll see responses from some amazing PowerPoint gurus, including: top authors, speakers, instructors, bloggers, and even a handful of PowerPoint MVPs and Microsoft employees! She is one of only 12 Microsoft designated PowerPoint MVPs in the United States and is the author of one of the most popular blogs on the web. Bleed photos and videos to the edge. Power-crop photos with SmartArt.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

So they buy an authoring tool and quickly convert the content. Couple this with learning how to use the software. Once you feel comfortable using the software, shift to creating the right type of look for your course. As you develop expertise building courses and get things to look the way you want, focus on what makes the course most meaningful. I like to keep things simple, so I broke it into three groups: authoring, assets, and instructional design.

Creation of Value and Intangible Assets: the Paradigm Shift

Learning Wire

Snap, which owns the temporary-photo app Snapchat, is valued at $25 billion, equivalent to Saint-Gobain, Essilor, or Vivendi, and considerably more than Michelin, Carrefour, or Publicis. They are companies that manage intangible assets effectively, whether this be software, patents, intellectual property, copyright, client data, brands, or human capital.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

On a class group page you can add links, videos, discussion threads, photos, create events and send group messages. UdutuTeach This application allows you to import courses from myUdutu (authoring tool). PeerPong Discover everyones expertise and connects you with the best person to answer any question. In my opinion, we can not use Facebook as a Learning Management System but we can use Facebook as a tool that will enhance/support an e-Learning course.

Your WordPress LMS Freelance Business Transformation with Matt Inglot

LifterLMS

I’m the cofounder of the most powerful tool for building, selling, and protecting engaging online courses called LifterLMS. Even some of the nuances of what you were talking about in terms of building custom software on top of the membership for various use cases.

Two Easy Ways to Make Training Webinars More Personal

Mindflash

To make your webinars more personal, include a photo of the instructor on the screen as the program is introduced and as any housekeeping information is given. In the introductory bio, share not only the technical or talent expertise of the instructor but some of his or her personality — talents, values, and interests — so the learner can start to relate to the instructor as both instructor and person. He is the author of Fire Up!

4 Corporate LMS Flavors: Which Do You Choose?

Talented Learning

Although there is common “LMS” functionality in all the types (managing learners and content for example), each type of LMS also has unique uses, functionality, integrations and vendor experience/expertise not required by the others. These vendors range from global software conglomerates to tiny, regional cloud startups. Photo Credit: Sally Robertson via ColoredPencilMag on Flickr.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

Tom also authors The Rapid eLearning Blog , one of the most followed eLearning blogs, with over 100k+ readers. He is a frequent conference speaker and is well known for his expertise in stories and learning. Patti is the Founder of Learning Peaks, a published author , and a frequent speaker at eLearning conferences. Patti is also a popular author on the ATD Science of Learning Blog, Learning Solutions Magazine, and her own blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others. Reuben on the downside of rapid e-Learning tools: The emergence of "easy-to-use" authoring tools, however, has tempted us to believe that the instructional designer can do it all!

Interview on lms-selection.com

eFront

At that time we got a fund to prototype an eLearning tool with a few advanced characteristics like automatic lesson-student matching and artificial intelligence components to aid the learning process. We also felt the need to integrate advanced collaboration tools to the platform using new technologies. This trend led through time to the integration of several Web 2.0/AJAX tools to the system.

Insights from a design doyen: Q&A with Mark Heaps

BrightCarbon

We were lucky enough to meet Mark at the inaugural Click event in 2018 and knew that our blog readers would be blown away by his photography, Photoshop, and presentation expertise. So, you essentially applied your existing expertise to this new storytelling approach. I often tell clients when they have too much on a slide, this is a good chance to use a photo. The first thought might be trying to find the most authentic looking photo you can of people in a meeting being busy.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Photo credit: in rainbow(s) umbrella by atomicjeep Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:08 PM Labels: instructional design 5comments: Wendy said. " Since I'm a software trainer for a significant chunk of my job - that sentance pretty much covers everything :') 6:47 AM Jonathan Atleson said. I've been describing what I do as translating subject-matter expertise into a form most suited to the specified audience, and then applying the appropriate technology to deliver it.

Learning and the Older Worker

CLO Magazine

” When older employees fully grasp the company’s mission statement, Dunn said they should have access to a variety of learning tools to meet their preferences. “We have to carefully craft roles in the organization around the expertise that’s needed and the passions of the people who deliver on the business goals,” said Leigh Mires, chief learning officer for engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti. Many workers are choosing to delay retirement.

What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

eLearning 24-7

Oh, I should add that this capability from the learner side would include images, photos and files. Mobile app with ability to record video, capture images, photos. No offense to anyone out there, but most folks tend to rate themselves higher in this or that skill than they really are in that area of expertise. Lately there have been quite a few articles relating to where the LMS is heading, what is the future of the LMS market and so forth.

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The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. Trillion Price of Not Tweeting at Work,” Holmes said, “Social technologies have the potential to free up expertise trapped in departmental silos. Ask employees if there are any tools such as blogging, micro-blogging, video sharing or photo sharing being used.

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Teacher Appreciation Week – A Conversation with Chris Badgett on the World of Online and Offline Education Honoring Teachers

LifterLMS

Through teaching people how to work with sled dogs and later managing a company that trained new team members every year, Chris built out and engaged with his teaching skills by conveying information and coaching people on how to do all these things with equipment, procedures, and tools. I’m the co-founder of the most powerful tool for building, selling, and protecting engaging online courses called LifterLMS.