How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s.

Create Your Own ClipArt

eLearningArt

You can easily create your own ClipArt in PowerPoint that can be saved as either PNG or vector (EMF) format. I’ll show you some techniques you can use to quickly create ClipArt in Microsoft PowerPoint. Click here to download the PowerPoint file I used to create the clipart.

Recolor ClipArt in PowerPoint

eLearningArt

You can easily recolor ClipArt in Microsoft PowerPoint if the files are in the EMF format. This video teaches you step-by-step how to ungroup and recolor ClipArt. Today I’m going to show you how you can ungroup clipart and then recolor it in PowerPoint. Synopsis.

Animate ClipArt in PowerPoint

eLearningArt

Did you know you can animate individual elements of your ClipArt, not just the entire image. Check out the cool effects you can do once you ungroup your ClipArt. Synopsis. Video Script. Hey this is Bryan Jones from eLearningArt.

5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

Over Use of Clipart and Freebies. Clipart and other one-size-fits-all freebies are handy to have but can only take you so far. We at eLearning Brothers do our best to teach you the best way of doing things.

The Good (and Bad) of ELearning

LearnDash

It also beats going through the course slide-by-slide reading bullet points that are accompanied by Clipart. For most people, elearning is seen in a positive light given its vast number of benefits.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Editing Graphics to Draw Attention Tom Kuhlman wrote about not only ungrouping ClipArt elements in PowerPoint to create custom ClipArt, but also about using silhouettes to draw attention and convey meaning. Do you have any tips for sprucing up less-than-stellar stock photos or clipart?

What Do You Look For In ELearning?

LearnDash

Seeing a course with Clipart from 1998 is distracting more than anything. Most people have taken an online course at some point in time. Whether it is for academic purposes or for workplace compliance, elearning very much has a presence in our lives.

Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download

eLearningArt

On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images.

Innovative Customers in Action

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Another user on the community wrote about the need for cliparts, backgrounds and such media elements people need in course design. According to Tom Kelley, the innovation guru, one of the ten faces of an innovator is that of an anthropologist - someone who really understands what people want, and why. Well, when it comes to software tools, who knows what users want better than the users themselves? We recently discovered this quite serendipitously.

Is PowerPoint Destroying ELearning?

LearnDash

Clipart. I was messing around with Articulate Storyline and found myself wondering: are the popular rapid elearning development tools being held captive by the learning industry’s past? Don’t get me wrong, the major players all have very nice and robust offerings.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

Your image should be more than just generic clipart. To keep your course looking neat and professional, don’t mix and match clipart and photos. Clipart photos are tempting because they generally have a small file size, but they also don’t resonate as much as real photos do.

Tips for Creating Better ELearning

LearnDash

Black and white charts with various Clipart images aren’t going to do any favors with regards to attention span. Any instructional designer will tell you that they are always looking for ways to make their elearning more effective.

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Interactive White Boards for Free

Moodle Journal

I registered for an account and though you do not at this stage get all the fancy clipart and sound clips etc; its still in beta, I was impressed with the functionality. Using Virtual-whiteboard you can include text, images, files and notes, freehand drawing plus some symbols and clipart. I discovered a really promising web based application the other day that was promoted as an interactive whiteboard, not surprisingly it’s called Virtual White Board.

Be a Better eLearning Designer

B Online Learning

Avoid bad imagery such as artificial stock images, blurry images, MS Office 97 clipart. I could probably write a book, not an article, on the things that designers and developers should do naturally when building eLearning, especially using Articulate Storyline.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. by Kelly Barett, COTP. Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of eLearning courses; and at this point, I’ve seen it all.

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Create an Animated Title Clip Using PowerPoint & Camtasia Studio 8

Visual Lounge

In PowerPoint 2007 / 2010, choose Insert > Image > Clipart option to search for and choose a background image to add to a plain white slide. Use the Insert > Image > Clipart option to search for and add a frame image. Add Some Clipart Images.

Are confidentiality concerns holding back the e-learning industry?

From the Coleface

Use of imagery e.g. background full screen photos and the early culling of clipart.

5 ELearning Trends You Should Know

LearnDash

Everything from the way the courses are presented to the images used within them (remember ClipArt?). Elearning has evolved quite a bit in the past 10 years. What constitutes quality elearning design and delivery is as cyclical as the fashion industry. For example, one year drop-shadows were all the rage and the next it is all about flat design. Trends go beyond the visuals and can also determine how the content is delivered.

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What’s in Your Media Library?

Trivantis

Stock Media: the characters, ClipArt and more to which you have access. Lectora and Lectora Online come with pre-loaded media assets including buttons, characters, Flash Activities and ClipArt. You can find it within the ClipArt folder.

Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download

eLearningArt

On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. In my opinion, it matters less what style of image (realistic photos, clipart, etc) and more that the themes match throughout your course.

8 Editing Techniques for Great Images in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

There you’ll find a variety of buttons, character poses, ClipArt, Flash activities, online media, music, and status indicators. Guest blog by Jennifer Valley. Jennifer is an Instructional Designer with five years of experience. She enjoys blogging, social media, and researching.

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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! She points me to (I don't have time to clean this up. Sorry.) Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. Clip Art for foreign/second language instruction. Basic but still valuable.

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15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India

Public-Domain-Photos.com : Here, you can find 5,000 free photos and 8,000 cliparts for personal and commercial use. Are you looking for first-rate, attention-grabbing images for your online training modules? For an instructional designer, getting the right images is a daunting task.

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How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

Insert pictures & clipart. Access clipart online. A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010.

5 Recommended Rapid E-learning Authoring Tools for Amazing Animations

CommLab India

The Resources library provides you with clipart, symbols, and other shapes. Have you ever wondered why you are unable to remember much from a lecture on compliance training that you attended recently, but remember an animation movie that you watched long ago as a kid?

Basic Golden Rules for Designing Materials

Focus Learning Solutions

Do not use clipart. Rules! Who needs 'em, amirite? I do. I like rules. Life is difficult enough without some guidance about what to do and what not to do. There's a caveat, however. I worked in the dorm snack shop during college.

Launch your LMS using these critical tactics

Litmos

Which is situated directly to some irrelevant clipart. Implementing an online learning solution within an organisation can sometimes be a challenging project. You only get one chance, so make it count!

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

It’s easy to believe that the default layouts, color palettes, and clipart in your slideware of choice will result in well-designed slide masterpieces. Original Article published on Forbes.com. Written by Mark Fidelman. All rights researved by Mark Fidelman and Forbes.com.

7 Ways to Increase Learner Engagement at Work

Growth Engineering

So, instead of importing stock images or clipart from a google search – opt instead for artwork which is unique, thought out and branded. It’s pretty much a given that online learning presents some undeniable advantages compared with regular face-to-face training.

Using graphics in eLearning: where to draw the line?

Unicorn Training

Jamie Paddock our eLearning Consultant intern explores the use of graphics in eLearning, including his top tips to create interesting and eye-catching content.Using graphics in eLearning can add a more engaging and visually friendly element to the learner experience.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

We've all spent hours in front of eLearning or PowerPoint presentations filled with dodgy clipart or stock photos. One of the biggest challenges when creating a course is finding relevant, high quality graphics.

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Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?

eLearning Brothers

JOIN THE CRUSADE…NO MORE CHEESY, ANIMATED CLIPART! How many times have you seen images like these? Images are an important part of online courses. The trick is that the images we use must enhance the instructional qualities of the content. The images must also look professional and give the learner confidence that the material is accurate. The images above do not look professional and certainly do not give me a feeling that I can trust the course content.

Create a Unique Work of Art Using Collage With Snagit 12

Visual Lounge

Just do a search for “ free black and white clipart “ The key to creating a great work of art is to start with a black and white image that has strong lines that create partitioned sections that will not bleed into other sections when filled.

The power of pictures

E-Learning Provocateur

So, using nothing more than Microsoft PowerPoint and some clipart, I created a customer-centric explanation of what we do: I feel this picture would be a useful addition to our inductions, to explain to new recruits up-front the overall purpose of our company.

The Importance of Visuals in eLearning

OpenSesame

Clipart should be used sparingly and logically. The world is made up of many different learners. To reach and help as many of these learners succeed as possible you need to be able to mix teaching methods in a logical and dynamic way.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.