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.

Recolor ClipArt in PowerPoint


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.

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Animate ClipArt in PowerPoint


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. Today I wanted to show you how you can ungroup clip art and add some animations for some cool effects.

Tips for Creating Better ELearning


Any instructional designer will tell you that they are always looking for ways to make their elearning more effective. Truth is, creating effective elearning can all be traced back to one thing: learner engagement.

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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?

Introduction to Personalized ELearning


If you were lucky there would be some Clipart included as well. Well, gone are those days (and same with Clipart , if you didn’t know). And one really effective strategy is to find ways to personalize the learning.

Create an Animated Title Clip Using PowerPoint & Camtasia Studio 8

TechSmith Camtasia

This tutorial does not give step-by-step instructions on using each of the effects in PowerPoint 2007 / 2010. In PowerPoint 2007 / 2010, choose Insert > Image > Clipart option to search for and choose a background image to add to a plain white slide. Add Some Clipart Images.

Be a Better eLearning Designer

B Online Learning

Avoid bad imagery such as artificial stock images, blurry images, MS Office 97 clipart. Remove unused states on an object that isn’t a button – hover over effects make users think there is a link or something is missing.

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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. When it comes to effective eLearning, should there be more text on the screen? by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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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 Recommended Rapid E-learning Authoring Tools for Amazing Animations

CommLab India

Those of you, who love to sprinkle effective animations in your e-learning courses, check out the following rapid e-learning tools. PowerPoint offers a variety of animation effects for text as well as graphics. The Resources library provides you with clipart, symbols, and other shapes.

Launch your LMS using these critical tactics


Your launch campaign will be more focused and you’ll be able to measure the effectiveness of the training. It is much more effective to make progress with a smaller audience and use this success as ammunition to demonstrate the platform has been successful.

Basic Golden Rules for Designing Materials

Focus Learning Solutions

Do not use clipart. The course should be well-designed and effective. 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.

Use Your LMS to ???Get Personal??? with Your Learners


Online training is typically made for mass consumptionone reason why its so cost effective compared to classroom training. Make learners feel as if the instructor (or the “module”, effectively) is talking directly to them and give them a voice in the training.

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. EE’s learning management team gave a top tip that’s beautifully simple yet wondrously effective: Hype up your eLearning.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

Simple – teach them some simple rules about creating effective presentations. 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. Tip: Use animation effectively.

Five great resources for presenters

Good To Great

I don’t want to use basic ClipArt images, but I don’t want to spend lots of money purchasing flashy images from iStock or similar sites. Does presenting come naturally to you? It definitely doesn’t to me.

A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Clipart-based PowerPoint Template. Free sound effects and music: CCmixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the last quarter of 2010. This year seems to have flown by.

The Powerpoint Dozen

Sticky Learning

So I've put together a list of 10(+1) tips for using Powerpoint more effectively. Do not use cartoonish clipart , what does it add (distraction). If you need an image to support a point, use real images, you can download many images from Microsoft's clipart page. I use Powerpoint in some of the workshops I run, not all, but when it suits the audience, venue and most importantly learning objectives.

How to Convert Your Training Content into Mobile Learning Format


Real images — with people in them — are more professional, current, and are taken more seriously than clipart. A video or powerpoint presentation can be useful for something like a TED talk that facilitates shorter viewing times and nearly guarantees audience engagement (due to high expertise of lecturers), but is not always effective for long term learning. Best Practices to Convert Your Training Content into Mobile Learning .

Innovation. Maybe.

Jay Cross

” Henry Ford (1922). “The actual building of roads devoted to motor cars is not for the near future in spite of rumors to that effect.” Bulbs from Open Clipart.

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

E-learning Uncovered

It actually generated applause in the middle of the session, and I guarantee that wasn’t due to its cutting-edge custom photography, innovative special effects, or vibrant color scheme! Sound effects bear a mention here, as well… Need I say more than “Remember the early days of PowerPoint”? A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects. The Microsoft clipart gallery, for example, has perfectly acceptable sound effects but I’ve never found a use for their music.

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The Importance of Visuals in eLearning


Graphs, charts, images, and video effectively capture attention and convey ideas where words run the risk of falling short. Clipart should be used sparingly and logically. How-to” style videos are particularly effective because they’re easy to understand and follow.

The power of pictures

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, back in 1996, Richard Mayer and several of his colleagues from the University of California, Santa Barbara studied the effects of a multimedia summary (a sequence of annotated illustrations depicting the steps in a process) on learning how lightning is formed. [

The Pivotal Role of Video in Education


In the infancy of this industry it was not uncommon to sit through elearning modules that consisted entirely of Microsoft PowerPoint slides and perhaps some Clipart sprinkled throughout. The presentation in general is far more dynamic and effective.