Small is Big: Converting PDFs to E-Learning Modules

Origin Learning

One of the biggest myths surrounding e-learning is that it is simply information presented on a computer screen. Existing PDFs, can however be converted into short e-learning courses, keeping the following things in mind: Chunking content. What does a PDF bring to mind?

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How do you convert traditional training content to microlearning?


I’m often asked the following question: “How do you convert traditional content to microlearning?” The process of “converting” your content to microlearning begins with the question “What is the most important issue facing our business right now?” Unfortunately, with so much information thrown at them all at once, they walk away remembering none of it. Today you have a 20-minute online course on food safety that is a bit of a firehose of information.

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 2: Convert and Create Content

Your Training Edge

In regard to converting existing content, the task is not as simple as dumping pages into an online learning management system or content builder application. That information will make a special impact in the learner’s mind, so use this type of learner-directed concept wisely.

How To Convert Your PDFs into eLearning


While the information in the pdf is vital and critical to your learning, its boring and monotonous nature is a complete turn-off! In this article, we suggest some key essentials to apply on a pdf file to convert it into a mobile/tablet/notebook/desktop friendly interactive eLearning object.

5 Examples On How To Convert Induction And Onboarding Program To Blended Or Fully Online Training

Adobe Captivate

Converting Induction And Onboarding Program To Blended Or Fully Online Training: 5 Examples. On the other hand, they do not have access to structured information once they are on the job and really need to access it.

Converting Classroom Training to Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Interview with Microassist’s senior learning architect and instructional designer Brandon Winston on what it takes to convert instructor-led training to elearning. What are the benefits of converting classroom training to elearning? How to make sure you create effective elearning when converting from classroom training. Converting Classroom Training to Elearning, Transcript. Benefits of Converting Classroom Training to Elearning.

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

How do I convert a large training manual into a short eLearning module? Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces so that human brain can easily digest the new information.

Don’t Chuck That PPT – Convert It Quickly with Rapid ELearning

CommLab India

Organizations spend time and money on creating PPTs that – although boring, are full of valuable information. eLearning Design converting ilt to elearningHere’s what you can do with them.

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Simple Ways to Convert ILT Courses to E-learning

CommLab India

A manufacturing firm wanted to convert its instructor-led compliance training program to an e-learning course. They converted their PowerPoint decks into an online course using Articulate Storyline with a full narration of the text in the PowerPoint slides.

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How to Convert Static Slides into Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

And a common challenge is converting all of that PowerPoint training into interactive and engaging e-learning. A good practice activity is to convert what would have been a click-based interaction into something else. Create mechanisms to explore and collect information.

Convert Slide Notes Into Closed Caption Text in Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

As a quick side note, you may want read information about accessibility guidelines: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Captivate has the ability to add slide notes and then convert slide notes into closed caption text. Below is how to convert slide notes to closed captioned text.

How to Convert Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning


Therefore, many companies are considering converting their text-only ILT materials into e-learning modules that feature funnier and more engaging activities such as role plays, quizzes, discussions, etc.

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4 Success Factors to Convert Classroom Training to E-learning

CommLab India

In this blog, I will share 4 such factors you need to consider when converting classroom training to e-learning. Success Factor 1: Identify if there is a need to convert: Identify if the organization really needs to convert classroom training programs to e-learning.

Convert Pharma Sales ILT Materials into E-learning

CommLab India

Here, apart from product (read as drug) information, reps need to learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body, the diseases affecting it, and their cures. Reps are also trained on the technological aspects such as the use of the company’s marketing information systems.

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Converting ILT to eLearning: Benefits and Tips


When I first started as an instructional designer in eLearning, one of the services provided by the team I was on was converting instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning-based content. Benefits of Converting ILT to eLearning. How to Get Started Converting ILT to eLearning.

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10 Reasons to Convert Your Credentialing and Certification Programs to eLearning

Association eLearning

Need a reason to convert your existing instructor-led credentialing and certification programs to eLearning? Here are the top 10 reasons associations should convert their credentialing and certification programs to eLearning: 1. More consistent delivery of information.

Converting Legacy Courses to Responsive – 4 Quick Tips to Check [Infographic]

CommLab India

In the current scenario, most of the people use mobile devices to access information and courses. Well, you can convert your legacy online courses to responsive, quickly and effectively, by following a few tips listed in the infographic.

5 Tips to Convert Legacy Courses Into Responsive Courses

CommLab India

As your learners continue to go mobile, accessing information on various devices and browsers, it’s time for you to start thinking about redesigning your legacy eLearning courses and retrofit them for your mobile audience. Hence, these can be converted into videos.

Tips To Convert Your PPT into an Effective Online Learning Course

CommLab India

One big risk in using “converted” PowerPoint presentations as the basis for online learning is that when a PowerPoint is converted into an online course (with maybe only a quiz at the end), it not only lacks instructional value, but also has a negative impact on learners.

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4 Reasons to Convert Your Legacy E-Learning Courses Using Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Why use Articulate Storyline to convert your flash-based e-learning courses? Here are four reasons you should use Articulate Storyline to convert your legacy courses. Smartphones have become the go-to choice for learning on the go.

5 Simple Ways to Convert Content into eLearning Material


The main task revolves around converting (tons of) faculty discipline-related content into the new eLearning platform. How do you motivate the professors to convert their content (as simply as possible) into eLearning courses? Information is broken into bullet points per screen.

A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

CommLab India

Start converting your existing PowerPoint presentations used in classroom training sessions to e-learning courses pepping them with animations, audio, interactivities, and assessments. Identify all the PowerPoint presentations you want to convert to e-learning and place them in a folder.

PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial

DigitalChalk eLearning

One key benefit of using the PowerPoint converter is that any timed slides or animations won’t be lost once the file has been uploaded. Here’s a brief video tutorial on how to use the PowerPoint Converter. Q: What formats can be converted? Q: What can they be converted into?

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4 Driving Forces to Convert ILT to E-learning for Product Training

CommLab India

Developments in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). As buyers are more connected to these technologies than ever and knowledgeable, your employees need to be more informative than the online resources.

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Is Your Vendor Qualified to Convert ILT Material to E-learning?

CommLab India

But not many organizations specialize in developing online training; they look for a vendor who can convert their classroom training to e-learning. Are you looking for a reliable vendor who can meet your training requirements and convert your classroom training material to e-learning?

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How to Easily Convert Large Manuals into Engaging E-learning Courses

CommLab India

Most organizations first start e-learning by converting their existing classroom materials and training manuals. This blog shares 6 simple steps for converting a large manual into an interesting online course. Gather all relevant material to be converted.

Code of Conduct Training – Challenges in Converting Manual Resources to Online Training

CommLab India

Converting manual resources into e-learning courses comes with its own set of challenges. It is not about converting PowerPoint slides into an e-learning module or posting a recorded lecture online. Converting content that is already out of date will not serve any purpose.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Promoting the use of Information Visualization

Web Courseworks

Is the use of visual representation or information visualization really common sense, or do we need new tools and standards to help guide us in communicating? My favorite information visualization tool is a meeting agenda on PowerPoint.

No! No! No! 3 Don’ts When Converting ILT to E-learning

CommLab India

You can effectively convert these documents into online courses. When converting ILT material into e-learning courses, one wrong step can result in undesirable consequences. Work on filling the gaps, visual design, interactivities, audio, and chunking of on-screen information.

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Don’t attempt to convert e-Learning to m-Learning – they’re different.


Instructional Designers have to ensure that MBI has only vital and precise information – neither less nor more. If you are looking to convert your existing e-Learning content to mobile platform or planning to develop fresh m-Learning content, G-Cube can help you achieve the desired results.

Converting Browsers into Buyers with Video

KZO Innovations

Attract, convert, close – and then you can delight your customers. You can use video in email, such as after a content download, to nurture leads and provide them with more information about your business. That way, you have the contact information of people that are highly interested. Gated form completes – Were they willing to provide their contact information for gated videos? How can you power engagement, generate leads, and drive sales with video?

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. That way the team knows that the information isn’t being trashed. It’s important to the team to not just convert the content, but also the discussions and points made by the facilitator.

Chad Riddersen’s 7 Tips for Creating High-Converting Sales Proposals

Visual Lounge

This is the second time Chad is sharing his sales expertise on the TechSmith blog, after a break for a very informative webinar on leveraging video to create high-converting sales proposals. And we’re back!

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Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses

360 Training

If you are an expert in your field and have some great training up your sleeve, why not convert it into elearning courses? For example, PowerPoint presentations are often designed primarily to provide supplemental information to attendees while the live trainer conducts a training session. Is the information relevant and up-to-date? Differentiate between “relevant” and “nice-to-know” information, and add or remove content accordingly.

Don’t Convert! Redesign Instructor-Led Training for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Requests to convert existing instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning. Just be sure to make informed decisions along the way. I’ve seen talented instructional designers convert ILT into eLearning as though they’re doing a straight, simple conversion. By Shelley A. Gable. Though eLearning isn’t new to the training field anymore, it’s still relatively new to many organizations.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Empty words and phrases, such as the ones in bold in the preceding sentence, delay giving your readers the information they want, create a boring tone, and make your material seem vague and difficult. by Jennie Ruby.   It is important to note that empty phrases relate to the reader's amount of interest concerning your topic.