Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. First, let’s look at template-based tools. These tools present several type of templates, each designed for some specific behavior and onscreen layout. Udutu is one of such tool which uses templates for authoring.

How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint

Association eLearning

Having a solid foundation in PowerPoint is a must when using rapid content authoring tools to create online learning. To create interactive and attractive online courses, you just need to know how to utilize the advanced capabilities available to you.

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Creating asynchronous instruction. put it into context (create a story around it – example: A.

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Rapid Storyboarding and a FREE Template


Download the Free Template. I created the template below in PowerPoint that allows you to do quick mockups. Using the template is really easy. I’ve also created a quick video showing how to use it. Build your own template for different needs.

PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

It may not get reviewed until edits to the PPT slides.). I’ll post it, or email to SMEs, and request edits to the PPT slides. Later edits to the Cp file might be to place graphics, build animation segments, or just to build Cp slides that replace the PPT drafts generated earlier.

Power to the SMEs! – a Presentation the BBP Way

Learning Visions

Empowering subject matter experts to help create better eLearning. I pulled my project together yesterday in about four hours – included hammering out content, figuring out the BBP storyboard template, grabbing graphics, and learning how to use PPT beyond the basics that I know.

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Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips for Trainers


With that in mind, here are five of our most popular posts on how to create great training materials in PowerPoint. 3 Free PowerPoint Templates to Make Your Online Training More Memorable. Creating Engaging Online Courses in PowerPoint.

Rapid Scenario Building and More FREE Templates and Images


Last week I blogged about creating a rapid eLearning course mockup to get stakeholder feedback early in the development process. This week, I want to talk about how you can create and use character interaction templates to build out mini-scenarios. Articulate Quizmaker Templates.

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Most PowerPoint templates are designed for standard bullet point presentations. This means that you’ll have to create your own templates that work better with the rapid elearning software. This post will share with you my secrets for creating custom templates in PowerPoint. And since we’re in this gift giving season, you can have the templates I designed for this demo.

7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

To keep things organized, create a consistent process by which you manage your folders and elearning assets. Create a text box with notes or add extra images to the slide. Create a slide in your slide masters to just hold notes and extra stuff.

How to quickly and easily create a basic eLearning module using PowerPoint & Adobe Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

While I generally don’t recommend it, very often eLearning developers are called upon to create simple course modules very, very quickly. Step 1: Create a project from PowerPoint. ppt format. Step 2: Create a new master slide. ’ Step 7: Create a back button.

Themes Q&A

Adobe Captivate

Be careful with the Blank master slide: it is meant to be used for PPT import, and for Software simulations. Some more links for Themes: Themes and Templates. Blog Master Slides Themes/Templates Background blog Interface Layouts main master slide theme colors Themes themes/templates

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Awesome Games and Interactions for Articulate Presenter

eLearning Brothers

I want to take a moment and focus on how the templates work with Articulate. Each of the games is created in Flash and has scoring and looks amazing. a tutorial is included with every.fla and there are videos on our template tutorial site.

The Power of PowerPoint Master Slides in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Master slides in PowerPoint are very powerful and they are easier than ever to do with PPT 07. When using a rapid e-Learning authoring tools that runs off PowerPoint I always start with a template that uses master slides. (or

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Check out Sasha’s e-learning blog

Learning Visions

A new blog to add to your feed reader, chock full of instructional design tips as well as hands-on practical info and templates for you Articulate users. Here’s a really slick PPT template Sasha has created (and he’s even giving it away – what a guy!)

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Best LMS Tools to Design Interactive Training Content


A robust and collaborative elearning authoring tool which helps to create online training content, incorporating engaging games and short quizzes. A powerful authoring tool implemented to create personalized training courses for the LMS.

3 Rapid E-learning Myths Busted

CommLab India

Most rapid authoring tools come with built-in templates, and these go a long way in reducing the time taken to develop e-learning courses. These templates can be customized according to learning needs and eliminate the need to create the course from scratch.

Not Your Father’s PowerPoint

Bottom-Line Performance

Either way here are a couple cool links that demonstrate how to move past standard templates and boring bullets. Although Articulate is also used, note that even you don’t publish to Articulate it’s pretty impressive what can be created in PowerPoint. He demonstrates how he built a television in PPT. What you’ll discover is that building graphical elements in PPT can be quite simple. Ok, ok, so most of our fathers probably never touched PowerPoint.

Two Apps to Help Manage Your PowerPoint & E-Learning Media Assets

Rapid eLearning

This creates a new folder with the file name. In PowerPoint it’s in the “ppt” folder and in Storyline it is in the “story” folder). Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

Missing lines in graphs - The PPT graphs sometimes don’t convert properly to Flash, leading to missing lines. In this case, try setting the player template display at an optimal level and avoid scaling (this worked most of the times for us).

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eLearning Project Tip #9: How to Manage Three Common People-Related Problems


They create the PowerPoint (PPT) templates according to specifications, add bullet points, graphics, and speaker notes. Then also edit and add audio narration files and video segments to the PPT. After final approval, the content developer compiles the PPT into a SCORM format Mp4 video format ready for uploading to the LMS server. Managing an eLearning Project can just be overwhelming especially since it involves two key elements: people and technology.

How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

You cannot create an online course in a day or suddenly migrate your entire content to a digital space and expect everyone to adjust to the new learning method. It should not disrupt or create frustration in the faculty and student experience. And have templates been created for them to develop quality online classes that are consistent with one another? Standards and best practices should be put in place to create a seamless and consistent student experience.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points

Learning Visions

I’ve been slowly making my way through Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire. Ultimately, the goal is to communicate and transfer knowledge – not to create a presentation.

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e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less


Therefore, despite fluctuations of the economy and limited training budgets, companies are always on the lookout for sustainable learning solutions that can be created and delivered within limited means – of time as well as money. Use audio and video to create impactful learning.

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5 Super-Secret PowerPoint Tips I Can’t Live Without


The video above highlights some of the hidden shortcuts (such as copying and pasting formats, increasing font size, and grouping) that I include in my PPT cheat-sheet that you can download here. I’ve created two video tutorials to help you with your Quick Access Toolbar.

10 (Free!) eLearning Graphic Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve created a list of 10 FREE eLearning graphic tools to help you build your next online course. Microsoft Office : Find a great selection of free PPT templates that are guaranteed to work with your PowerPoint application.

eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann


However, if I were to define rapid elearning for today’s market I’d say it represents empowered elearning—people are empowered to create courses with minimal technical expertise. Is it possible to build an interactive (and attractive) course in PPT? . If you have neither, use templates.

You MUST Do This When Designing Training


Truth is, SMEs are needed in order to create quality learning, be it instructor led courses or computer based training. Get one for the storyboard, the cosmetic design (PPT slides, eLearning template), and the final course.

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PowerPoint Tips, Tricks, and Hacks from 29 Experts


Don’t open PPT until you have a clear message. So make sure you have a message before you begin creating your slides. He has created and appeared in over 250 videos at office.com. Create quick native PPT icons using your subtract and combine tools.

Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013

eLearning 24-7

On the plus side if you have it, it will work with both 32 bit and PPT 2013 and 64 bit and PPT 2013. You can still add transitions and everything else that exists in PPT while creating your mix. I should note that in the Upload to Mix it will also create a video version.

How to select the right authoring tool

eLearning 24-7

In the authoring tool world: PowerPoint focused authoring tool, Basically you know PPT, love it and want the ability to build within it and then convert your PPT to a Course. You have objects, elements, layers (in many cases) along with an option to go tree or not, with some allowing the “slide” like view too; you can also create a course with PPT slides only, but that is not the ideal target.

April 2016 eLearningArt Updates


New characters, new templates, links to free stuff, some great eLearning quotes, updates to the membership site… all sorts of good stuff. 34 templates released. This month we revamped our intro screen templates. April was a busy month.

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8 Creative Ways to Visualize Ideas with Explainer Videos


If you have a remote team, you no doubt have a hard time creating a more knowledgeable workforce. Create visual statistics and don’t bore the audience. Create an Authentic Brand Story You’ve put in a great deal of work. You’ve creates logos, graphic looks, icons, and so on.

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New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

The new iSpring Pro 7 – currently in beta adds additional powerhouse features, including PPT to HTML5 output (which right now is a standalone product). #8 While their Slideshark app for the iPad is nifty, it is not the only product that showcases PPT and is free.