Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio. This post on building an instructional design portfolio includes what to include and additional tips. Open source and additional tools. Camtasia and Lectora are also options. If you want to use open source tools, check out Adapt and H5P. The IDOL Courses Academy is focused on helping people find their first instructional design job.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to learn some of the common technology. This is part 4 in a series about how to become an instructional designer. If you’re looking for an instructional design job in higher education, experience with a Learning Management System (LMS) is very helpful. You can usually learn on the job anything you need to know about LMSs for most corporate instructional design jobs.


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5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers


Instructional designers know that the tools they use allow them to get creative with how they develop their elearning. Many elearning developers have similar programs in their “toolbox” You’ll find Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, Adobe Photoshop, Snagit, stock photo memberships, premium templates, and so on. This free, open-source alternative can be quite useful. instructional design training tools

How to add attachments to an xAPI course in Lectora: xAPI Party demo

Experience API

Since many of the folks at the xAPI Cohort were familiar with the free LRS in SCORM Cloud , we wanted to share a story of how we helped one of our clients with a super particular xAPI problem, so TJ shared how to add attachments to an xAPI course in Lectora (if you want to jump down to those directions, click here ). If you don’t use Lectora, you could adapt these steps to another authoring tool that supports xAPI pretty easily (and if you’re struggling – just reach out to us ).

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The Importance of Being an Instructional Designer

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine how the role of Instructional Designers has evolved and the qualities that are needed to succeed as an instructional designer in a highly competitive industry. Here’s an infographic that we created way back in 2015 that examines the history of Instructional Design. The ability to translate thoughts and ideas into words is the key quality that Instructional Designers need. Instructional Design and Graphic Design – A Winning Partnership.

Choosing Amongst the Top Elearning Authoring Tools to Create Effective Training Content Tailored to the Diversified Learning Needs


The choice may vary on factors such as budget, benefits, scalability, mobile friendliness, design, and more. Composica enables the subject matter experts, authors, reviewers, and designers to collaborate with ease. Its collaboration feature aids users to view open activities, comment on any event, and successfully participate in group conversations for better interaction and retention levels. Lectora.

Top 11 eLearning software tools to make your courses shine


But designing a perfect learning experience can take a lot of time. Authoring tools for instructional designers. Free or open-source eLearning authoring tools. If you’re a beginner who might not even know what eLearning software instructional designers use, you want to start small with basic tools that will just get you started. Want to see if instructional design is for you, and don’t want to spend too much. Authoring tools for instructional designers.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

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Which LMS fits best within your budget, your eLearning development software, your learner's technology, your training objectives, and your instructional design initiatives? Be sure to ask beforehand what sort of authoring tools the LMS is compatible with, as it is recommended that you find a system that works well with all the leading tools like Adobe Captivate, Lectora, and Articulate Storyline. 


Spark Your Interest

Most importantly, it contains instructionally designed materials that take advantage of the benefits of an online environment. For example, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are often free versions of university offerings. In designing your online course you can use a variety of learning models. During the design phase, you will decide on which learning models you will use. Regardless of which learning model you use, you must include interactivity in your designs.

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Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

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Instructional designers use these tools to create training material for employees and also educational content for K-12 and higher education. These features open up possibilities for adding interactivity without coding. El Design. Lectora Inspire and Lectora Online.

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

With development software such as Lectora mobile that update the offline learning content on the LMS too, the demand for mlearning is higher than ever. Combining Open Source and commercially supported word, the “no vendor lock” LMSs are round the corner where, under a commercial license and support, the vendor opens the code for the client, which paves way for greater flexibility and continuity for the organizations using them.

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Developing Online Instructional Modules for ERP Training

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You must consider the instructional design aspects, the functionality issues and the visual treatment of each screen. For example, Articulate Storyline does not provide responsive output, Adobe Captivate has its limitations for developing quizzes and Lectora Inspire lacks quality in its simulations. Developing performance support mobile apps using Lectora Inspire. Lectora Inspire can be used to develop these mobile apps. eLearning Design Instructional design

Top interactive elearning software: Which tool is right for you?


Licensed or open-source course creation? Designed for scalability and collaboration, with Elucidat you build and review all in one place. Storyline : If you’re experienced in instructional design, Articulate’s Storyline app provides more flexibility. Designed for developers, its ready-made templates and a quick-start wizard soften your learning curve. Lectora. Lectora Online is a cloud-based elearning software that outputs in responsive HTML5.

Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison of 7 Major Authoring Tools

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Gomo also provides ample space for novice instructional designers to become more skilled in their craft. A tool for the whole team—intuitive for SMEs to create and review content, without sacrificing powerful features for learning designers. No extreme-fine detail control—designers who obsess over pixel-perfect positioning or complex scripted animations will have to work within some minor, easy-to-adapt-to constraints. Adapt: Open-Source Freedom for Learning Dev Agencies.

Top 21 Online Learning Websites You Should Know About

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Instructional Design. Instructional design is the methodology of designing content in a way that helps learners learn quickly and effectively. Good instructional designing ensures the delivery of high-quality and interactive online learning courses for your learners. Here are a few websites you can refer to gain more insights on Instructional Design. Lectora Inspire. Check a few examples of e-learning courses created using Lectora Inspire.

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review


Elucidat is a cloud-based, responsive authoring tool that’s designed to help ambitious teams create high quality elearning at scale. For those wanting to innovate, the “layout designer” feature allows you to build your own pages without needing to code. Designed for ambitious teams and training providers, Elucidat has many features that make it easy to scale up elearning production. Traditional linear style design compared to more modern authoring tools.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

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Out-source: You also has an option to outsource it to an external vendor to provide support. Here we have two options to choose from: going for either Commercial or Open-source? Open-source application: Now a day most organizations both corporate and non-corporate are looking for open-source applications because of onetime cost, quick setup, low cost, user-friendly, and highly customizable. Lectora provides both desktop and online versions.

Top 18 Incredible Resources on Using QR Codes in E-Learning & M-Learning


Today, when we are contemplating on a design for a mobile learning solution for one of our clients to help make their product unpacking and commissioning processes effortless, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful tool. What are some of the interesting stories and use cases where learning designers have already implemented this successfully in their learning programs? The technology behind QR Codes is available as open source.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Many of the templates follow a structure approach – which thus is based on whoever built that template – their learning approach design – I mean are they truly instructional designers who built those templates for you to use; or some person who knows computers and graphics and built those templates? Lectora. Lectora Online is solid but really not anywhere near the Inspire (desktop product) which is a real shame.

Are you using Steroids? May you should be!

E-learning Uncovered

PhoneGap is an open-source (a.k.a. FREE) mobile development framework that lets you package a single source of existing HTML5, JavaScipt, and CSS3 content as multiple native smartphone and tablet apps. In other words, using PhoneGap, you can use the HTML5 content published from tools like Captivate, Articulate, or Lectora to create native smartphone and tablet apps for the mobile devices of your choice.

A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools


Increased interactivity of elearning courses, opening up opportunities for learning designers to produce more engaging experiences. The platform is designed to deliver great ROI for team’s producing content at scale. Content designed for desktop view. A commonly-used tool, so designers tend to have experience. Moving to cloud-based tools, Gomo is a HTML5 authoring tool that allows you to design web-style content. Lectora.

What is Needed to Develop an E-learning Course?

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A successful eLearning implementation requires careful consideration of the process you follow, the team you choose, and the technology you use to design, deploy, and deliver courses. This model ensures there is a close interaction between the stakeholders, subject matter experts (SMEs), instructional designers, and online course developers. There are 3 phases in this model ( Source : Leaving ADDIE for SAM by Michael Allen with Richard Sites).

Top 5 Training Material Development Software


The Open University, TESCO, National Trust, Johnson and Johnson – Vision Care Inc. Instructional design models. Flash, Powerpoint, Storyline, Captivate, Lectora. It provides a customizable interface and design for better learning. Open source software that has APIs, security audits, and feature discussions. A strong training material development software is key to staying current with technological and industry advancements.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Adapt is a free and easy to use, open source e-Learning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning content. More and more independent developers, instructional designers, and even SMEs have started using these tools to develop e-Learning courses. This is achieved through the core design philosophy of ensuring each hand-crafted template is instructionally sound, visually enhanced, and technically perfect.

DevLearn, Reflected #dl10

Learning Visions

Life as a booth babe At the Kineo booth, we were busy on the stand talking about Totara – the new open source LMS for corporates – and showing off some our custom eLearning projects. I was joined on the booth floor by our US CEO Steve Lowenthal , our new Director of Totara Jonathan Newman (who’s quite the smarty pants on open source and Moodle – welcome Jonathan!);

The Best E-Learning Software Tools


Lectora Inspire. As a result, two tools stood out as having sufficient features, adequate pricing and being user-friendly – Articulate Storyline 2 and Trivantis Lectora Inspire, which were the Editors’ Choices. Trivantis Lectora Inspire. Templates make life much easier and are a must for smaller companies who do not have a designer at their disposal. This is an open-source tool that is ideal for small businesses or for one-off content creation.

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

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Adobe Captivate and Lectora have already launched the responsive design feature. Most developers were waiting for Articulate to add the responsive design feature because of its intuitiveness and ability to develop bug-free courses for all devices. b) Rise (rs) : This web-based application can produce fully responsive design courses. It is similar to the open-source eLearning authoring tool “Adapt Learning” and paid applications such as Gomolearning. .



Today, when we are contemplating on a design for a mobile learning solution for one of our clients to help make their product unpacking and commissioning processes effortless, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful tool. What are some of the interesting stories and use cases where learning designers have already implemented this successfully in their learning programs? The technology behind QR Codes is available as open source.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

2) Lectora Inspire. Lectora Inspire can help you to quickly create dynamic video and Flash content as well as transform your e-Learning to HTML5 for mobile delivery. Adobe Edge is a new web motion and interaction design tool that allows designers to bring animated content to websites, using web standards like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Maqetta is an open source project that provides WYSIWYG visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces.

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A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

For example, let us take the most popular and open-source training portal MOODLE, which can deliver training to all types of learners discussed above. HTML5 and Responsive Design to Support all Internet Browsers: Moodle LMS was developed based on HTML5 with responsive design. To know more about the importance of HTML5 and Responsive Design, read my earlier blog, E-learning to M-learning: Role of HTML5.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

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Lectora. Since, the majority of training depts, learning and development depts do not have someone with a background in instructional design nor an e-learning developer in their midst to build the courses, a person who is either brand new to training or is a classroom trainer is asked to create WBT. 16 open source free tools. 1 of the 16 open source vendors that offers m-learning capabilities.

Learning Ecosystems: How Behr & Travelers replaced the LMS [Spotlight]


In fact, some of the learning content is designed not only for training salespeople, but also as a conversation tool for direct use with customers. Storyline, Captivate, Lectora, etc.). Travelers’ xAPI services are currently internal to their organization and not publicly available, but the Travelers team has indicated they might open source these tools at some time in the future.

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

You can use its authoring features and pre-designed layouts, themes and templates to create engaging and interactive content for tablet devices or smart phones. You can create textbooks using pre-designed templates featuring a wide variety of page layouts. Lectora Inspire. Lectora enables you to automatically transform your eLearning to HTML5 for mobile delivery, and provides other publishing options including Web (HTML), mobile and tablet devices.

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10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

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Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. Responsive design helps your e-learning course content rearrange itself when opened on any device, irrespective of the screen size. Adapt Learning ’ is the most widely used open source e-learning authoring tool. Lectora Inspire. Lectora Inspire was the first e-learning authoring tool to support HTML5 output and deliver mobile and tablet friendly online courses.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. How about Lectora, Camtasia, Raptivity, Atlantic Link or Mohive? Jean Marrapodi 10:16 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? What Is Instructional Design? #2

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


Instructional designers know the elearning course creation tools as authoring tools. Articulate storyline another top authoring tool and more suitable for newer designers for its ease of use. Storyline is a popular choice with many course creators and instructional designers choosing it as their favourite authoring tool. Lectora Inspire. Lectora is the powerhouse in the authoring tools coming with libraries of assets, templates and flexible.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

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These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network. ” That said, Rustici Software released the “Project Tin Can” work to open source. They continue to contribute much to the specification effort (open source code libraries in many languages. Because it’s so straightforward, it is open-ended to how many ways someone can use it.

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DevLearn Day 1

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Poor course design. You can have (b) and still have a course people will go back to numerous times, but you won’t achieve any success regardless if it is linear or non-linear if the design is horrible, especially static. Sure, there are things that can be done to boost retention – but first and foremost it lies in course design, and approach to creating the course – i.e. mini modules max 5 minutes, non-linear, etc. Nice design.

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

Open-source learning platforms like Moodle and Totara make it incredibly easy to integrate innovative eLearning tools and strategies—including gamified content, badges, certificates, and best-of-breed content—that enhance the learning experience while providing learners with incentives to continuously develop their skillset. How open-source platforms can be optimized to inspire a culture of learning in the workplace that aligns with business objectives.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

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The product is built on Moodle, and yes you can download the open source and customize it yourself, but why? Lectora - You may say to yourself, “Why are they under the LMS” section – because well, they do offer two systems, albeit LMS Express is the better of the two. I have listed some past concerns with Lectora as it relates to their extensive product line which is both a good and a bad idea, but I’m not here to say anymore. Hi all!