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Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course

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I get a lot of questions about number of slides or screen count per hour of instruction. Don’t Auto-Advance Slides. The problem with this is that if the person is a fast reader, it’s frustrating to wait for the slide to catch up. The same can be said for slides with narration.

How to Create an Interactive Image Template

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Tutorial 1: Lay the foundation by setting up the slides and links. The template also includes a slide of individual characters. Create additional slides in the template and add the characters. Join David Anderson and me for a fun and active hands-on workshop prior to Devlearn.

Create an Interactive Course Using a Single Image

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Create a separate slide for each distinct area. In the example above I made slides for the computer, picture frame, book shelf, microphone, and calendar. Link from the main image to a slide of the isolated element. Going to Devlearn?

How to Customize Free Stock Photos For Your Presentations

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As you can see in the image below, the original photo I used was too narrow for the slide since the image was 4:3 and the slide was 16:9. And then to fill in the blank area, I duplicated the image and cropped a sliver from one end and stretched it across the slide.

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Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction

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Creating Custom Review Layers for Storyline Question Slides. October: Las Vegas (Devlearn). Here’s a template I created for a recent workshop on how to create an exploratory learning interaction. I used a flat UI design for the learning interaction.

15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses

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A lot of rapid elearning content finds its roots in repurposed classroom slides. The challenge is to rework the screens and get rid of the bullet points so they don’t always look like classroom slides. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn.

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Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Slide Notes. 5 Easy Tips to Whip Your Slides Into Shape. I’ll be at Devlearn in Las Vegas. Two sessions: PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak and Practical Approaches to Building Successful Communities.

More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

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The following tips provide ideas on organizing your content and connecting with those who look at the slides (or elearning screens). 3 Ways to Make Your Picture Fit Your Slide. Choose Slide Colors Like a Pro. Trouble Aligning Objects on Your Slides?

Does Your Client Need to Know You’re Using PowerPoint?

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But there’s a difference between elearning courses and slide presentations. When it comes to presentations, it’s a blank slide waiting for content. In a presentation, the slide is all you see. I’ll be at Devlearn in Las Vegas. November 1 : Las Vegas, NV (Devlearn).

How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

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Here are some of the features I like to have in a single tab: Add a new slide/layout. Slide master. This week I’m at Devlearn in Las Vegas. November 1 : Las Vegas, NV (Devlearn). Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

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Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. We may finally be seeing the end of the slide metaphor for e-learning content and the desktop tools that go along with this, although nothing moves quickly in corporate training.

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

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If you want a book, then try the Non-Designer’s Design Book , Slide:ology , or any basic graphic design book. PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. I had a great time in Atlanta last week.

How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning

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Slide:ology. However, when I advanced a few slides I was confused. In her book Slide:ology , Duarte does a great job detailing all sorts of abstract shapes and diagrams that imply some concept. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn.

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You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

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Convert Static Images on the Slide: You can also add the image to the slide. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

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However, if you go outside the box and edit the questions in slide view, you can make the quiz look like anything. In both examples above, we used the blank slide feature for most of the content and then added a multiple choice question to do the branching.

How to Create Color Schemes in PowerPoint to Match Your Brand

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This lets you quickly modify your slides by changing templates, color schemes, and fonts. These are handy because with one click you can change multiple colors in your slides. This produces a slide that contains all of the colors assigned to the current themes.

Here’s an Easy Way to Back Up Your E-Learning Project Files

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I’ll be at Devlearn in Las Vegas. Two sessions: PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak and Practical Approaches to Building Successful Communities. November 1 : Las Vegas, NV (Devlearn). Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

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PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Many elearning developers are working with limited resources.

These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning

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PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro We’re in the middle of beta testing a new product.

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PowerPoint Animations Made Easy with This Free Tool

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For example, let’s say on slide one, you want an image to move from one side of the screen to the other. Then on slide two, you want to start with the image in the new position. I’ll be at Devlearn in San Francisco , November 3-5. PowerPoint has some great animation features.

10 Tips on Using Tables in Your E-Learning Courses

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Also, if you want to print out the PowerPoint files, you have to remove all of the animations from the slide. You still have to remove the objects if you want to print the slides. Duplicate Slides & Hyperlinks in PowerPoint. Then add hyperlinks to those slides.

The Project Management Tip You Can’t Ignore

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The video is of a presentation at Ignite Boise , one of those fun 5 minutes and 20 slide events. The following week, I’ll be at DevLearn 2009 in San Jose. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration

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I also added the tutorial to the last slide for those who can’t access the Screenr tutorial. PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pr

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A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources

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I like the way David used the slide view to create an image-based assessment. Devlearn in San Francisco , November 3-5. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the last quarter of 2010.

5 Ways to Use Silhouette Graphics in Your E-Learning Course

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The following slides contain a silhouette of the core section image. Also, I’ll be at DevLearn is San Jose this week. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

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I thought it would be good to offer a series of new posts around some of the messaging we'll be sharing with the gathered mobile learning community at DevLearn 2010 in San Francisco, California which starts later this week.

Your Favorite Rapid E-Learning Posts of 2010

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And as far as conferences, I’ll be at the usual ones like ASTD ICE and Devlearn. There are six slide layout options. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

3 Ways to Define Interactive Rapid E-Learning

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Something like this could be inserted on a single slide. What would be five slides of information could be one slide with five areas for the learner to explore. It’s all PowerPoint and basically cycles through two slides.

Free PowerPoint Template & Simple Way to Share Files

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Then I imported the images into the slides. Store PowerPoint graphics on the master slide. In a previous post, I shared how you can use the master slide as a repository. In this template, I placed all of the envelope shapes I created in PowerPoint on a few master slides.

How to Create Screencasts You Can Be Proud Of

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For example, 720×540 is the aspect ratio for a PowerPoint slide. DevLearn 2009 : November 11-13 in San Jose, CA. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

Save Time with These 3 Rapid E-Learning Tips

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If you look at the image below, you can see that there’s nothing on the master slides because I didn’t use any master slides. Instead all of the persistent objects on the screen are copied over all of the slides. This means that each slide takes a little longer to publish.

3 Ways to Build Remarkable E-Learning

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Instead of using the quiz form, he leveraged Quizmaker’s slide view to create a very compelling look that only enhances what you’re trying to teach. Tidbits: It was cool to see some of the Articulate Guru Award courses get recognition at Devlearn’s DemoFest this year.

These PowerPoint Experts Can Make You a Star

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Lesa Snider, Chief Evangelist for iStockphotos , talked about graphic design in your PowerPoint slides. DevLearn 2009 : November 11-13 in San Jose, CA. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Sometimes we get so busy that we lose sight of the great resources available to us. It’s not until you pull your head up from your desk and look around that you realize what’s available.