6 Underutilized PowerPoint Features

eLearning Brothers

Because PowerPoint has been around for such a long time (almost 28 years), Microsoft has been able to create features and integrate options that allow presenters and now some eLearning professionals to create content effectively. eLearning Featured Powerpoint Resouces Resources

Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Today we are giving away four PowerPoint Templates and a few other goodies for your eLearning. The best part of these eLearning Templates is they are free. To download these free templates, we invite you to get a Free eLearning Templates account.

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PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

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by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. In PowerPoint, choose  File > Save As.   eLearning PowerPoint

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” Here are a few points to consider before making a choice for your association: “Is the eLearning well-designed?”. Compatibility with other eLearning programs.

8 Things You Must Never Do with Graphics in PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

PowerPoint got an unfair reputation a few years back. It seemed like everyone was trying to blame PowerPoint for poorly created eLearning material. But the real fact of the matter was the people using the tool didn’t understand some basic strategies.

PowerPoint: Free Proportional Comparison Diagram Calculation Tool

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by AJ Walther    While browsing  Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog  recently, I found how easy it is to create a Proportional Comparison Diagram (allowing viewers to compare numbers using shapes that are sized proportionally).

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. With other tools via API.

eLearning: Articulate Storyline and Microsoft PowerPoint

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by Kevin Siegel      If Microsoft PowerPoint is your starting point for developing eLearning content, you can reuse that content in any of the top eLearning development tools including  Adobe Presenter ,  Adobe Captivate , and  TechSmith Camtasia Studio.

The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond

Raptivity

As an Instructional Designer, you may be asked to create a new educational course from scratch based on the curriculum or create an eLearning course based on PowerPoint being used for Instructor Led Trainings. The PowerPoint can definitely form the base for building the course.

Making PowerPoint Interactive

Raptivity

Making PowerPoint interactive is to make your slides do what you want, allowing yourselves to go from slide to slide almost like going from one room to another in your home – and setting your slides in a way that [.].

4 Cool Things You Can Do with PowerPoint Map Graphics

eLearning Brothers

In eLearning, a good map graphic can go a long way towards explaining geographic and location-based concepts. Our pre-made PowerPoint graphics are a handy tool in this area, as each element of the map can be manipulated to suit your needs.

5 Essential PowerPoint Add-Ins

eLearning Brothers

Microsoft PowerPoint can do so many things very well on its own, but don’t underestimate the power of PowerPoint add-Ins and the productivity it can bring to your development, teaching, and designing. You are not using PowerPoint to its fullest potential without using Add-Ins.

PowerPoint: Another Polling Tool, Poll Everywhere

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by AJ George  I've previously written about Shakespeak , a tool that allows presenters to collect and display responses to open-ended and multiple choice questions via text, web, and Twitter.   PowerPoint

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Getting Started with eLB Templates in PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

There is a heavy stigma associated with templates and even with PowerPoint: They are beginner tools that don’t permit advanced users to create awesomeness. Also note that even advanced users of PowerPoint still use templates to save time and jumpstart the creative process.

Essential PowerPoint Animations Tips

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been reviewing a lot of the older PowerPoint tutorials that I’ve posted in the past. In this post, we’ll do a refresh on the basics on PowerPoint animations. PowerPoint Animation Basics. Triggering PowerPoint Animations. PowerPoint Animation Pane.

4 Steps to Convert PowerPoint (PPTs) into Interactive eLearning Course

Swift eLearning Services

Corporate training has evolved over the years and eLearning has catered its part by helping it immensely. Having said that, the Learning and Development Managers have to adapt rapid eLearning for immediate training needs.

These Ain’t Your Daddy’s PowerPoint Graphics

eLearning Brothers

With the addition of completely customizable PowerPoint graphics to eLearning Brothers’ arsenal of awesome template libraries , you now have the tools to take your presentations to the next level. Rather than having a flat infographic, use any PowerPoint animation to spice it up.

3 PowerPoint Layout Templates For a Better Look

eLearning Brothers

PowerPoint is an essential tool in the modern world. PowerPoint also has great eLearning applications, thus making it invaluable to eLearning experts the world over. The post 3 PowerPoint Layout Templates For a Better Look appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

Elevate Your eLearning: How To Storyboard Like A Boss

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Good eLearning doesn’t simply create itself (though that would be great, wouldn’t it?). Just like every Beyoncé starts by singing into a hairbrush in front of the mirror, every great eLearning begins as a storyboard. by Claire Narum.

PowerPoint & eLearning: Create Your Own Characters

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by AJ Walther    In my three-hour mini session on  Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning and Design , I discuss how to create your own eLearning characters using PowerPoint. I was not alone in creating my own PowerPoint eLearning characters!

Breaking Your Charts Into The Perfect Sized PowerPoint Pieces

eLearning Brothers

In this post, you’ll learn how to break your PowerPoint charts apart to quickly generate stylish new looks for your data visualizations. This is an advanced PowerPoint technique, but the strategy behind it is simple. Select your Chart and then open the Chart Tools Format tab.

Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry.

PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram

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  If you find yourself in need of a Venn diagram, there are a few basic Venn diagrams available via PowerPoint's SmartArt. Then you want to highlight eLearning, followed by mLearning. Click the Shape Subtract tool. Click the Shape Subtract tool. by AJ George.

5 Reasons PowerPoint Is Better Than You Think

eLearning Brothers

To most users PowerPoint is a great tool for banging out a quick presentation when a superior requires information or when a teacher assigns a country to present on. And because of the breadth AND depth of PowerPoint, it is perfectly suited for those tasks.

Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. Many people don’t consider PowerPoint as a capable graphics editor since its main function is to create presentation aids. By Joseph Suarez.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool.

PowerPoint: Chart Templates

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This PowerPoint user wanted to be able to create multiple charts with the same formatting (ie bars on a graph with a gradient effect) without having to individually format each separate piece of every new chart. In PowerPoint, select your chart on the slide. PowerPoint

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it’s a tool most of us have and it’s easy to do. In fact, I ran into this issue in a previous post on getting an elearning job. How to Edit Vector Illustrations in PowerPoint.

Best PowerPoint Tutorials for E-learning

Rapid eLearning

When we started this blog in 2007, PowerPoint-based elearning was all the rage, and for good reason. Today, the elearning market is different and PowerPoint elearning isn’t as important (or relevant) as it was ten years ago. Top PowerPoint Tips.

Preparing PowerPoint for ELearning

LearnDash

For many people, PowerPoint is the go-to software tool for any instructional event – and who could blame them? Nearly every organization has Microsoft Office so PowerPoint is pretty accessible. PowerPoint to ELearning. elearning

19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning

LearnDash

Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them! Here in the United States, Monday is memorial day, so if you’re celebrating, perhaps right before your afternoon food-coma you can take a look at these incredibly useful tools that you may find of use when you’re working on your next elearning project. YouSendIt: Elearning files are huge, so that’s why having a program like YouSendIt will save you the headache of sending limits.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Qualifications for e-learning tools. I didn’t put together any secret formula or weighting criteria for these tools. I did look at several sites that listed tools and realized for the most part they were authoring tools or tools that are super mainstream and oh, they are authoring tools. When I did find a recent site, a few tools were different than the authoring tools or tools like Go Animate!, Trial Tools.

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How To Easily Create ELearning Videos from Microsoft PowerPoint

LearnDash

And often we are asked about ways to use PowerPoint for elearning course content. Now, there are many ways you can integrate PowerPoint into any elearning program. Easy PowerPoint to Video Option. This product is an add-on for PowerPoint. training tools

Free PowerPoint Template to Manage Free Fonts

Rapid eLearning

Free PowerPoint Template. You can download the PowerPoint template here. They're great activities to help you learn more about the tools. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

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25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello.

PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

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by AJ George  When you give a PowerPoint presentation live, what you say verbally is more important, probably more interesting, and certainly more fleshed out than the few words or pictures on the slides. You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Several new tools allow you to type the text you would normally say, and have text-to-speech technology (TTS) generate the voiceover for you.

PowerPoint Tips, Tricks, and Hacks from 29 Experts

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PowerPoint is an extremely powerful tool when used correctly. But I decided to save you some time… I asked the world’s leading PowerPoint experts the following question: What’s your single best PowerPoint tip, trick, or hack? Powerpoint Presentation Approach Tips.