30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

Experiencing eLearning

What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? For example, the Instructional Designer or eLearning Developer demo in my portfolio is based on an activity I originally created for a health care client.

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

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Preparing A PowerPoint Animation Strategy

eLearning Brothers

As a PowerPoint developer, I have asked myself these questions many times regarding animations in PowerPoint. Microsoft PowerPoint is, to their credit, always releasing new content that will draw people to their product and make life easier for developers and presenters.

Getting Started with Games in PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

Most people don’t think that PowerPoint was built for or even allows you to build quizzes (let alone a gamified quiz) without using macros. The same is true when developing a game in PowerPoint (with or without Macros).

PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

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Recently I was asked if it was possible to paste link an image into PowerPoint so that if the original image is ever updated, the image in PowerPoint would automatically reflect the change. In PowerPoint, click the Paste button from the Home tab and choose Paste > Paste Special.

Free PowerPoint Template to Manage Free Fonts

Rapid eLearning

Free PowerPoint Template. You can download the PowerPoint template here. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration. There are tons of free dingbat fonts available for download.

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PowerPoint: My New Favorite (Free!) Video Converter

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  I have written a few articles on how to get online videos (like YouTube) into PowerPoint presentations (links below).   PowerPoint 2007 (with internet).    PowerPoint 2007 (without internet).   PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. " PowerPoin

Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. The main challenge with PowerPoint is that many people don’t fully understand the features and usually do very basic work with PowerPoint.

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.

PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram

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To depict the similarities and differences of these topics, you might create a diagram like the example below.    If you find yourself in need of a Venn diagram, there are a few basic Venn diagrams available via PowerPoint's SmartArt. " PowerPoint

New Cutout People For Your PowerPoint Presentations

eLearning Brothers

I will be using the Computer Library Conversational Scenario from the Free Library as an example. The post New Cutout People For Your PowerPoint Presentations appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. I used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. In this example it’s a simple back and forth conversation. Below is an example of the template in action.

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. Finding the Right Illustrations in PowerPoint & E-Learning. 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. But that doesn’t mean PowerPoint’s obsolete.

PowerPoint 2010: Changing the Default Theme

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For example: when you draw a shape you want it to be a different color other than medium blue with a dark blue line. Here's how: Open a new PowerPoint presentation. Your current theme will be stated at the bottom of your PowerPoint window. " PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2010: Perfecting the Motion Path

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Using motion paths in PowerPoint is fun, but also kind of complicated. The problem is PowerPoint only shows you where the image begins in the motion path. For this example I am using a simple Line motion path. If you would like to learn how to do this in PowerPoint, click here.

Over 30 Free PowerPoint & E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

There are 16 free PowerPoint templates and 15 free Storyline templates. Free PowerPoint Templates. Here are a bunch of free PowerPoint templates. They run the range of click and reveal activities to interactive quiz examples. Things tend to slow down in the summer.

PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

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    For example: If the first audio clip is 1:35 long and will end 20 seconds after you bring up your third slide, at which point you would like the second audio file to start, then you would put the second audio file on the third slide and set it to a 20 second Delay. 

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. If you’re not an experienced Flash or HTML programmer or are short on resources, PowerPoint may be the only eLearning development tool you have available. Example.

Free PowerPoint Template: Tabs Interaction

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop I showed the difference between creating interactive elearning in PowerPoint and Storyline. Following is the free PowerPoint template and the corresponding Storyline version. Free PowerPoint Template. Click here to download the free PowerPoint templates.

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).

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. I got a call from a prospective client.

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Create Free Icons and Images in PowerPoint Using Dingbat Fonts

Rapid eLearning

Looking at the free icons reminded me of simple trick we show in our PowerPoint workshops. It’s one I’ve shared in the past when I showed how to create custom shapes in PowerPoint , but today I’m adding a bit more detail. You’ll need PowerPoint 2013 or newer.

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?” Zooming into a human body to examine organs, or looking at the parts of an atom, for example.

Create a photo slideshow in PowerPoint

eLearningArt

I recently created a photo slideshow (using PowerPoint) of my dad’s life-sized chess set sculpture that’s at Facebook (Go Dad!). I found that PowerPoint was a surprisingly powerful slideshow creation tool. Save the PowerPoint slideshow as a video that you can upload to YouTube.

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Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

Rapid eLearning

Here’s another free PowerPoint template that you’re free to use in your online training courses. See the Free PowerPoint Template in Action. Below is an example of the free PowerPoint template without any content in it. Click here to view the PowerPoint demo.

Why PowerPoint Isn’t the Right Choice for Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you follow this blog then you know that I’m a big fan of PowerPoint. But is PowerPoint the best option if you want to create interactive elearning? Here’s What Makes PowerPoint Special. Top PowerPoint Tips & Tricks. 3 PowerPoint Shortcuts.

PowerPoint 2010: Turn Off Picture Compression

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by AJ George  You may not realize it but PowerPoint is lowering the quality of the images in your presentations. By default, PowerPoint is set to compress the images in your files. In   Having a problem getting PowerPoint to behave?  PowerPoint

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

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Microsoft PowerPoint and TechSmith Camtasia have long been friends. Did you know that, until recently, PowerPoint lacked the option to save a presentation as a video? But, even now that recording capabilities are built into PowerPoint, Camtasia and PowerPoint remain a dynamic duo.

PowerPoint: Playing Multiple Audio Files

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  A couple of weeks ago I discussed some points for working with Audio in PowerPoint ; today, a bit of elaboration. What if you want to play two audio files automatically at the same time (say, for example, you want a song to play but you also want a recorded narration to play simultaneously)? " PowerPointby AJ George.

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Here’s a Simple PowerPoint Hack to Help with Course Design

Rapid eLearning

And I did it all in PowerPoint. Here’s a PowerPoint tutorial with more detail. PowerPoint Hack: Start with Matching Graphics. PowerPoint Hack: Identify Content Buckets. PowerPoint Hack: Create Whitespace. E-learning Graphics PowerPoint Tutorials Visual Desig

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PowerPoint: Converting Presentations to HTML5 with iSpring Converter

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by AJ George    If I don't like a PowerPoint app or add-on, rest assured I'll tell you. And I have found plenty of tools not to like when it comes to making your PowerPoint presentation play on iDevices.  But in iSpring Converter , I have finally found a PowerPoint distribution tool to really like. Imagine you want to create an eLearning module in PowerPoint and then distribute it--to everyone (even people on iPads and iPhones).

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!

How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll explore how to edit free vector images in PowerPoint. However, if you get the image in.EPS format you may be able to edit the free vector images in PowerPoint. If the free vector image is in.EPS format you may be able to edit it in PowerPoint.