Over 60 Free Stock Images

Rapid eLearning

Now that Microsoft’s quit providing free clip art and free stock images many of you are scrambling to get hold of free resources to use for your elearning and training development. Download Free Stock Images. In a previous post I shared 45 free stock images via the Unsplash site. In today’s post I’m going to share how to get 68 free stock images via Creative Tail. You can download the free stock images here.

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10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

When taking your own digital images isn’t an option, free stock photos become the go-to-tool. We have narrowed it down to 10 FREE stock photo sites , to help you manage your time a little better and find what you need on your budget. Morgue File is an easy to use free photo site, with thousands of high-resolution images. Public Domain Pictures.net is a source for free public domain photos. Free Images has more than 6,000 original stock photos.

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Check Your Spelling & Grammar with the free Microsoft Editor Browser Extension

Rapid eLearning

Microsoft recently introduced their grammar/spelling browser extension, Microsoft Editor. The app is available to anyone, but with a Microsoft account, you have access to more features and multiple languages. If you do your course editing in your e-learning authoring tool like Rise 360 , then Microsoft Editor is a tool that comes in handy. Below is a quick overview of the Microsoft Editor app and how I use it in Rise 360 when building online training programs.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Every image is absolutely free, with some more options to buy individual higher resolutions.

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Microsoft Brings Back Free Clip Art…Sort Of

Rapid eLearning

Having free clip art is a big deal for those of us on fixed budgets and with limited access to stock images and clip art to use in our elearning courses, presentations, and training programs. So last week’s news that Microsoft is bringing back free clip art was a breath of fresh, kind of. About two years ago, Microsoft got rid of clip art. Free Clip Art via Pickit. How to Install Pickit for Free Clip Art. Free E-Learning Resources.

23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free image libraries perfect for use in eLearning courses.

How to Move Past Free Clip Art

Rapid eLearning

A few months ago I wrote a post on Microsoft getting rid of free clip art. But there are many who relied on the free assets that Microsoft provided, especially since they didn’t include just clip art. Losing free clip art isn’t all bad news. How to Find Free Clip Art. Most online searches for “free clip art” produces very limited results and most of them are worse quality than the stuff Microsoft dumped.

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A Year’s Worth of Free Resources for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a list of all of the free resources shared in this blog and a few bonuses. Free Bonus. Here are a few bonus items not included in previous posts: Free e-book: The Definitive Guide to Multi-Device E-Learning. Free image editor: Pixlr. Free Style Guide template: this offers double bonus content. Not only does Trina share a free template , but within the template she links to great resources on elearning style guides. Free Applications.

How to Create Free Closed Captioning Text

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll explore a few simple ways to create free closed captioning text for your online training courses. What is Free Closed Captioning Text? Alternatives to Free Closed Captioning? How to Create Free Closed Captioning. Today, I’ll show how to create the free closed captioning file and in a follow up post, I’ll show how to use the closed captioning file in Articulate Storyline. YouTube for Free Closed Captioning.

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Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. Today we’ll look at a really good solution if you need a free text-to-speech application. With all that said, here’s how to use this text-to-speech application that is free and available for commercial use. Balabolka: Free Text-to-Speech Application.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. Here are my top tips for finding and working with stock music. But assuming you’ve determined that using some music is a good design decision for your project… Try stock photo sites you already use. A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects. Free your mind.

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10 (Free!) eLearning Graphic Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Most instructors manage to build an online course in their free time, usually between a full-time job and/or live teaching. We’ve created a list of 10 FREE eLearning graphic tools to help you build your next online course. Morgue File : An easy to use free photo site, with thousands of high-resolution images. Want more FREE stock photos? Font Squirrel : Thousands of free fonts to choose from, all 100% free and licensed for commercial use.

How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll explore how to edit free vector images in PowerPoint. There are hundreds of sites to download free vector images that can be used for your presentations and online training courses. The challenge is that to edit most of the free vector images require an illustration application like Illustrator or Inkscape (free). However, if you get the image in.EPS format you may be able to edit the free vector images in PowerPoint.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Creative Commons audio : good sites to get free audio for your courses. CCMixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. Musicshake and TuneAround are free tools that let you easily create your own music and soundtracks. Windows Live Movie Maker : free and simple-to-use video editor.

Here are Three Free Apps that May Come in Handy

Rapid eLearning

Today I share three free apps that you may find to be time-savers or help be more productive. However, Microsoft has a new app that lets you share your PowerPoint slides and files via Twitter and Facebook. Here’s another cool app from Microsoft that is free and helpful. And it’s free. Do you use any of these free apps? Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning.

Here’s An Easy Way to Preview SVG Files on Your Computer

Rapid eLearning

Welcome Microsoft PowerToys! Download Microsoft PowerToys. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Free E-Learning Resources. Check out these articles and free resources in the community. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help. SVG is an image format that is becoming more common.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a great time to take stock, assess knowledge gaps, and focus on new learning. Why not try one of the free one-hour webinars being offered this month? Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Using Team Coaching to Maximize Performance (Free for ATD members) As executive coaching develops into a mature practice, the transfer and use of coaching skills with entire teams is a necessary area of growth. " Office Hours " by Tanel Teemusk is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Today I want to share some free or inexpensive ways to work with the audio in your elearning courses. It’s an audio editor that is free and easy to use for beginners. It’s also free, which is a big plus. The tools above are free and help you get better sounding audio. Even if you don’t have money, there are some free resources available to you. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. Free Music Archive. I’m no audio engineer.

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7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

This happens to me when I’m working with high resolution stock images. It’s free and makes resizing and converting your images super easy. If you want to open PPTX files, you can use the links below: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. So you can unzip it with a free product like 7zip. If you have any additional questions that you’d like answered in the blog, feel free to contact me.

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

Rapid eLearning

It does require a couple of free tools which you can download here: 7-Zip. Microsoft PowerToys. 7-Zip is a free application to compress and extract files. Use Microsoft PowerToys to Rename All of Your Files to a Single Project Name. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Free E-Learning Resources. Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

How to Copy Text from Flash Courses When You Don’t have the Original File

Rapid eLearning

It’s a great application included in the Microsoft Office products. ShareX is free and works great. Those are two free to low-cost options to quickly get the text from previous e-learning courses. Many of you already own OneNote, and if you don’t, you can always use the free ShareX application to do your screen grabs and OCR text conversion. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro.

Best E-Learning Posts of 2015

Rapid eLearning

Microsoft finally got rid of clip art. You can also download free assets from the community or other sites and learn to edit them in PowerPoint. How to Edit All of Those Free Vector Images. Find Free Stock Images with this Search Site. Best E-Learning Posts with Free Downloads. We all love free stuff so here’s a list of all the 2015 blog posts with free assets, applications, and templates. 45 Free Stock Images.

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How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. From what we can tell, the main reasons for this move by Microsoft is three-fold. The Microsoft Clipart library was chock-full of tired graphics that in some instances have been around for over 20 years, and adhere pitifully to graphic design motifs that have long outlived their usefulness.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In Parts 1-3 of this Graphics series we've covered the different learning benefits of dynamic and static images as well as some free image resources. So you've picked what kind of image you want to use and you've found them for free online. Photoshop isn't exactly the easiest software to master (nor is it the cheapest), so let's look at some free (or readily accessible) and easy alternatives for editing images for your eLearning. by AJ George.

Canva Just Keeps Getting Better & Better

Mike Taylor

Now with Canva, you can download your awesome Canva designs into a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation. Search for stock videos. Easily search from a growing stock video library for design projects that can benefit from video. Canva has thousands of photos (free & paid) plus integrates with free options from Pexels and Pixabay. I’ve been a big fan of Canva for a long time now.

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How to Transcribe Text into PowerPoint & E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Some of you use Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Windows has a transcription feature that works to transcribe text right into Storyline. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Free E-Learning Resources. Check out these articles and free resources in the community. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

How to Create Videos in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

Before we get started, here’s a cool example from Duarte that Microsoft included in the PowerPoint 2010 template pack. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Free E-Learning Resources. Check out these articles and free resources in the community. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 5, 2019

Mike Taylor

A Guide to Cloud Fonts in Microsoft Office 365. Fortunately, Microsoft has changed the game with the recent addition of Cloud fonts. Illustrations Gallery by Manypixel is a nice collection of free illustrations you can use for personal or commercial projects. The Gender Spectrum Collection This is a free gender inclusive stock photo library. All are 100% FREE and easy to use! “To attain knowledge, add things everyday.

How to Use a Browser to Preview Responsive Courses

Rapid eLearning

Unfortunately, Microsoft’s Edge is a bit myopic and behind the times as they assume that people only use their devices. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources. Check out these articles and free resources in the community. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

So please find below Part 2 of my series which explains how to get started with an e-book… If you can use Microsoft Word, you can publish an e-book. • My e-book is automatically stocked in the Kindle Store. Oh, and it’s effectively free. That means your book won’t be stocked in Barnes & Noble, the iBookstore, or anywhere else.

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3 Easy Ways to Create Silhouette Characters

Rapid eLearning

Budgets are tight and stock photos cost money. Because of this you end up using the same stock photos over and over again. The stock characters are treated like a team of improv performers. One possible solution is to shoot your own photos, which I covered in a previous blog post on creating your own stock images. Stock photos also raise the issue of representing diversity. Microsoft Office Clip Art. Download Some Free Ones.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 2, 2019

Mike Taylor

Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive are two of the leading cloud storage options. Isometric – Download some nice, free isometric illustrations for your next project. 15 Sources for free stock videos by @elearningcoach. Envelop is a very simple free file-sharing app. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” -Albert Einstein. Only two more weeks of summer vacation for the kiddos as we tick over into August.

More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

Question: I can’t find the Microsoft clip art, where did it go? Microsoft made some changes to their online site. We discussed it in this blog post on finding free stock images. It’s not free, but it does a great job. Poladroid is one I’ve mentioned before on a post about free applications. Method Draw is a free vector editor that runs in your browser. Free Tabs Interaction Template.

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Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

So please find below Part 2 of my series which explains how to get started with an e-book… If you can use Microsoft Word, you can publish an e-book. • My e-book is automatically stocked in the Kindle Store. Oh, and it’s effectively free. That means your book won’t be stocked in Barnes & Noble, the iBookstore, or anywhere else.

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The Future of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you want to play around with augmented reality, check out HP Reveal and learn more about what some of the tech leaders are doing: Microsoft. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources. Check out these articles and free resources in the community. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

In terms of pricing, Microsoft PowerPoint (standalone, not including full Microsoft Suite) will cost you about $109, for 1 user (both PC and Mac) in the Microsoft Store, but you can shop around and check out other vendors such as Amazon, Overstock or Office Max/Depot. If you're looking for free alternatives, check out Zoho Show or Google Slides. If not, you can look into free options like Google Slides, or Zoho Show, if you're not trying to spend any money.