Free color contrast checker for PowerPoint

BrightCarbon

We are releasing a free PowerPoint color contrast checker as part of our brilliant PowerPoint add-in, BrightSlide. For more tips, check out our other article on optimizing presentations for people with color blindness. Download BrightSlide for free now!

The best free PowerPoint templates online

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Of course, there are lots of places you can get free PowerPoint templates, but are they any good? Well, we’ve done the legwork for you and have collected a few of the best free PowerPoint templates online. Slidesgo also has some lovely photography-heavy free PowerPoint templates.

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6 Responsive eLearning Design Tips for Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

Here are six responsive eLearning design tips: #1 Define and Set Your Three Breakpoints. 4 How to Maintain Aspect Ratio. You should know how to keep the aspect ratio for every object or image in your course. By setting your width and height to auto, your object will be able to maintain the right aspect ratio. In the video example below, see how the image on the left will become distorted, and the one on the right maintains the correct aspect ratio.

5 Tips to Create Engaging Virtual Training Sessions

Cloudshare

Compared to a webinar, virtual training is more interactive and has a smaller participant-to-instructor ratio. Invest in a good microphone or a hands-free headset.

Webinar: 6 Tips For Moving Your PowerPoint Project to Captivate

eLearning Brothers

This past week, I invited Taylor Ehlert, our resident PowerPoint Evangelist to join me in a webinar highlighting six tips you should follow if you plan to move your PowerPoint projects into Captivate. Taylor talked about checking your aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9), working with animations to ensure a smooth transition from PPT to Captivate, transferring audio (video won’t transfer), and working with objects.

3 E-learning Tips Before You Start Your E-Learning Project?

Rapid eLearning

One of the e-learning tips I give at workshops is to be intentional about your e-learning course design and production. E-Learning Tip: Determine Your Course Size. Here are a few considerations: By default the course size is a 4:3 aspect ratio set at 720×540 pixels. This is a good aspect ratio and the course can be set to scale with the browser, so pixel width isn’t as big of an issue. The image below shows the 4:3 aspect ratio with a sidebar menu.

PowerPoint Tip: Here’s a Simple Way to Build E-Learning Graphics

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a PowerPoint tip: build your e-learning course graphics in PowerPoint. In a previous post, I shared visual design tips for graphics I built in Rise 360 for an e-learning scenario. I cover a lot of little PowerPoint tips. PowerPoint Tip: Step Away from PowerPoint as a Presentation Tool. Create Free Icons and Images in PowerPoint Using Dingbat Fonts. PowerPoint Tip: Save Slides as Images. PowerPoint Tip: Create Custom Slide Sizes.

My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content.

Dashe & Thomson

It provides free collaboration tools and automatic revision tracking that make sharing your work a snap. Gliffy offers a free basic account and premium services are available at additional, but minimal cost. In my free time, I enjoy reading, medical lectures, belly dancing and regular visits to my massage therapist. Andrea March 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm # Thanks for the tip Dave.

My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content Development

Dashe & Thomson

It provides free collaboration tools and automatic revision tracking that make sharing your work a snap. Gliffy offers a free basic account and premium services are available at additional, but minimal cost. In my free time, I enjoy reading, medical lectures, belly dancing and regular visits to my massage therapist. Andrea March 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm # Thanks for the tip Dave.

ScreenChump to ScreenChamp Review 3: Screencasting Tips for “Sending JibJab Cards”

TechSmith Camtasia

In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers’ videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? Over the past few weeks we’ve been breaking these videos down and giving a few tips and suggestions to make the videos better. Check out our resources for aspect ratios to make sure those bars don’t come to visit.

How to record a video interview on your computer (for free) in under 1 hour

eLearningArt

Oh… and you can do all of that with the free version. And conducting a video interview via Zoom is one of the easiest (and free) ways to get started. A good goldilocks question could be something like this: What’s your #1 tip for [INSERT ROLE] to [DOING A SPECIFIC TASK]? 1: Install the free version of Zoom meetings (5 min). Everything we’re doing in this tutorial can be done with the free account. My recent attempt at recording a video interview was a fail.

What if I Start a Slide With a Zoom Region?

Yukon Learning

Tip: You can click the square stop button in the bottom-left of the Timeline panel to ensure the playhead is at the start. You may notice you can’t change the aspect ratio of the zoom region any wider or taller, and that’s by design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Poll: Market Sector and Advanced Degrees

Learning Visions

I want to know if theres a difference in the ratio of working instructional designers with advanced degrees in the corporate and academic sectors. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Here’s a Simple Screencasting Tip That Will Save Time & Frustration

Rapid eLearning

I also want the window to be 4:3 aspect ratio. So I need to figure out what the proper dimensions are for a 4:3 aspect ratio that is 1096 pixels wide. Calculate the 4:3 aspect ratio using the 1096 width. I use the aspect ratio calculator. A 4:3 aspect ratio starting with 1096 is going to be 1096×822. Bonus Screencasting Tips. For example here’s a recent tweet about a free video converter and elearning & training jobs.

5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

Following are five essential rapid elearning tips for working with PowerPoint. CA Student Teacher Ratio : David Anderson created this based on a multimedia file he saw online. Bonus tip: I usually create my own shapes for the hyperlinks rather than linking the object. Hopefully these tips helped. What are some of your favorite tips and tricks? 5 Must-Know PowerPoint Tips That Will Save You Time.

Is this thing on? Tips for measuring course effectiveness and return on investment

Obsidian Learning

Tips for measuring course effectiveness and return on investment on Obsidian Learning. Here’s just one example: First, ask the learner to complete a survey that contains both Yes/No and free-form questions. To calculate the Cost Benefit Ratio, total benefits were divided by total costs, and a ratio of 2.14 With a cost-benefit ratio of 2.14, you can expect $2.14 Tips for measuring course effectiveness and return on investment appeared first on Obsidian Learning.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post I mentioned a few free (or low cost ) graphic editors if you don’t already have one. 5 Free Desktop Image Editors. 5 Free Online Image Editors. If you hold SHIFT and then click and drag from the corner, the image will scale up or down without changing its aspect ratio. If you do this, keep in mind, you’re not limited to the default aspect ratio in PowerPoint (4:3). Feel free to share them by clicking on the comments link.

Three Things to Do Before Building Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Here are three time-saving tips to consider before building your e-learning course. Many e-learning courses are 4:3 aspect ratio. The other common aspect ratio is 16:9. However, you’re not confined to either one of those aspect ratios. This can be problematic because when you modify the aspect ratio of the slide, it means the existing content may get skewed or require a bunch of tweaking to get it re-aligned. Free E-Learning Resources.

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5 Easy Tips to Whip Your Slides Into Shape

Rapid eLearning

In fact, I get so many emails asking about how to do this or that in PowerPoint, I decided to do a quick series on some essential PowerPoint tips and tricks. 5 Must-Know PowerPoint Tips That Will Save You Time. In today’s post, I am going to show some time-saving tips to use when working with PowerPoint shapes. Scale object: If you want to resize the image or object (and not mess up the aspect ratio), then press SHIFT and drag from the corners.

How to Resize an Image Correctly

TechSmith Camtasia

When you resize an image or screenshot, keep the same ratio of width to height. Keeping the same aspect ratio makes sure that your image doesn’t look stretched or warped. We want to know your tips and tricks for resizing. Get your free trial today. Tips & How To's how to resize an image image image edit image editing SnagitA picture is worth a thousand words, but is it sending the right message? Not if it’s warped, distorted, or jagged.

Data and Dashboards and Decisions – Oh My!

Talented Learning

This signal-to-noise (SNR) concept is a ratio used in science and engineering to measure the strength of a relevant signal to irrelevant background noise. Why Does Signal-to-Noise Ratio Matter? And when we apply this signal-to-noise ratio idea to marketing dashboards, they become more useful. Before we explore how to construct a meaningful marketing dashboard , let’s explore how to increase your SNR ratio.

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Measuring Your Association’s eLearning ROI

Association eLearning

To calculate ROI, the benefit (return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment; the result is expressed as a percentage or ratio. Let’s change that; starting with a free tool we’ve created just for associations, the eLearning ROI Calculator. If you think of more or one does not apply to your organization, feel free to modify the worksheet.

6 tips for using images in your e-learning material

eFront

In this ongoing series of posts, kickstarted with our “ 10 Graphic Design tips for e-learning educators “, we try to provide you with the required know-how for improving the look and feel of your e-learning content. In this one we’ll be sharing 6 tips for usingimages and illustrations. If, for example, your website theme has specific image placeholders (as most themes do), you’ll have to check their aspect ratios and crop your images to fit in them.

Deconstructing Simple Visual Design for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

With this particular menu, I needed an image that had a 10:3 aspect ratio. The aspect ratio calculator is a good resource if you ever need to figure out an aspect ratio or the resolution of images. The short but wide aspect ratio creates a challenging constraint with what you can show. In a previous post, I shared an easy graphic design tip that I call the transparent echo technique. Free E-Learning Resources.

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8 LearnDash Plugins To Make Student Management Easier

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

On that note, utilizing your LearnDash website wisely with LearnDash Private Session functionality will not just allow you to earn more but, also save you tons of time and efforts in increasing student retention and passing ratio leading to a better student management system.

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The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Ninth Day.

TechSmith Camtasia

On the ninth day, screencasting expert and Camtasia trainer, Stewart Milton shares 9 of his tips for everything you need for screencasting from start to finish. Screencasting can be a little bit daunting when faced with all the "techie" jargon like aspect ratios, codecs and frame rates. Your screencast needs to be promoted so use Youtube, Social media and other free hosting sites - Vimeo, Screencast etc. Screencast Tips and Tricks 600 26 218 203

Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 4: Focus Viewer’s Attention

TechSmith Camtasia

In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers’ videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? Over the past few weeks we’ve been breaking these videos down and giving a few tips and suggestions to make the videos better. Do you have your own screencasting tips that you’d like to share with Marianne? Feel free to add them in the comments.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

Both sizes have an aspect ratio (the ratio of the width to the height of an image or screen) of 16:9. You will also want to ensure the recording space is free of noise and is going to provide the best possible sound quality. Apply those tips, be better prepared, and make a better video. Free Checklist: We’ve turned this entire post into an easy to follow checklist. Download it for free. Tips & How To's

5 Ways to Use PowerPoint as an Image Editor

Rapid eLearning

Since we’re talking about PowerPoint as an image editor, the first tip is that whatever you create in PowerPoint can be saved as an image. That and 4:3 are the most common aspect ratios. Check out the tip below. For example, the flashcard interaction in Rise is a 1:1 aspect ratio. 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.

March 2016 eLearningArt Updates

eLearningArt

Plus, for those of you who are looking for free… we’ve got you covered. Free eLearning resource screen template and tutorial. Visual design tips from the eLearning Coach. 8 eLearnng quiz design tips. Free stuff. Who doesn’t love free?!!! Here are links to some of the free stuff for the month. Free eLearning tool of the month: Aspect ratio calculator.

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How Technology Can Make Corporate Training Programs More Effective

Your Training Edge

The employee enrollment ratio increases when corporate markets tend to bring in impressions of technology to their working environments. With the use of technology in the vocational curriculum, employee has felt a consistent accomplishment approach, since now professions and projects have become transparent, fool proof and source glitter-free. For tech tips, my email address is jamsheed1480[at]gmail[dot]com.

A Simple Way to Build PowerPoint Graphics for Mobile Learning

Rapid eLearning

Most them work perfectly in one of two aspect ratios: 1:1 (square). Since there are two aspect ratios, I create two PowerPoint files for my Rise graphics. Bonus PowerPoint Graphics Tip. 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.

Picture Your Time Management: Read This and Make It So

Your Training Edge

It helps to prioritize assignments and daily tasks so that a student can concentrate properly on studies, and maintain a study to free time ratio. . The tip is to live in the moment and concentrating on JUST that. Related Posts: Top activities for self-development 6 Dirty Myths About eLearning People Still Believe Boost Your Productivity with These Simple Tips What is Self-Education and How to Make an Individual Plan?

How to make a timeline in PowerPoint

BrightCarbon

Timelines are traditionally presented in one of three ways; horizontal, vertical, and free flowing. Matching the aspect ratio of your screen gives the maximum screen space to your timeline. Check out our guide on where to find free icons online.

8 Editing Techniques for Great Images in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

There you can sign up for a subscription or create a Free eLearning Templates account. (In In this post, I’ll be using a free cutout person I found named Aubrey.) The name should be descriptive, short and free of spaces. Turn on and off the Maintain Ratio button if needed. Don’t forget come back and check out future Lectora tips! Guest blog by Jennifer Valley. Jennifer is an Instructional Designer with five years of experience.

Choosing an E-learning Vendor? Review this Checklist First

CommLab India

What is the ‘cost to quality’ ratio? While selecting the vendor, consider the ‘cost to quality’ ratio. For more tips on choosing an e-learning vendor, download our free e-book. Related Posts E-learning Outsourcing – Free E-book Checklist to Select an E-learning Vendor in India 5 Tips to Select the Right eLearning Outsourcing Vendor Partner.

Use PowerPoint to Create Custom Videos

Rapid eLearning

A circle has a 1:1 aspect ratio. Bonus tips: Play around with some of the video formatting options in PowerPoint. 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.