Effective Storyboarding

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Storyboarding for an eLearning course can be a very effective way to lay out the overall look and feel of your course, as evidenced by this post by Donna Bryant. Storyboarding can serve a couple of different purposes: It can be an easy way for your subject matter experts (SMEs) to review content during the development stage It can serve as instruction for a developer when the actual development of the course is not done by the designer of the course. Tools for storyboarding.

8 Steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard

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Here is an eLearning inforgraphic for Instructional Designers that uses eight steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard. With these eight steps and along with the Free Instructional Design Storyboard template , you will have a the tools you need for awesome eLearning Storyboards. How to Make an Awesome eLearning Storyboard. Use a Storyboard Template. Consider using an eLearning storyboard template.

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The Responsive Course Design Storyboard Kit

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As you may or may not know, Lectora Online has recently released with a new Responsive Course Design feature built in. This feature will be coming to the next release of Lectora Inspire, as well. This feature allows you create Lectora titles that will automatically adjust their layouts based on the screen size and orientation of the device they’re displaying on. That’s where this free Responsive Course Design Storyboard Kit from Trivantis comes into play.

Freebie Friday: Storyboard Template

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When was the last time you made a storyboard? I love making storyboards because they align perfectly with my level of drawing skills—arrows and stick figures! Our Community Manager and resident instructional design guru, Jennifer Valley, says, “I try to storyboard everything I do. You can storyboard in a lot of different programs—from Microsoft PowerPoint to StoryboardThat.com and more. I actually start with pen and paper to create very simplistic storyboards.

Real Life Lessons on Storyboarding

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Storyboarding first started in Walt Disney Studio, way back in the early 1930s. Today, storyboards are used for all kinds of planning—including your e-Learning development! At the 2014 Lectora® User Conference this year, Michelle Megan and Veronica Rodriguez showed a case study of how they use storyboarding at Frost Bank. They also gave us tips for simple and effective storyboarding. Here’s what they said: Storyboarding….

Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Storyboarding

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Taking the time to storyboard out your e-Learning can actually make you more efficient, although it may seem counter-intuitive at first. Storyboarding is the e-Learning equivalent of creating a grocery list. The same thing happens when you don’t storyboard your e-Learning. And that creates more work for you, whereas if you storyboard first, you know exactly what to build. The Lectora® e-Learning Blog is full of helpful posts and storyboarding tips.

Utilizing Notes in Lectora and Lectora Online

Trivantis

Have you ever walked away from developing a Lectora® or Lectora® Online title and forgot about what you wanted to develop or forgot what type of interaction you were working on? Not anymore… use Lectora notes to keep yourself organized. Lectora notes can be added to any Lectora or Lectora Online title. One last tip… if you import existing PowerPoint presentations into Lectora, any instructor notes will transfer over into Lectora notes.

Utilizing Better eLearning Design with Guides and Grids in Lectora

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In Lectora you have the basic alignment tools of right, left, top, bottom, center and middle in the Status Bar. From within your open title in Lectora, navigate to the View tab. Hopefully during the storyboard process this was nailed down, however if you’re working on a prototype you may be acting more on intuition. The post Utilizing Better eLearning Design with Guides and Grids in Lectora appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Guest post by Jennifer Valley.

2014 Lectora User Conference Sessions Sneak Peek!

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The 2014 Lectora® User Conference, held this Spring from April 1 – April 3, is packed with fantastic sessions on topics ranging from Lectora e-Learning development to working with CourseMill LMS. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the great sessions focusing on using the amazing tools included with Lectora Inspire! Creating a Video-Based e-Learning Course in Lectora. Creating a Software Simulation Using Lectora and Snagit.

One Simple Trick for Writing Your E-Learning Storyboards Faster

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Several years ago, I did a post about how you can write storyboards faster if you type faster (to the tune of saving several weeks per year!). It may take a few minutes to set everything up, but you’ll probably make all that time back the very next time you sit down to write storyboards. The post One Simple Trick for Writing Your E-Learning Storyboards Faster appeared first on E-Learning Uncovered.

Webinar: Time Saving Tips in Lectora Online

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eLearning Brothers recently hosted Jennie Valley, Trivantis Community Manager for a great webinar, during which Jennie shared her favorite ways to save time with Lectora Online. First, Jennie shared some great tips that could be applied when developing with any tool, such as storyboarding, using themes and characters, and more. ” Jennie has confirmed that as of Lectora Online 4.2, Watch the recording below to learn how to save time in Lectora Online!

How to Create Rollovers, Pop-ups and Branching for Lectora e.

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Lectora User Conference Showcase: But Does It Work?

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New to Lectora? These Conference Sessions Are for You!

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Are you just starting to work with Lectora® e-Learning software? Don’t worry, we have tons of sessions just for you at the 2014 Lectora User Conference in Los Angeles, this April 1 – April 3. Here are some of the great sessions that will help you dive into Lectora and maximize your e-Learning’s potential! If the CDC Can Help Us Survive It, So Can Lectora! ?. In this session, you’ll explore how to build scenario-based learning in Lectora. The post New to Lectora?

Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces

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by Lectora® rapid e-Learning software is a flexible and powerful PowerPoint plug-in tool that makes rapid e-Learning content creation super speedy. To further save on development time, many e-Learning professionals draft out their course, or storyboard, using PowerPoint software. But have you thought about turning your storyboard directly into your rapid e-Learning course? Make your storyboards work overtime and your e-Learning projects will move even faster.

Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces

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by Lectora® rapid e-Learning software is a flexible and powerful PowerPoint plug-in tool that makes rapid e-Learning content creation super speedy. To further save on development time, many e-Learning professionals draft out their course, or storyboard, using PowerPoint software. But have you thought about turning your storyboard directly into your rapid e-Learning course? Make your storyboards work overtime and your e-Learning projects will move even faster.

Articulate vs. Lectora | LearnNuggets

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags Add new tag , development , eLearning Articulate vs. Lectora by Kevin on August 12th, 2009 When it comes to software development tools, I’m fortunate to work in an environment that understands no two tools are the same and each provide advantages and disadvantages. As many do, we storyboard projects in Word and PowerPoint.

Lectora Best Practices Part 3 – Using Text

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This is the third post in a series dedicated to best practices when using the eLearning authoring tool Lectora. Part 3 will be all about text and formatting text in Lectora. Using Lectora text styles. As mentioned in a previous post , Lectora text styles define the font, color, and size settings for selections of text or entire text blocks, and they automatically update all affected texts when changed. By Joseph Suarez.

The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation, Part 2: Where do you take the first bite?

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The highest level of that was handled by our Instructional Designer, Linda, as she designed and wrote the storyboards. I had initial Lectora training from our Production Head, Jillian, when I came on board, and since then have learned by doing. I get a question or a storyboard, and figure out a way to make it work. By Mary Word The first thing that came clear was that the entire project was complex, not just the programmin g within pages.

Six Points of Comparison – Captivate 9 vs. Lectora 17

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In this blog, we will compare the latest versions of two authoring tools – Lectora Inspire 17 and Adobe Captivate 9. Lectora 17 is less user-friendly, but the new feature to create scenarios called Branch Track makes it easy to develop scenarios. When it comes to responsive course design (RCD), Lectora 17 has enhanced features which help create device-agnostic courses. However, Lectora is a clear winner because it has more options for actions and variables in quizzes.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

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Try to storyboard or plan a sample to develop before downloading the trial so you can get the most out of your free trial time. Companies with larger teams often split into specialized roles for instructional designers (who focus on analysis, design, and storyboarding) and elearning or multimedia developers (who build courses in authoring tools or as custom development).

Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content

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4) Lectora. Lectora is one of the most loved tools for eLearning development and performs excellently on the accessibility and multi-device options. Lectora amid the top 10 authoring tools is a great software due to its powerful ability to create interactions.

eLearning Hot Topics from 2011

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1-- Storyboarding. The post with the most views in 2011 was Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers. This post makes a case for storyboards as a useful tool for ensuring your eLearning design meets business and learner demands before starting development. It also suggests some additional uses and benefits of creating a storyboard prior to eLearning development. By Lectora Review , which posted in July. Wanna become a Lectora power user?

Authoring Tools and Compatibility

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When eLearning designers and developers think about using a rapid development tool such as Lectora, they often think about the time savings they get when creating a visual pleasing project and the ability to create reusable components. A rapid development tool is a great way to quickly breath life into your storyboard. If you use the HTML/javascript based Lectora tool, you know that it meets specific system requirements for viewing. Lectora Compatibility Captivate

Best eLearning Resources of 2014

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Lectora 12 Templates. 3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora. How to Work With Grids and Guides in Lectora. Overview of What’s New in Lectora 12. Free Template for Captivate 8: Mobile Instructional Design Storyboard. We can’t believe 2014 is coming to a close. The past year has been fantastic for eLearning Brothers, and we hope you have had a great year too!

Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: Responsive Design

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Then you’ll definitely want to look into Responsive Course Design™ (RCD) in Lectora® authoring tools—if you haven’t already. With the Responsive Course Design solution in Lectora, you only have to design once, in the desktop view, and content is automatically sized and positioned for tablet and phone views (in both landscape and portrait). Adjusting an Older Lectora Project for Responsive Course Design by Andrew Vass from the eLearning Brothers.

The Best of eLearning in July 2016

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July includes many fun things to celebrate: National Ice Cream Day, Independence Day in the US, Take Your Plants for a Walk Day (I’m not sure how this holiday works), a new upgrade for Lectora® 16, and more. Laura Overton, Founder and CEO of Towards Maturity, joined us in Fort Lauderdale this year as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Lectora User Conference. Freebie Friday: Storyboard Template. Download a free template for all your storyboarding needs.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

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If you storyboard and plan before you start your trial, you can make several samples during that month. Camtasia and Lectora are also options. Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio. This is especially true for people who are job seeking or working independently. Why do you need a portfolio? If you’re wondering why you need a portfolio , read Tom Kuhlmann’s explanation.

Engage Your Learners with a Zombie e-Learning Scenario

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At the recent 2014 Lectora® User Conference in Los Angeles, California, Rebekah and Angel showed us how they created a zombie-themed scenario at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. If you have a short timeline—or a limited budget—but want to create an engaging scenario, just keep everything simple as you’re building it in Lectora. Organize your ideas with a storyboard flow chart. Rebekah and Angel organized their ideas in a flow chart-style storyboard.

eLearning Course Starters

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It took us over a month to brainstorm, storyboard, design, and develop these eLearning Course Starters, and it takes you just minutes to download them. Lectora Course Starters. Click here to see Lectora Templates. Elearning Course Starters are templates to help you get started on your course design. Use the graphics and colors as is, or simply modify the styles to match your desired look.

5 Tips to Save e-Learning Development Time

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To learn more about using templates in Lectora®, check out this blog: e-Learning Lesson in Lectora: Using Themes and Templates. Sharing informal content is easy with a learning management system like Lectora® Express – The Easy LMS. Storyboard it first. Storyboarding is a great way to plan out all the steps of your course before you even begin developing. Remember to subscribe to the Lectora e-Learning Blog to get all our posts delivered right in your inbox!

Saving Development Time With Keyboard Shortcuts

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Check out the Lectora page and Captivate page on our website for printable lists of keyboards shortcuts. Some software applications, such as Word and Lectora let you create your own keyboard shortcuts for just about any command in the system. So if I change the line spacing in a storyboard document to have 6 points below the paragraph. Uncategorized captivate development lectora productivityI admit it—I’m a keyboard shortcut fanatic!

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Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Informal Learning

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Watch this video to learn about one of our newest additions to the Lectora® family, Lectora® Express – The Easy LMS. It’s perfect for informal learning: Introducing Lectora Express – The Easy LMS. Or, read the news about Lectora Express here: Introducing Lectora Express – The Easy LMS. And try it for yourself—free—here: 30 Day Free Trial of Lectora Express – The Easy LMS. Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Storyboarding.

WBT Development Toolbox

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Lectora. I choose Lectora as the next piece of my tool kit. Lectora has the option to import from PowerPoint so I can still use PowerPoint to storyboard the content. Articulate and Lectora do not do simulations. My current plan is to use Captivate to create flash simulations that can be embedded in content created by Articulate or Lectora. Lectora Captivate ArticulateThe organization I work for has never formally offered web based training.

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Responsive Design Tips for eLearning Courses

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In terms of tools, Storyline 3 & 360 use resizable design, while Captivate and Lectora use responsive design. Consider the following when designing: Use a Storyboard. There are lots of great storyboard templates out there that you can use. Follow the storyboard. Nowadays the world seems to be all a-clamor over the idea of “responsive design” for eLearning. Yet, there still is a lot of confusion over what it is and how to implement it.

How 2013’s Top Trends Will Impact 2014

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Storyboarding – This once underestimated technique has been gaining popularity. We’re curious to see what happens in 2014 as more people continue to see the value of storyboarding—it helps you develop more efficiently! Check out all these resources to help you join the storyboarding trend: Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Storyboarding. Subscribe to the Lectora® e-Learning Blog.

Behind the Scenes of a Winning eLearning Course

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This course got such great response from viewers that it won the 2016 Lectora® User Conference Community Course Template Contest! Artis is our Lectora-specific developer, so he made it all come to life, Līga is our designer, Karlis managed the work process, and 3 more people gave their feedback. Our development team wanted to create something responsive in the new Lectora version. Did you create a storyboard? What software did you use other than Lectora?