Webinar: Get Dialed In To PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

In a webinar earlier this week Nic Brown, our Director of Product & Design, walked us through the creation of a slick looking dial in PowerPoint. This kind of a dial can be used in all kinds of PowerPoint applications such as displaying speed, volume, and tension. As you’ll discover in the video, it’s surprisingly easy to create your own graphics in PowerPoint! And don’t forget to check out our other PowerPoint templates. PowerPoint Templates.

Free color contrast checker for PowerPoint


If you are wondering how to determine the best color contrast for PowerPoint, it’s your lucky day! We are releasing a free PowerPoint color contrast checker as part of our brilliant PowerPoint add-in, BrightSlide. Accessibility and PowerPoint presentations.

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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. Whether it be a UI update or a completely new tool such as Zoom , new Microsoft PowerPoint features are always getting created and updated. So let’s bring back the dead and take a look at 6 features that have gone under the rug in PowerPoint.

How to Convert Storyline Courses to PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

It never fails that after building an e-learning course in Storyline, someone asks if they can get a PowerPoint version of the course. Today, we’ll look at a simple way to convert what you created in Storyline and make it a PowerPoint file.

Legendary Presentations: eLearning, Sales Collateral, and Defeating Death-by-PowerPoint

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director, BrightCarbon

Presentations have a well-earned reputation for being terrible snooze-fests full of boring bullets and Death by PowerPoint. In this session, you’ll see how you can do all of that using only PowerPoint – no, really! Become a PowerPoint Legend.

PowerPoint Mac Quick Access Toolbar


The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), is a super fast way to access often-used features in PowerPoint, without navigating endless menus or switching tabs in the ribbon. It’s been available for a while, but we often get requests to make it available for PowerPoint users on Mac.

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4 Stylish PowerPoint Templates

eLearning Brothers

PowerPoint is a versatile program that most computer owners have access to. Many designers use PowerPoint to layout their courses in a simpler program, to play classroom-wide eLearning games, or even use it as a course all its own. Today we’re taking a look at a few of our favorite eLearning templates in the PowerPoint library. Have a peek and find something you can use for your next PowerPoint project.

Solving the missing Mac Developer tab in PowerPoint


If you’ve ever run or written a macro for PowerPoint, Excel or Word on a Windows PC you’ll probably be familiar with the Developer tab. There have been lots of folk requesting that Microsoft bring the Developer tab to PowerPoint but for now, the request has been turned down.

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Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Today we are giving away four PowerPoint Templates and a few other goodies for your eLearning. These PowerPoint Templates can be used in all your standard eLearning authoring tools (iSpring, Snap, Articulate Presenter, and Adobe Presenter). Free PowerPoint Templates. Download Free PowerPoint Templates. View all our PowerPoint Templates. The post Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

The best free PowerPoint templates online


When creating presentations in PowerPoint it’s important to have a template to ensure design consistency, but it takes time, effort and skill to create high quality templates and masters. 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 has lots of templates that can be used either in PowerPoint or Google Slides.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

being provided through primitive PowerPoint. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool? saturated market, we’ve designed.

How to make sensational slide transitions in PowerPoint


Underwhelmed by the built-in slide transitions in PowerPoint? PowerPoint has almost 50 transitions to choose from. Credit where it’s due, PowerPoint does subtle transitions well. PowerPoint lacks solid options in between. PowerPoint design

Advanced PowerPoint grids and guides


Let me show you how to make PowerPoint grids and guides your secret weapons, using them to create effective layouts that not only look neat and professional, but actually leverage proportions to better communicate with your audience. ” But what has all this got to do with PowerPoint grids and guides? Here are a few ways to divide up a modular grid to create well-proportioned and interesting layouts: Adding guides in PowerPoint. PowerPoint’s default gridlines are dotted.

Stunning Presentation Design Using PowerPoint Morph


In this post we look at the mind-bending world of Morph and how to use it create stunning design effects in PowerPoint. The new morph transition in PowerPoint is pretty cool. The coloured box is also the same object, just altered from grey to orange and shifted from right to left, so it changes colours and moved during the PowerPoint morph transition. Having objects off-slide is a great way to bring them in, or take them out, using PowerPoint morph, and it’s really easy.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Embedding Fonts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ Walther    If you are sending your PowerPoint presentation off to be viewed on another system that is not yours, you may be concerned that this other system won't have the same fonts. TrueType fonts can be identified by a TT next to the font name in the font drop-down menu of PowerPoint.   Here's how to embed TrueType fonts in a PowerPoint presentation: From the PowerPoint ribbon, choose File > Options.

Transforming PowerPoint Presentations To Responsive eLearning

eLearning Industry

PowerPoint is still one of the most popular tools for training despite being ineffective and even harmful to learners. This article uncovers how to transform your training into modern, interactive, and effective eLearning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Is PowerPoint Destroying ELearning?


Every year they are adding new features, which is great, but at the same time these new features are all built upon the same foundation – and in many cases this foundation is Microsoft PowerPoint. Funny enough, it seems like most elearning courses can be traced back to PowerPoint in some capacity. Heck, most of them allow you to import PowerPoint. PowerPoint is just fine for many situations, yet “death by PowerPoint” is still creeping into elearning.

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. Understand Your Limits: Even though you can build a PowerPoint game without macros, a game like the one I built will not hold its own when compared to a PowerPoint game built with macros. The same is true when developing a game in PowerPoint (with or without Macros).

Webinar: How To Make PowerPoint More Engaging with Games

eLearning Brothers

In this webinar, we dove into making a PowerPoint presentation more engaging using different types of games. eLearning elearning games games Powerpoint Resouces training arcade powerpoint templatesMany organizations don’t have authoring tools or the bandwidth to create complex eLearning games, but still want to provide engaging content to their learners.

PowerPoint: Instant Font Usage

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  I was recently editing a PowerPoint presentation that someone else had created. In PowerPoint, choose  File > Info. AJ teaches a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations.    PowerPoint

eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

before answering that, let's rework that classic question with this: what comes first, the eLearning or the PowerPoint presentation? When developing eLearning, the content is often created in Microsoft PowerPoint first. I'm not going to get into what it takes to create visually compelling PowerPoint presentations (we have a  mini course for that ). Instead, I'm going to show you how to take existing PowerPoint content and quickly re-purpose it for eLearning.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

a plan to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation about, among other emotions, anger. PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan.   AJ Walther,  COTP , is IconLogic's Chief Creative Officer (CCO), a seasoned online trainer, eLearning graphic designer, and author of both "PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials" and "PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials."

Microsoft PowerPoint: Character Challenge

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ Walther      A few weeks ago I presented a  Character Challenge  and asked readers to send in their PowerPoint-created eLearning characters.   If you love AJ's articles, you'll love her  Optimizing PowerPoint Design for eLearning & Presentations   mini course. e-learning eLearning Microsoft PowerPoint mLearning Technical Communications User Experience

Preparing PowerPoint for ELearning


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. So let’s assume you have a pile of PowerPoint presentations that you would like to leverage to create an elearning course. Below are six ways that you can ensure your PowerPoint presentations make a good transition to the elearning world.to PowerPoint to ELearning.

How to Structure a PowerPoint Presentation

iSpring Solutions

Another perk In this post, we’ll cover the standard structure of a PowerPoint presentation – what sections it should include –… Read More. Instructional Design PowerPoint Tips

Making PowerPoint Interactive


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 [.]. Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools Free webinar interactive learning mLearning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity

Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Many people don’t consider PowerPoint as a capable graphics editor since its main function is to create presentation aids. Perhaps this is because older versions of PowerPoint (2003 or below) didn’t have as many graphic editing options as never versions (2007 or higher). As you can see in the image below, PowerPoint 2010 has an entire row of options just for editing images. All this editing power would be useless if you couldn’t export your changes out of PowerPoint.

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In Real Life: Happy Anniversary, PowerPoint!?!?

Learning Solutions Magazine

In Real Life: Happy Anniversary, PowerPoint!?!? jd-dillon. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 00:00

How to Use PowerPoint

The Performance Improvement Blog

Having viewed many TED presentations, I had the mistaken belief that leaders were finally learning how to use PowerPoint (and other presentation tools) effectively. It would be better if they didn’t use PowerPoint at all. It is because PowerPoint (and other presentation software) has become a ubiquitous form of management communication in organizations. Apparently, PowerPoint slides are, in many cases, failing to communicate key messages.

This Is Your PowerPoint On Games

eLearning Industry

Millions of PowerPoint presentations are created every day. We took one of our own PowerPoint presentations and turned it into a game. While it's an extremely useful tool, if you're going to use it to train, is it really engaging enough? We decided to test our own theory.

PowerPoint: Shakespeak for Presentations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  I typically write about PowerPoint as it pertains to eLearning. This time I'd like to share a cool add-on I've discovered for PowerPoint for live presentations. Download and add Shakespeak to your PowerPoint deck and you'll be able to create presentations that allow your audience to text, tweet or use a Shakespeak website to send in votes to polls or written responses to questions, which can appear right up on your screen.   PowerPoint

3 Tips for Importing PowerPoint Slides Into Storyline

Tim Slade

One of the great features of Articulate Storyline is the ability to import slides from PowerPoint. you use in PowerPoint, they may or may not import properly into Storyline. Check out this post and video for three tips for importing PowerPoint slides into Storyline. When importing PowerPoint slides into Storyline, always make sure to check the dimensions of your slides. When importing PowerPoint slides into Storyline, always check your animations and slide transitions.

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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. INPRES is a PowerPoint add-in that enables you as the teacher or presenter to take live polls, questions, and feedback from student smartphones. eLearning Featured Powerpoint Resouces Resources

Why Do Faces Work Better Than PowerPoint?

ej4 eLearning

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a boring Powerpoint presentation. In fact, we reported on one study that found the PowerPoint delivery system so dreaded that 24% of respondents said they [.]. The post Why Do Faces Work Better Than PowerPoint? eLearning Presentation Skills Training & Development Training & Education powerpoint and training training with powerpointAnd we’ve probably created our own share of them, too.

PowerPoint 2010: Animation Painter

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Have you ever used PowerPoint's Animation Painter? About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." " PowerPointby AJ George. If not, you aren't alone. it's one of those useful tools that often goes overlooked. Say you want to add three animation effects to one object on your slide.