eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

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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.

How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint

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Having a solid foundation in PowerPoint is a must when using rapid content authoring tools to create online learning. Many rapid content authoring tools are either based on or an add-on to PowerPoint (PPT), including: Adobe Captivate, Articulate Presenter, iSpring Presenter, Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, as well as Digitec’s own Direct-to-WEB. Luckily, PowerPoint is more versatile than most people give it credit for. Use default Powerpoint themes.


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

Experiencing eLearning

Have you ever been asked to “just tweak the PowerPoint slides” and call it elearning? The original PowerPoint slides. How do you handle it when someone asks you to just “tweak the PowerPoint slides”?

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?” But whereas PowerPoint tends to progress linearly from one slide to the next in a fixed sequence, Prezi uses “paths” to move between content by zooming out to reveal a big-picture overview, or zooming in to show details. The two presentation programs share many of the same features, such as the ability to include text, images, audio, and video.

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.

How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s. There are a few reasons why Bing images, which is the option being presented by Microsoft, may not be the most viable option for tracking down the digital assets you’ll need for creating in PowerPoint, Word, or any other program. The post How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

How to Create Custom Animations in PowerPoint

iSpring Solutions

Animation effects in PowerPoint provide smooth visual transitions between different states of your presentation by moving objects in place or… Read More. Instructional Design PowerPoint Tips

How to use Presenter View in PowerPoint


Think of PowerPoint’s Presenter View like the cockpit of an aeroplane (or airplane for our American readers!). Presenter View in PowerPoint works best if you have two monitors. How to start using Presenter View in PowerPoint: – Open your presentation.

How to Cite PowerPoint Presentations Using APA Style

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PowerPoint presentations have become another source of information for various occasions, from student projects and slideshows for teaching to business… Read More. Instructional Design PowerPoint Tips

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.

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

How to print PowerPoint with notes


What’s the weirdest thing people do in PowerPoint? At BrightCarbon we promote the use of PowerPoint as a presentation tool, where visual slides support a presenter and use graphics, diagrams, and animations to explain the key points. How to print PowerPoint with notes.

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 loop a sequence of PowerPoint animations


In our last looping article you discovered how to create infinite Motion Paths in PowerPoint. Now you’re going to learn a simple technique to loop sequences of animations in PowerPoint. PowerPoint allows you to loop a single animation effect but not a sequence of multiple effects.

Time Crunch, Design Challenges, PowerPoint Templates To The Rescue!

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PowerPoint, being the most neglected tool in the world of business has a lot more to offer. So, let's explore what this tool can help us achieve through PowerPoint Templates. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Templates For PowerpointThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Free Online Training Content You Can Use Immediately

We'll teach you how you can start by showing you best practices so you can get the process going as painlessly as possible. There are also links to free PowerPoint and PDF templates, which can expedite the creating quality training content process.

Hacking PowerPoint for custom colors


You may have already discovered how to change your theme colors , and how to add spot colors to your PowerPoint presentation, template, or theme. And we’re about to show you how to add custom colors in PowerPoint to your template themes. Creating custom colors in PowerPoint.

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.

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. But a common problem PowerPoint users encounter is, “Which of all these amazing animations should I use?” The post Preparing A PowerPoint Animation Strategy appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

Access Our Cutout People Inside Microsoft PowerPoint and other Microsoft 365 Apps

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Powerpoint Resources eLearning Cutout PeopleDo you love how easy it is to create great-looking learning content and presentations with your Microsoft 365 subscription?

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.

4 Stylish PowerPoint Templates

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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.

How to Make a Jeopardy Game in PowerPoint

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Many engaging interactive applications can be created in PowerPoint to gamify your eLearning experience. Instructional Design PowerPoint TipsPlaying Jeopardy is always a lot… Read More.

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.

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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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?

Protecting your prized PowerPoint content


Let me guide you through some of the steps you can take to keep your content secure including restricting UI, locking objects and password protecting your PowerPoint files. This will allow them to open the PowerPoint file without a password, view the contents and run it as a slide show.

How to Convert Storyline Courses to PowerPoint

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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.

How to create responsive SVGs and smart icons in PowerPoint


SVGs are the common format for icons and illustrations in PowerPoint. SVG graphics and icons in PowerPoint. How to create responsive SVGs and smart icons in PowerPoint. Special SVG classes in PowerPoint. Locking fill colour of elements in PowerPoint.

How to create a drop-down menu in PowerPoint


Drop-down menus in PowerPoint allow you to create flexible, interactive slides. PowerPoint drop-down menus can help you make interactive self-led presentations, documents, eLearning, training materials…. Start by designing your title bars using PowerPoint shapes.

How to use PowerPoint Zoom links


Zoom in PowerPoint is a terrific tool that allows you to jump straight to the content you want and supports a seamless interactive presentation. How to create PowerPoint sections for easy navigation. How to add a PowerPoint Zoom link. Managing PowerPoint Zoom links.

The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond


As an Instructional Designer, you may be asked to create a new educational course from scratch based on the curriculum or create an eLearning course based on PowerPoint being used for Instructor Led Trainings. However instructional designers need not limit themselves to just dumping the PowerPoint content into an eLearning or online format as part of their course creation. The PowerPoint can definitely form the base for building the course.

How to create a hyperlinked menu in PowerPoint


When you’ve got a monster master deck in PowerPoint stuffed full of every bit of content you could ever hope to cover, navigation can be daunting. How to build a hyperlinked menu in PowerPoint. Taking hyperlinks in PowerPoint further. PowerPoint productivity Presentation skills

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. Dynamic photography with PowerPoint morph. PowerPoint design PowerPoint animation

Tell Me How – Embedding Raptivity in PowerPoint


Raptivity, which is widely preferred by educators and trainers alike for its ease in content creation, is frequently embedded in a MS PowerPoint presentation for the modern-day learners. Here is a quick overview of how to insert a Raptivity output in a PowerPoint presentation: Customize an interaction – Raptivity’s intuitive and user-friendly interface doesn’t require any kind of programming or triggers. Insert this shareable link in the appropriate PowerPoint slide.

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 templates

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.

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

How to customise presentation icons in PowerPoint


This blog post will show you how to source, create and animate custom presentation icons from within PowerPoint itself! How to tailor icons in PowerPoint. If you’re using Office 365, you’ll be able to access PowerPoint’s native presentation icons.

How to create beautiful and effective academic posters in PowerPoint


So, you dig out the trusty old PowerPoint template passed down for generations and fill in the gaps with your own findings. It’s time to upgrade your template and create beautiful and effective academic posters in PowerPoint. Why use PowerPoint for academic posters?