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”?

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.


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How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint

Association eLearning

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.

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.

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 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.

Rockstar Resources for PowerPoint

Mike Taylor

The way most people use PowerPoint is broken. Unfortunately, the PowerPoint interface guides people towards creating slides that contradict current research in cognitive science. PowerPoint & Presentation Design Resources. TrainingMag PowerPoint Webinars.

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.

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

Dan Keckan

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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

eLearning Brothers

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

Restoring Notes Pages in PowerPoint


Believe it or not, sometimes things go wonky in the world of PowerPoint (gasp!). Learn how to use the Notes Master to print PowerPoint with notes. All you need to do is open the Notes Page for your slide by clicking the View tab in PowerPoint followed by Notes View.

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?

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.

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.

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.

PowerPoint Hack: How to Create Hand-Drawn Letters & Shapes

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a cool PowerPoint hack. To get the effect I used PowerPoint to create a title font and changed the format. Creating Matching Font Style in PowerPoint. In PowerPoint, you need at least two objects selected. PowerPoint Tutorial.

Unravelling PowerPoint picture size and resolution


But when it comes to PowerPoint, there’s an odd mix of measurements from the physical and digital worlds even though the majority of what is produced is shown on either a monitor or a projector. But PowerPoint does take DPI into account as you’ll see later.

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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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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

How to Insert a YouTube Video into a PowerPoint Presentation – 4 Proven Ways

iSpring Solutions

One sure and simple way to enhance a PowerPoint presentation is to add a video from YouTube. Instructional Design PowerPoint TipsThis website is… Read More.

How to consistently brand PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents


Of course, we’re talking about PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Depending on the app themes can control even more, like the masters, layouts and background styles in PowerPoint. Just a classic weird PowerPoint quirk! For PowerPoint and Word, it’s in the Design tab. PowerPoint.

05/11/2021: PowerPoint Getting Started

AXIOM Learning Solutions

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Description: Learn the terminology of Microsoft PowerPoint and develop the skills to create and work with basic presentations. PowerPointDate and time: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:00am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Event Fee(USD$): 75.00 Cancellation Policy: You have up to 24 hours prior to class start time to cancel, with no charge. Register with Code. If you’re registering with PayPal, please enter your full name, then click the PayPal button.

How to update PowerPoint preview thumbnail icons


Have you ever noticed the PowerPoint icons that show up on your desktop or inside Windows File Explorer? Sometimes the default application icon is shown and sometimes you see a PowerPoint preview thumbnail of a slide from your presentation. Default PowerPoint application icons.

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.

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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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

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.