Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

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The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. I shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template. Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. Voice123 and Voices.com : find narrators for your elearning courses. Stock Image Resources.

7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

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When I’m on the road, I try to squeeze in some informal Articulate jam sessions to answer quick questions or offer a tip or two. Many of these jam sessions produce interesting discussions with some tips and tricks that don’t require a full blog post. If you’re one of those people, here’s a tip: Don’t mess with your files; especially once the course is published. To keep things organized, create a consistent process by which you manage your folders and elearning assets.

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7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

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It’s always so much fun getting to meet the blog readers and learning more about what people do in the real world. Two things always stand out during these trips: There is no one way to do elearning. Some people build courses, some create marketing material, and some use the rapid elearning software to create multimedia information. One of the sessions I did in Atlanta was on how to get the graphics you need for your rapid elearning courses.

Over 60 Free Stock Images

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Now that Microsoft’s quit providing free clip art and free stock images many of you are scrambling to get hold of free resources to use for your elearning and training development. Download Free Stock Images. In a previous post I shared 45 free stock images via the Unsplash site. In today’s post I’m going to share how to get 68 free stock images via Creative Tail. You can download the free stock images here. Editing Free Stock Images.

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80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning

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In a previous post I shared some free stock images via Unsplash. Today, I’ve done the same thing only this time the curated images are from Startup Stock Photos. I resized the images to make the download smaller, but they’re still around 2700×1800—more than enough for your elearning courses. You can download entire folder of free stock images here. If you’re in need of free resources and stock images these should help. Great way to learn and get feedback.

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6 Tips To Cut Online Training Costs With A Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool

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There are multiple rapid eLearning authoring tools on the market that allow you to develop online training courses in a fraction of the time. They are so easy to use that even eLearning developers with no prior design experience can create memorable and engaging online training materials. But while they do assure eLearning developers of a quick turnaround, can they really save you money in the long run? Start With An eLearning Storyboard.

E-Learning Tidbits: Free Stock Photos & Award Winners

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The summer’s gone, kids are starting school, and it’s back to building some elearning courses. More Free Stock Photos. I just noticed that one of my favorite free stock photo sites, StartUp Stock Photos , released a bunch more photos. I like their photos because they can be used in a lot of elearning contexts. Download the free stock photos here. It’s a great way to learn and get ideas. Elearning Laboratory.

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A Dozen Free Stock Video Sites for E-Learning

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A while back we had a great challenge on how to use video as the slide background in your elearning courses. Examples of Free Stock Video Courses. Great use of stock video throughout. Find Free Stock Videos. One of the first questions that comes up is where to get free stock videos. If you’re not comfortable shooting your own stock video, try out some of these free stock videos sites. Vimeo : miscellaneous free stock videos.

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A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

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The Internet is rife with free things, especially free stock image sites. However, there are usually three main issues with the free stock image sites: The free stock images aren’t really free. ” This is great when I want to build elearning courses for my family’s safety training but pretty useless when I need to do anything work-related. The free stock image sites are only there to point to for-pay stock image sites. Free Stock Image Sites.

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More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions

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Where can I get free elearning assets? You don’t need print-quality images for elearning courses. I usually get my images from Fotolio or iStockphoto but there are dozens of good stock image sites. Download the free assets from the elearning community. At a recent conference you said we should learn to scrounge for assets. But if you need more, jump into the elearning community and ask what others are doing. 7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Stock images are in the public domain.

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10 Sure-Fire Tips for Creating Your Own Stock Photos

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Going to a stock image site and looking for just the right pictures can be very time-consuming and a drain on your limited resources. Why not create your own stock images? If rapid elearning software makes everyone an instructional designer, then surely a digital camera makes us all photographers. Here are a few basic tips to get started. People like to see co-workers and themselves in the elearning courses. Learn more here… E-Learning Tutorials.

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3 Production Tips for E-learning Developers

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Many e-learning developers are usually on a small team. Here are three production tips and shortcuts from previous posts to help save time (and sanity) when building e-learning courses and online training. A Simple Way to Build E-learning Templates.

A Super Simple Tip When Testing E-Learning Templates

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Articulate 360’s Content Library comes with thousands of e-learning templates. Here’s a common issue and easy solution when troubleshooting e-learning courses. Simple tip. Here's Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio. Want to learn more?

A Quick Tip on Developing Course Content

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Here’s a quick tip for those building e-learning courses: as a course developer you serve as the intermediary between the organization and the learner. Not All E-Learning Courses Require Learning. Performance-based Learning Objectives.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. 7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy. They commission the elearning courses, pay the bills, and are the ultimate authority for their elearning projects. On the other hand, a demanding customer can negatively impact the elearning course by making demands that don’t fit sound instructional design. This is common on elearning projects. Hi Tom, Great tips. Rapid E-Learning 101.

Top PowerPoint Tips

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You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. I was asked recently about my favorite PowerPoint tips and tricks. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. PowerPoint Tip 2: Control Layers with the Selection Pane. PowerPoint Tip 3: Combine Shapes to Create Custom Shapes. PowerPoint Tip 4: Layering Objects to Create Custom Graphics.

Top Instructional Design Tips

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At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. Of course, over the past 8 years most of the posts are littered with various tips related to instructional design. If there’s a single best tip it’s that the course content needs to be relevant to the learner’s needs. Instructional Design Tips. E-Learning & Instructional Design 101. The start of a very good series on elearning 101.

Essential PowerPoint Animations Tips

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And not all animations are supported when converted for e-learning. And one last tip, because you can animate doesn’t mean you should. This is what you need if you’re syncing animations with narration for your e-learning courses. These work great in PowerPoint by itself but are something I’d avoid when converting PowerPoint slides to an e-learning course. Here are a Couple of Bonus Tips. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Course Design Tip: Test the Learner’s Assumptions

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In a previous post, we looked at how context helps frame the learning experience. It keeps us from just doing an information dump as we add clarity about our learners and the learning objectives. One way to establish context is by learning what the user already knows.

3 Tips When Converting PowerPoint to E-Learning

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Technically converting a PowerPoint file to an “e-learning course” is fairly easy. Here are three things to consider when converting a PowerPoint file into an e-learning course. Presentation content isn’t the same as an e-learning course. Sure, presenting content in your course is part of the process, but it’s a passive form of learning. An e-learning course doesn’t need to look like a PowerPoint slideshow.

10 Tips for Better Troubleshooting & Technical Support

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I’m really proud of the e -learning heroes community. Many e -learning developers are small teams of one or two people, so see the community as an extension of the team. Today, I’d like to offer some timesaving tips that will help you troubleshoot your projects when asking for help. Those are great to learn the basics. Keep in mind that e -learning heroes is a community of your peers. Bonus Tip. Free E-Learning Resources.

Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

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This instructional design tip focuses on how to simplify and chunk content in complex training courses. Essentially, instructional design is about crafting a viable learning experience. Based on our desired learning outcomes, we create a way for people to learn (and hopefully apply) the content in a relevant context. Instructional Design Tip: Break Your Content into Chunks. Instructional Design Tip: Get to Know Your Learners. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Three E-Learning Tips to Help Build Better Courses

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Even before I started working at Articulate, I made it a goal to answer five questions each week in the e-learning community. It’s a great way to connect with others, especially beginners, and offer some help as they’re learning. The tutorials offer little bonus tips and focus on some production nuances that aren’t always apparent to new users. E-Learning Tip: Simulate Right-Click Interactions on Mobile Devices.

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A Simple Course Production Tip to Use Every Day

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Here’s a simple tip that I use all the time. Here are three reasons why this is a good tip. Often it’s a PDF, where this tip really make a lot of sense. This is a simple tip, but it is one that I use all the time when building e-learning courses. What simple tips do you have that help in your day-to-day production? Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro.

Here’s a Quick Way to Instantly Have Closed Captions

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I tested the Live Captions on a few different e-learning products that had audio including courses in Storyline 360, Rise 360, and Review 360. This tip requires Google Chrome 89 or above. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more?

Two Quick Time-Saving Tips

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Here are two simple tips to help save time and frustration as you work through the day. The first thing I learned when working with multimedia was to save my work and save all the time. What simple tips or hacks like this do you use to save time? Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. FocusOn Learning conference. Free E-Learning Resources.

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

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Here’s a PowerPoint tip: build your e-learning course graphics in PowerPoint. In fact, I use it quite a bit for this blog and some of the graphics I need in my e-learning demos. 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. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Simple Screencast Production Tips for Better E-Learning

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This makes sense since a large part of e-learning is predicated on learning new software. So today, we’ll look at a few simple production tips to help you get started. Screencast Tip: Establish Context Quickly. It helps to know what you’re learning and why. Screencast Tip: Get to the Point Quickly. ” Screencast Tip: Don’t Focus on Features. Screencast Tip: Focus on Action. Screencast Tip: Keep it Short.

8 E-Learning Production Tips for Your Next Gamified Course

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I reviewed their modules and want to highlight a few production tips that not only work for gamified e-learning courses, but are just as useful in other contexts. The first micro game focuses on three types of learning activities: Simple Game : challenge the learners understanding in a common game format. I always consider exploration to be one of the core building blocks for interactive learning. E-Learning Tip #1: Gate Screens.

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

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One of the e-learning tips I give at workshops is to be intentional about your e-learning course design and production. So today, I’m sharing three things you should do before you start working on your e-learning course. E-Learning Tip: Determine Your Course Size. E-Learning Tip: Determine the Color Scheme & Create Theme Colors. E-Learning Tip: Determine the Font Pairs & Create Theme Fonts.

This Site Will Help When Troubleshooting Your Courses

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In an ideal world, you create an e-learning course, publish it, and put it online. And these variables can create issues which make it a challenge to troubleshoot e-learning courses when problems arise. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources.

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Weekly Challenge: A Couple of Visual Design Tips for E-Learning

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As mentioned previously, I like to take part in the community’s e-learning challenges. They’re great to practice ideas and learn more about using the e-learning software. In a recent e-learning challenge, we were asked to create a demo module and use the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year (which is Living Coral). ” Visual Design Tip: Make Everything Greyscale & Use One Accent Color. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Create a Chalkboard Template with These Simple Tips & More Than 40 Free Graphics

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Many of the rapid elearning courses I see use whiteboards or chalkboards. You can buy stock images of these, but it’s easy enough to create them in PowerPoint. Even if you don’t need to use them, there are some good PowerPoint tips that you could apply to other projects. Here are a few tutorials on how to create some display boards with a few extra production tips. So today, I’m going to share a few simple ways to create your own boards.

Three Ways to Use Theme Colors in E-Learning Courses

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One way to speed up production in your e-learning course design is to use themed slides. Make Easy Updates to Theme Colors for E-Learning. Create a Loaded Palette of Theme Colors for E-Learning. Develop a Strategy for Theme Colors for E-Learning.

Here’s a Time-Saving Tip for E-Learning Characters

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So today, I’m going to show you a simple tip to help speed up your production. Create E-Learning Character Sets. Create E-Learning Character Set Templates. Bonus tip : you can do the same thing for custom interactions by saving them in a single interaction template. Save Time Using E-Learning Characters. This tip works great if you use a few common poses and don’t want to spend time searching. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Here Are Two Cool PowerPoint Tips When Building Templates

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One of my favorite ways to learn is by deconstructing what others do. And even though I’ve been doing this stuff for a while, there’s always something to learn. So in today’s post we’ll look at what they did and learn to apply it to your own templates. I created a PowerPoint tutorial that goes through both tips in more detail. PowerPoint Tip: Use Pattern Fills for Image Placeholders. This is the tip that really caught my eye.