8 Visual Design Mistakes to Avoid When Developing eLearning

Tim Slade

However, with some attention to detail, along with some simple tips, these visual design mistakes don’t have to be hard to fix. An image gets distorted when the image is resized in such a way that it affects the aspect ratio of the image (i.e., Most design programs, including PowerPoint and Articulate Storyline, will maintain the aspect ratio of an image when resized from the corner. Luckily, it’s becoming much easier to find free stock images.

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

Rapid eLearning

One of the e-learning tips I give at workshops is to be intentional about your e-learning course design and production. E-Learning Tip: Determine Your Course Size. Here are a few considerations: By default the course size is a 4:3 aspect ratio set at 720×540 pixels. This is a good aspect ratio and the course can be set to scale with the browser, so pixel width isn’t as big of an issue. The image below shows the 4:3 aspect ratio with a sidebar menu.

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

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a PowerPoint tip: build your e-learning course graphics in PowerPoint. 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. PowerPoint Tip: Save Slides as Images. PowerPoint Tip: Create Custom Slide Sizes. The default PowerPoint slide is 16 x 9 aspect ratio.

Finance Market Simulations Teach You How to Grow Your Wealth

Your Training Edge

One of the three things he wanted to see there was the New York Stock Exchange. It was there he realized that investing in stocks can make his dream of being wealthy come true. Eventually, he got a chance to ‘mark the board’ at a stock trading office on Saturdays, where the young Warren would write the stock prices on the board with chalk. At 11, he started investing in stocks. It is an interactive game that simulates the stock markets.

Three Things to Do Before Building Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Here are three time-saving tips to consider before building your e-learning course. Many e-learning courses are 4:3 aspect ratio. The other common aspect ratio is 16:9. However, you’re not confined to either one of those aspect ratios. This can be problematic because when you modify the aspect ratio of the slide, it means the existing content may get skewed or require a bunch of tweaking to get it re-aligned.

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6 tips for using images in your e-learning material

eFront

In this ongoing series of posts, kickstarted with our “ 10 Graphic Design tips for e-learning educators “, we try to provide you with the required know-how for improving the look and feel of your e-learning content. In this one we’ll be sharing 6 tips for usingimages and illustrations. The internet is not an stock image library. Your 4MB high quality stock photo is not suitable for web use. Best practices eLearning content design images tips

8 Editing Techniques for Great Images in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

You can either import an image from your local computer, drag an image from your desktop to the working area in Lectora or choose an image from the stock library. Selecting My Image opens the My Library section within Lectora while selecting Clip Art opens the Clip Art section of Lectora’s Stock Library. You can also access Lectora’s Stock Library by select the quick menu to the right of your working area. Turn on and off the Maintain Ratio button if needed.

5 Ways to Use PowerPoint as an Image Editor

Rapid eLearning

Since we’re talking about PowerPoint as an image editor, the first tip is that whatever you create in PowerPoint can be saved as an image. That and 4:3 are the most common aspect ratios. Check out the tip below. For example, the flashcard interaction in Rise is a 1:1 aspect ratio. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Over the years, I’ve posted hundreds of tutorials using PowerPoint. Some of them to be updated.

A Simple Way to Build PowerPoint Graphics for Mobile Learning

Rapid eLearning

Most them work perfectly in one of two aspect ratios: 1:1 (square). Since there are two aspect ratios, I create two PowerPoint files for my Rise graphics. Bonus PowerPoint Graphics Tip. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. In a previous post, I shared how I built an interactive scenario in Rise.

3-Real-world elearning challenge: Improve call center customer satisfaction

SmartBuilder

THE BUSINESS GOAL WE CRAFTED: Increase satisfaction ratings from 67% in 2016 to 90% in 2018, by maintaining an escalation ratio of 40% of all calls (+/- 2%), with at least 95% of escalated calls meeting escalation criteria. Inventory pickers should be able to: Use the real-time inventory tool to identify whether the parts are in stock. Notify the customer of any out-of-stock items, within one hour of receiving the order in the system.

Use PowerPoint to Create Custom Videos

Rapid eLearning

A circle has a 1:1 aspect ratio. Bonus tips: Play around with some of the video formatting options in PowerPoint. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. PowerPoint’s one of my favorite multimedia applications. It’s easy to use, almost everyone has a copy so it’s easy to share what’s created, and it does more than create presentations.

Common Visual Design Mistakes That Ruin the Way Your Course Looks

Rapid eLearning

The fix is to drag it from the corner to scale it and preserve its aspect ratio. Or going a stock photo site and trying to come up with ideas. If you want to learn more check out the visual design tips in the e-learning community, download this free e-book , and join us at one of our Roadshow workshops. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Avoid These Common Video Editing Mistakes

TechSmith Camtasia

Pro Tip: Close your eyes and just listen to your video. You can also learn some basic audio mixing tips if you want to delve deeper at this point. Pro Tip: Explore other editing options. Pro Tip: Make sure your previous clips are long enough or adjust your transition time. Pro Tip: Focus on your edit first, then find music that fits your edit. How to fix: There are plenty of stock and royalty free music sites out there for you to use. Tips & How To'

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The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In Malcom Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point , Gladwell introduces several influential personality types, one of which is the Connector – an individual who knows large numbers of people and is in the habit of making introductions. Helpful Tips for “Natural” Networkers Try strengthening your existing network by making more connections. Helpful Tips for “Growing” Networkers Try attending more events, which forces you to meet new people. What are your favorite tips and tools?

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Tips for facilitating Here are a few tips you can use in a physical classroom, during synchronous online sessions, and even (with a little adaptation) with asynchronous applications: Begin by asking questions. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

5 Tips for Creating Better Blended Experiences Remember “Transition to e-Learning” Development Tools. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. Blend It!

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

To give a specific example, if the requirement is to provide people with information to help them build their knowledge stocks, then bringing them into a classroom is probably the most ineffective and inefficient approach to do that. At times people have manipulated the 70:20:10 numbers and produced different ratios. Line leaders are likely to need support to understand what’s expected of them and then the tools, tips and techniques to support holistic learning.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

To give a specific example, if the requirement is to provide people with information to help them build their knowledge stocks, then bringing them into a classroom is probably the most ineffective and inefficient approach to do that. At times people have manipulated the 70:20:10 numbers and produced different ratios. Line leaders are likely to need support to understand what’s expected of them and then the tools, tips and techniques to support holistic learning.

28 Best WooCommerce Plugins in 2021

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Pro tip: Always display the product carousel in the first fold of your products page to grab more eyeballs. Plus, it enables you to notify buyers once a product is back in stock. You can even schedule the stock availability to capture leads.

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eLearning Engagement: A Formula for Success

LearnUpon

If you need to use stock images, try sites like Unsplash or Pexels for inspiration. If you don’t have access to Photoshop, sites like Croppola are a great way to crop your images to the exact measurements and aspect ratios you need. Use the stock ones provided in your LMS before dedicating time to creating custom ones. Some tips to help you succeed: Encourage learners to provide feedback.

How to Make Animated Gifs from Video

Rapid eLearning

And because of the responsive nature of the Rise courses, the cover image gets cropped based on the screen’s aspect ratio. Bonus tips: You won’t get crisp images because the file size needs to be manageable. You need to test different dimensions, but I generally keep the images somewhere between a 16:9 and 2:1 aspect ratio. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. Time Saver Tuesday - 10 Tips - Before You Record - Visual Lounge , June 15, 2010 Anyone can make a screencast, right? Top five tips for creating effective interactions - Spicy Learning , June 14, 2010 Interactions pose a dilemma to all instructional designers. I call this balance the “glory-to-effort&# ratio, i.e. PowerPoint (Quality: Medium, Ease: Simple!). .

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Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide

BrightCarbon

Changing slide size: Google Slides defaults to the standard widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. The standard 16:9 aspect ratio is widely used because it fits perfectly on most widescreen screens and projectors. We’ve got some more advanced tips for editing text below! If you want to resize your object without it being warped or stretched, check the Lock aspect ratios box. Use high quality photography- not stock photo clichés: .