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E-Learning Resources & Examples for Success

free powerpoint template Here's another free PowerPoint template that you're free to use in your online training courses. The free template is structure to slide up and down as you navigate. I designed the files for a workshop on building some interactive timelines, however it can be used for anything. Essentially they're just slides with numbered circles. They'd work great as a process interaction. If you need additional slides, just duplicate them. See the Free PowerPoint Template in Action Below is an example of the free PowerPoint template without any content in it. ...

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free PowerPoint template Here's a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. I used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. In this example it's a simple back and forth conversation. This free template could be used as a way to share manager/employee information or perhaps as an FAQ interaction. In either case it's free for you to use as you wish. Below is an example of the template in action. I mocked up a FAQ interaction on copyright laws. Click the character on the left ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - over 60 free stock images here 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. They’re free for commercial use which means you can use them for your ...

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Articulate Rapid E-learning Blog - free people icons Free people icons are great when they're truly free to use for commercial courses. And who doesn’t like them, especially now that Microsoft no longer offers free clip art? Here’s a list of some free icons. I only link to the ones that are free for commercial use. That means you can use them for your work and not spend time looking at free icons that you can't use. Kameleon Free People ...

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interactive e-learning: why do we do it What is interactive elearning? In previous posts we discussed different ways to interact with onscreen elements. Generally, interactions are limited to click, mouse over, or dragging interactions. Then we explored two key points when building interactive elearning. The first point is to get the users to "touch" the screen. Find ways to have them interact with onscreen elements. The second point is to have them interact with the content to create a great learning ...

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free vector images online Do a search for "free vector images" and you'll find hundreds of sites that boast tens of thousands of free images. The problem is many of them are junk and not even worth your time. Besides, how many free vector images do you really need? Websites that Offer Free Vector Images As you may know, many of the sites that offer "free" resources only allow them to be used for personal use. That won't work for your courses and presentations. To make things simple, I reviewed dozens of websites ...

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edit free vector images in PowerPoint header In this post we'll explore how to edit free vector images in PowerPoint. You'll be able to use them in your presentations and online training courses. There are hundreds of sites to download free vector images that can be used for your presentations and online training courses. The challenge is that to edit most of the free vector images requires an illustration application like Illustrator or Inkscape (free). However, if you get them in .EPS format you may be able to edit the free vector ...

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closed captions in Storyline In a previous post we learned how to create closed captions text for your online courses. Now we'll learn to use that text in Articulate Storyline. Before we get started, let's do a quick review of your closed captions source file. Regardless of the application you used to create the closed captions file, you'll end up with the timing and the text for the captions. It should look similar to the image below. closed caption storyline SRT Display Closed Captions ...

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free closed captioning software for online training and elearning In this post we'll explore a few simple ways to create free closed captioning text for your online training courses. We'll work off of the assumption that you want closed captioning to sync with your audio narration or an inserted video on your slides. What is Closed Captioning Text? Generally speaking, closed captioning text accompanies the audio or video narration in your online training courses. It's used to help those who are deaf and can't hear the audio follow along with the course's narration. ...

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Articulate Rapid E-learning Blog - pre-assessment scenario Organizations operate at the speed of business and don't like to waste time or money. That's especially true when it comes to pulling people away from their daily tasks. And this is something that happens every time a person is asked to complete an elearning course. So it's important to create the most cost-effective process possible and still meet the organization's goals. One way to make elearning courses cost-effective is by sorting your learners and then pushing them to a successful learning path. Some ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - free clip art no longer A few months ago I wrote a post on Microsoft getting rid of free clip art. For those with a budget that probably wasn't that big of a deal. But there are many who relied on the free assets that Microsoft provided, especially since they didn't include just clip art. Losing free clip art isn't all bad news. There is some good news in all of this. A lot of the clip art was lame and negatively impacted many online courses and presentations. ...

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build effective e-learning with this free e-book I'm not sure you noticed but we just updated the Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. The first edition of the free e-book was released in 2007, and as you can imagine a lot has changed in our industry. This new addition addresses some of those changes and offers more practical tips and tricks. How Has E-Learning Changed? In 2007, most of the options for creating interactive elearning required Flash. If you wanted to build courses, you were required to either learn Flash or ...

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