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edit SVG in PowerPoint The good news is that now you can edit SVG images in PowerPoint. And that's a big deal because we're starting to see more SVG images every day. In fact, one of the sites where I buy images has the option to download SVG images. This is great because they can be edited and customized. However, to edit them requires knowing how to do so with an illustration program. Unless of course, you know how to use PowerPoint. Insert & Edit SVG Image in PowerPoint This first step is really easy. ...

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interactive video This is part two of the series on working with 3D models and interactive video. In the previous post, we looked at how to create a video using 3D models in PowerPoint. Today, we'll discover how to use them to create interactive videos in Storyline. And then of course, once you have an interaction you can also insert it into a Rise course, which is what I did in this Rise lesson. Create the Interactive Videos in PowerPoint using 3D Models If you want to create a different kind ...

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3D models in PowerPoint I shared a cool 3D interaction in a recent workshop demo and have had lots of people ask how I built it. You can check out the interaction in this Rise demo. Creating the interaction is a two-step process:

  • The first step is creating a video of the 3D model as it rotates in and out.
  • The second step is to insert the video and add interactive elements in Storyline.
  • In the case of the Mars Rover module, there's a third step because inserted the interactive Storyline
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insert emoji e-learning In a previous post, we looked at when to use emojis in e-learning courses. There some good tips and comments in the post. Emojis add clever visual cues, but it is important to use them in a way that enhances the learning experience and doesn't confuse it. So that's always something to keep in mind. The next question is how does one actually find and insert emojis. Today, I'll show you three simple ways to add emojis to your e-learning courses. Insert Emojis Using Keyboard ...

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emoji for e-learning header Emojis are the today's hieroglyphics. I can imagine thousands of years from now as archaeologists try to reconstruct our culture. They'll spend years collecting emoji messages and then additional years to decipher them. And after all of that time, they'll come to learn that we worshiped the goddesses known as Kardashians. It's a frightening thought indeed, but one we can counteract in how we use emojis in our training programs. What Are Emojis? 😕 The first emojis started in Japan. It literally stands for picture character. They're often used to add emotional ...

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e-learning instruction screen interactive start screen It's common that when getting to a new web service or starting a new application you see some sort of instructions or start screen. Basically, the screen freezes your interaction with the site until you're oriented and then lets you continue. Some force the interaction and others allow you to opt-out. Those are not much different than the gate screens I've written about in the past (with free downloads). The gate screen sort of does the same thing. It stops your progress, provides instructions, ...

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expectations e-learning We recently finished our E-learning Roadshows in Europe and the United Kingdom. One of the things I really enjoyed about the trip was riding trains. Where I live in the United States, there aren't many opportunities for me to ride trains between cities. One thing that does make me a bit nervous when taking a train ride (especially in new places) is not knowing how to find my way around the station to ensure I don't miss the train. And it doesn't help when each station seems to have its ...

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At a bookstore, you'll see all sorts of books covering all sorts of content. But one thing you'll notice is that while they may have different content and even look different they mostly share a similar structure. What's in a Book? What do books have in common?

  • Cover images
  • Title Page
  • Author Information
  • Table Contents
  • Version
  • Chapters
  • Index
  • Appendix
Despite the topic, at some point, the publisher assembles the book and puts it into a structure similar to what's listed above. What's in an E-Learning Course? E-learning courses are very similar to books. While they cover a ...

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e-learning tips One of the e-learning tips I give at workshops is to be intentional about your e-learning course design and production. Many course developers start with the default settings and then make changes later. However, that could impact the course and cost time and money. 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 It's important to determine your course size before you start working on the slide. If you do some work and then change it later, you may ...

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e-learning tools Over the weekend, I was supposed to paint the house but was watching TV instead. My wife asked why I wasn't painting and I told her I couldn't because I lost the paint lid opener and couldn't open the paint can. She handed me a screwdriver. "No dice," I said. "That's for screws. I can only use a paint lid opener." Ridiculous, right? E-Learning Tools from a Different Perspective Here's the deal, e-learning vendors make products and those products have a purpose. However, the products often do more than they're designed to do. ...

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e-learning font style favorite font I build a lot of templates and shareable files, so I often use system fonts. I do this so I don't need to worry about fonts not being installed on the other person's computer. Most of the time I stick with Open Sans. It's a nice clean font family that has plenty of options. And it's one people usually have. When it comes to working with fonts, I'm not a designer, so I like to keep it simple. I usually look for a title, body, ...

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e-learning mars rover demo I created a demo course in Rise for a workshop. One of my goals with the demo was to show off different ways to add content and how the various blocks work and look in a real-ish project. This produced a lot of questions in the community on how I built it.  So I'll try to answer them here.

First, I'll have to admit that I didn't really do all that much because Rise did all of the heavy-lifting. There is one custom ...

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