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A lot of rapid elearning content finds its roots in repurposed classroom slides.  The challenge is to rework the screens and get rid of the bullet points so they don’t always look like classroom slides.

A great way to get out of the PowerPoint look is to create screens that hold content in different ways.  For example, if you put a TV monitor on the screen you’re less inclined to use bullet points.  So a good way to rework the screens (and get rid of bullet points) is to think of different types of display screens you can use as content holders. 

WARNING: Course context is everything.  So don’t get rid of bad bullet points and replace them with display screens that make no sense. 

With that said here are a few ideas from previous posts and those are followed with some new ones and free downloads.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - examples of free PowerPoint templates

You can download many of these templates (and more) from the E-Learning Heroes community.

In today’s post, I thought I’d share yet one more display screen graphic—the projection screen.  Projection screens are common to training so they make good content holders.  And many elearning courses use characters in front of projection screens.

Here are a few simple projection screen images that I created.  They also included the original PowerPoint files.  Feel free to use them as you wish.  In addition, here are some tutorials on how to create the projection screens on your own.  You’ll see that they’re very easy.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - 5 free projection screen images

Generally, I like to keep the screens simple.  You want the essence of the screen, but not all the work required to make it detailed.  Plus, the less detail the better they work with the vector images.

Below are links to the tutorials where I show how to create them. 

You can download the projection screens as images from here.  And if you want the PowerPoint files to deconstruct them, you can download from here.

I also pulled the tutorials into a single module for those who can’t access Screenr.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free tutorial that shows how to make graphics in PowerPoint

Click here to view the tutorials.

Hope you enjoy the free resources.  If you make some of your own projection screen images, feel free to share them with the community or via the comments link.


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22 responses to “15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses”

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What do you use to record your screen for your demos?

Thanks for the projection screen tutorials. They were really useful! Any plans to give a tutorial on the floors you do so well? I notice a lot of wood flooring in your examples that’s at an angle to mimic depth. I *think* I could recreate that myself but where do you get such great wood grain images?

@MaggieL you can find wood patterns online. Microsoft probably has some in the clip art image section. Also take you owns pics of wood floors.

@Darren: I use Screenr. I download the .mp4s and put them in the course.

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Thanks for the great templates. Love the folder with the cup of coffee! Any chance you could share the coffee image? I have not been successful making my own . . .not able to remove the background while maintaining the shadow effect. . .thanks for all that you do!

Marie

I have enjoyed the short tutorials. I am starting to use some of the graphics in a new video I am creating. I can’t wait to read more.
Thanks

September 23rd, 2011

IT IS VERY NICE AND USEFUL TO ALL

I’ll see what I can do when I get back home.

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