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The Rapid E-Learning Blog - 25 more free display graphics

In a previous post, I share 15 free display graphics that are commonly seen in elearning courses.  In today’s post, I’m adding a few more.

The cool thing is that all of these are created in PowerPoint; so you can learn to build your own.  The steps are simple.  They’re generally just rectangles with some sort of fill.  Then right-click on the graphic and save as an image.

Free Chalkboard and Whiteboards

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free chalkboard and whiteboard graphics

I offered these in a post about a year ago where I showed how to create the display boards and included links to some free fonts that would work well with these displays.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free chalkboard assets

If you’re going to use the chalkboards, be sure to download the free chalkboard assets to go with them.

Flipchart Display

Here are two versions of the flipchart display.  One has legs the other doesn’t.  The legs take up extra room, so I prefer the version with no legs because it gives you more screen space.  But if you use a full body character, then the legs version makes sense.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free flip chart graphics

Clipboard Display

The clipboard’s great for checklists or going over a linear flow of information.  Make sure to download the hand-drawn boxes and check marks to go with the clipboard display.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free clipboard graphic

Personnel Folder

Take the folder that I shared in this post and combine it with the paper from the clipboard above to create a personnel folder for your compliance training.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free personnel folder graphic

Bonus Displays

One of the things I love about the elearning community is the willingness to share.  Recently, community member Efrat Maor shared a bunch of displays and free PowerPoint templates that she created.  They’re pretty cool.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free community PowerPoint file

If you want the PowerPoint templates to make modifications to the graphics above, you’ll find them in the PowerPoint templates section here.

Hope you enjoy the free graphics and PowerPoint templates.  Feel free to use them as you wish.  And thanks to Efrat for sharing hers.


  • October 16-19: Las Vegas, NV (CUNA)—Experience Learning Live!  I’ll be presenting on building communities and how to build elearning courses with limited resources.
  • October 25: Houston – Elearning SymposiumDavid Anderson will share a ton of practical rapid elearning tips.
  • November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)—Devlearn. Doing a pre-conference workshop and presentation at the conference.  Swing by the Articulate booth to say hi and check out some elearning goodness.
  • November 4: San Diego, CA (ASTD)—Your Turn to LearnDavid Anderson will be leading a couple of hands-on Articulate Workshops.  You can also swing by the Articulate booth to check out what’s new.
  • November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Click here for the details.  I believe they have a discount that runs through the end of the month.  On November 11, I’ll be in town for a free Articulate jam session, still working on the details.  I’ll post them to the blog as soon as I get them.
  • November 14: Minneapolis, MN (ASTD)—Articulate Workshop: Build Interactive E-Learning…Rapidly. Click here for updates.
  • December 8: Charlotte, NC (ASTD)—Rapid E-Learning Design.  I’ll also be doing a free Articulate jam session while in town.  Click here for details.


Free E-Learning Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs

Participate in the weekly e-learning challenges to sharpen your skills

Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Lots of cool e-learning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Getting Started? This e-learning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

11 responses to “25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses”

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I love these. I recently completed a course on fume hoods and biosafety cabinet. The theme was Vent Week in the lab. I used the white board, chalkboard, corkboard for messages, e-mail background for messages from the researcher in charge, and a drop down screen for the videos. If I had more time, I would have loved to have the switch that turned the lights off for the videos. These are great! Thanks, Tom, for your inspirational ideas!

Hi, Tom:

Read the blog every week. Be great if you swung into Denver sometime. We have a fairly active community of e-learning pros.

Btw, in addition to the Horton, what other e-learning books to you often turn to?

Thanks so much, Daniel

We started compiling a list of good books in the community. BTW, I’ll be in Denver for ASTD ICE and just chatted with someone yesterday about coming in the fall.

October 11th, 2011

Thanks Tom. Free Graphics like this are much appreciated. I teach an eLearning course and one of the biggest challenges my students face at the start is getting the right look and feel and just don’t know where to start with templates, graphics etc. You have made a lot of Aussie eLearners very happy!

Love your work!!! Thank you

October 14th, 2011

THANK YOU!!! I so appreciate this site.This is news I need to know.

Hi Tom, thanks again for a great posting. I save all your posts in a dedicated folder so that I can dip into things and get some inspiration when I swtart running out of ideas!

I have a question though that maybe you could help with. An organisation I have done some work for cannot use Flash on its intranet due to bandwidth limitations. However,they want a PowerPoint e-learning package to be made SCORM compliant. Do you know if this is possible, and if all the PP interactivity and animation would be saved?

Even more thanks

@John: If they keep the file in PPT, then my guess is the strain on bandwidth is more than a PPT to Flash product that breaks it up into smaller pieces (assuming it’s not all one big .swf). An interactive PPT file is usually much larger than one converted to Flash. There are some SCORM products that you can use with PPT, can’t think of any off the top of my head, though.