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With Covid-19, QR codes made a comeback. They’re all over the place and scanning them with a phone is so easy. For a recent conference, we created a QR code to access the handouts and examples. They’re worth considering as one more way to share resources in your e-learning courses. Here’s a simple tip on how to create them for your training.

Why Create a Free QR Code for Training

Some training resources have really long links and make it difficult to share. I know that when presenting in a classroom, it’s not always easy seeing the URL on the projection screen. A QR removes this obstacle.

It’s also easy to put multiple QR codes together as a nice resource document. Check out the ones below.

QR codes

How to Create Free QR Codes

I haven’t checked every browser, but in the Chrome and Edge browsers you can create the code quickly. The easiest way to create a QR code is to open the page in your browser, right click and select Create QR code.

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The images below show the difference between the Chrome and Edge versions. I like the Chrome QR codes best because I can remove the dinosaur image and replace it with my own and easily create a branded QR code by adding a logo or other custom image.

compare free QR code

As you can see, it’s pretty easy to create and download a free QR code. And then it’s just a matter of making the code available.

While I have your attention, here’s a warning about QR codes and how some people are being scammed.


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.

2 responses to “Here’s an Easy Way to Create Free QR Codes for Your Courses”

May 7th, 2022

This is great – thanks Tom! I had no idea this was a built-in browser thing. Much quicker & easier than using a qr code generator site!

May 14th, 2022

Wow, Thanks for the tutorial. It is pretty easy to create and easy to adapt to any business.