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It can be a challenge meeting New Year’s resolutions when you’re pressed for time. To help you gain some time, I’ve included this free elearning template. Included are templates for Storyline and PowerPoint.

See the Free Template in Action

Here’s a link to a published version of the template. I added placeholder content to flesh out some of the screens so that you can see some of the different layouts.

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Click here to view the free template.

A few notes on using the template:

  • Layouts: The template comes with a few simple layouts which I used in the demo above. Feel free to create additional layouts. I recommend creating them in the slide master so you can quickly apply the layouts to the slides throughout the course.

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  • Color Theme: I used a design color theme so you can swap out the main accent colors by modifying the theme. This will help you get a color scheme to match your brand colors.
  • Free Icons: I used icons found at You can easily swap them out with your own graphics. The background image came from unsplash. I also used the Open Sans font for this template.
  • Customize: I tried to keep the template simple so it’s easier to edit. However, feel free to jazz it up with entrance and exit animations as well as additional interactive features. In the demo above, I imported the PowerPoint template into Storyline and added additional interactive elements.

Get Your Free Template

Here are download links to the free templates:

If you have questions about the templates or how something was done, let me know in the comments. If you use it and want to show what you did, feel free to add a link.

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5 responses to “Here's a Free E-Learning Template to Get the New Year Started”

January 6th, 2015

Thanks for sharing – I like the simple easy to follow design.

January 6th, 2015

Awesome as always Tom. Cheers

January 8th, 2015

Fabulous template! Really sharp and very neat! Happy New Year!

This is just amazing. Very cool flow of design.I love the layouts.

January 21st, 2015


Great post. this is really a nice stuff to increase knowledge.I love to see some other post from your side.

Thank you so much!
Have a nice day!
Irashad Umar