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I’m working on some practice content for an upcoming workshop and decided to share the template that is part of the workshop activities. It starts with a main image that has five distinct sections. Each section links to a series of slides with a few different layouts.

Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - free onboarding and employee orientation template

Because the main image looks like an organizational overview, I think the template works great for a new hire orientation module. But you’re free to do with it as you wish.

In the template you’ll also find some extra slides with the people images and some props that I gleaned from the main image. Feel free to copy and paste them to create your own slides and scenarios.

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Here’s a quick mock-up I created using the new hire orientation template so you can see some of the layouts and perhaps get some ideas of how to add interactive elements to make the modules more interactive and engaging.

See the New Hire Orientation Template in Action

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Click here to view the elearning example.

Download the Free New Hire Orientation Template

Click here to download the new hire orientation template.

If you use the template let me know. I’d love to see what you create.


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29 responses to “Here’s a Free New Hire Orientation Course Template”

Thank you Tom…this is great…

Thanks Tom ….very cool…much appreciated

May 12th, 2015

Looks great, love the style and visuals

May 12th, 2015

Hey Tom

I love the isometric graphics of the workspace.

I don’t suppose you’d be willing to share the vector files for those, would you? (Thought I’d ask…)


Thank you, thank you, thank you.

May 12th, 2015

Thanks, Tom! As usual, you rock!



May 12th, 2015

Hello Sarah,

I purchased the vector image. I use Dollar Photo club. I like it because the vectors are only $1/each, which is better than most of the places I look. Here’s the image I used for the template.

May 12th, 2015

Am I missing something? Why are all the people on the new hire template white??

May 12th, 2015

That’s the way they came from the vector pack I used. You are free to purchase the vectors and change the skin tones if they better meet your needs.

Leggi la traduzione (autorizzata) in italiano di questo post qui:

May 12th, 2015

First impression – I am always immediately turned off when all of the characters included are only Caucasians.

This is a great resource! Thanks for sharing.

How lovely of you, Tom. Thank you!

Thank you very much!

May 13th, 2015

Thanks for the template. I think I can use it for an upcoming project.

Personally I find it a bit ridiculous that some of you are complaining about the characters, especially since they’re free. If you don’t like them (or can’t use them) then so be it. But it seems tacky to complain about something that’s free.

May 13th, 2015

Thanks for the free template. Will this work with Storyline 2 or just version 1? Also, how can I get the characters as separate images?

May 13th, 2015

Dude, you rock. These come in perfect for a presentation I’m going to give this week.

May 13th, 2015

@Sharon: this will work for the Storyline 2. It’ll create a backup version for SL1 and then you can save the new version in SL2. As far as getting the images as isolated images. You can right click and save as an image. Or if you download and unzip the .pptx file you can find the individual images in the media folder.

May 13th, 2015

That looks great!

Please forgive what might be a basic question. I’ve been asked to create a module where the users can navigate through the content as they wish, but I have been unable to figure out how to track their movements through the module to ensure they have viewed all the areas. You’ve done that in your mock up. How? Any info you can give me or direction you can point me in would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

May 13th, 2015

@Alecia: in my demo, I’m using Storyline. I have a variable that I use to track completion of the module. And then when they return to the main slide, there’s a trigger to change the state of the little squares when the variable is = X.

May 13th, 2015

Thanks for sharing Tom. Great as usual!

Are these images free for unlimited corporate use?

May 14th, 2015

@Tanya: yes, the original vectors I purchased came with a license to use them in templates. So you are free to use the templates for commercial work.


You present great work! What a beautiful looking template! Thanks for sharing with everyone!

Tom: You’re a wealth of resources, thank you!

Appreciate your generosity. Have a great weekend,


May 15th, 2015

@jenise: thanks

Tom: These tools are great. Thanks for the template. Will you be providing additional templates?

Hey Tom,
thanks for this great concept – very versatile.

I was able to work around the workplace equality issues by being creative – my org structure is now very equitable for gender, race and LGBT.

I changed the ‘top level’ character (HR Director – with the big seat) to a woman at a desk. I used the HR Director in a scene for offsite eLearning contractors – working from comfort at home. I changed the female ‘second level’ character (Manager) to be transgendered and there is now a male standing at reception rather than a blonde woman.

In Australia, being considered indigenous is not determined by colour, it is a recognition of cultural heritage – so I’ve added an aboriginal flag on one characters desk. Didn’t even have to buy a stock photo of a team including at least one asian and one afro-american.

Awesome Tom.
Thanks very much for sharing.
I’ve been meaning for years to have a have a go at drawing isometric characters like these…you’ve just spurred me on to give it a go!