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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - here is the world's largest respository for online learning tutorials

Here’s a common scenario. Someone emails and asks about an elearning tutorial I have on the blog. It’s not always easy to find the specific tutorial buried in a given post. In fact, there are many times I either forgot that I had created that tutorial or I can’t recall where it’s at either. I know. It’s part of getting older.

Today I am going to fix that. I have listed every blog post that has a video tutorial that shows how to create something related to online learning. So, if you’re just getting started with building online learning courses (or new to the blog), now you have a handy resource with links to all sorts of rapid elearning tutorials.

Free PowerPoint Templates

These tutorials show how to either create or use some of the free PowerPoint templates you’ll find on the blog. Even if you don’t use the free templates, they are a great way to learn some PowerPoint techniques that will help you build better elearning courses.

Learn How to Use PowerPoint for Online Learning

This section covers miscellaneous PowerPoint tips and production techniques. They’re not exclusive to rapid elearning or online training. So if you want to learn more about PowerPoint, then this is a good list of free tutorials.

How to Build Rapid E-Learning Courses

Using PowerPoint for rapid elearning is different than using it for building presentations. These tutorials offer tips on getting the most out of PowerPoint to build effective and interactive rapid elearning courses.

Tips on Creating Interactive E-Learning

This series of tutorials cover some of the basics for creating interactive elearning and branched scenarios. You’ll learn more about simple ways to build interactive elearning as well as a few PowerPoint tutorials that show how to build them.

Free Software to Use When Building Online Training

These tutorials cover the basics of using some of the free software and applications I’ve mentioned in the blog.

Visual & Graphic Design Ideas for Your E-Learning Courses

In these tutorials I cover some graphic design ideas. I show how to come up with templates designs and build your own graphics and artwork.

Project Management tips When Creating Online Learning

These tutorials cover broad project management tips that range from managing files to working with customers.

Bonus Tutorials

The other day I was looking through the tutorials created by the elearning community and found that we have over 2,000 free elearning tutorials. That’s a lot more than I thought were there. So take advantage of them and the tips and tricks you get from your peers in the community.

Collection of E-Learning Community Tutorials

  • E-Learning How-To: good collection of elearning tutorials with some nice examples.
  • Tutorials that we curate from the elearning community. Each link has an RSS feed so you can stay on top of the latest tutorials added by community members.

Articulate Product Tutorials & Free Software Training

I haven’t counted all of these rapid elearning tutorials, but my guess is that there are at least 3,000 tutorials in this list which is something like 250 hours of free training on building rapid elearning courses.


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.

20 responses to “The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials”

April 2nd, 2013

You’re the best. I love the tutorials! Yes, there are a zillion listed. But keep ’em coming!!!

April 2nd, 2013

Thank you!! I’ve been waiting for this! Your post is already on my favorites bar. 🙂

Thanks for the links Tom! We all owe you a big bottle of Nutella. Can you offer any suggestions on a template to use for storyboarding?

@JC: we have some storyboard templates in the community that you’re free to download.

You are amazing. Thank you very, very much for all the effort you put into this weekly blog. It is much appreciated.

You are awesome Tom.

I have excelled as an Instructional Design/Developer due to the transfer of knowledge you have provided through your blogs and training sessions.

Thank you. I’m glad someone asked that question. This is great.

Wow! This is a fantastic collection of all the good stuff…I thought I’d seen all of these being the tutorial junkie I am…but alas…there are some new hidden gems in this list. Thanks for taking the time to organize and post this comprehensive, very bookmarkable, page. – Stephanie

You are a demi god! Thank-you!

April 2nd, 2013

A thousand thanks. I’ll never reinvent a wheel again.

G’day all and greetings from South Australia. I wanted to thank you particularly Tom for this great resource and it is just what I needed to supplement the resources I recently posted in my Podcast and Blog. I hope you are cool with my recommendation and linking. In the episode I call “Articulate Storyline: More Than Software It’s An Ecosystem” ( I have listed resources that add value to using Storyline. Tutorials get a mention, but my main emphasis is design assets to add professionalism to look and feel. Others might find it supplements your blog post and today I added this paragraph:

Online Tutorials

There are links to tutorials embedded in some of the sites mentioned above but I have just seen a blog post posted (Apr 2nd 2013) titled “The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tools” It contains a definitive list of tutorials. I just had to revisit here and share the link. Tom Kuhlmann who manages “The Rapid E-Learning Blog” for Articulate guesses it contains about 3,000 tutorials and 250 hours of free training on building rapid elearning courses. I think he is really close and the list sure is a mother load of great tutorial resources. It is really worth a visit.


April 3rd, 2013

Awesome collection of resources! Thanks!

April 5th, 2013

I am a student in the Training and Development program at Roosevelt University and spend a lot of time searching for tutorials. Subscribing to learning sites can be costly. Thank you for taking the time to organize these valuable tutorials.

Hi Tom,
As a student at Roosevelt University in the Training and Development program, I find this very useful and appreciate it as I will be adding to my favorites for future use.

April 8th, 2013

I saw an example tutorial last week that someone had developed on HIPPA training in Storyline, but now I can’t find it? I believe it had won a bronze award. Does anyone recall where that was?
Daryl Parker

@Daryl: here’s a link to the showcase. There’s a HIPPA course built in Presenter if you scroll down.

April 10th, 2013

Great article wow! Im trying to know some technics to create good elearning. Thanks for share this tutorials 😀

April 17th, 2013

Thank you Tom, top of my Bookmarks list. Really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

May 16th, 2013

Really Fantastic and Awesome Post!!!!!!!The link information is really valuable….Thank you sharing kind of tutorials……great job.keep it up

Many thanks for the resources Tom – don’t know how you do it…
I spend much of my time reviewing and analysing courses and e-books – if some of the authors took the time to do things properly and use decent tools, their messages would be so much more effective!