Bring Your Dusty PowerPoint into the 21st Century

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in E-Learning Industry

Articulate Presenter … has been a fantastic tool I’ve used to re-engineer old boring PowerPoint presentations into interesting and engaging e-Learning modules. Here are a few tips to help make your repurposed PowerPoint presentations more effective using Articulate. … Best of luck bringing your dusty PowerPoint into the 21st century!
– Michael Sunnarborg
Training Specialist, Target Corporation

tooltips_cover_225×291.jpg To read Michael’s 3 tips on making the most of Articulate Presenter, along with 159 others, download this just-released free ebook: The eLearning Guild’s Tips and Tricks for Working with e-Learning Tools.

A couple comments featuring our tools include this one:

Articulate Engage has become a favorite of mine.I have found that I can create interactions even for highly technical content, and get it across with student involvement to facilitate retention. I open a template, and see it not just as outlined in the software, but what I need to do, and how I use what is here. One of the most valuable assets of this program is the ability to build a glossary. We are in an industry that is heavy with acronyms, and this is a wonderful teaching and resource tool.
– Dixie Scott
Instructional Designer, Blood Systems Inc.

…and this one (there are plenty of other Articulate tips in the ebook!):

We spent about a year researching these products. Articulate was the tool that out-performed the rest for converting PowerPoint presentations to Flash documents. It’s very simple to use, provides a very familiar environment, and has become a standard development tool within our organization. On average, depending on how much of the functionality you use,you can convert a PowerPoint presentation of any size to a Flash document to load on the Web or place in an LMS within 30 minutes.
– Pamela Koogler
Training Administrator, Northrop Grumman

If the tips in this ebook just aren’t enough, be sure to subscribe to Tom Kuhlmann’s Rapid E-Learning Blog for a regular dose of practical tips, including yesterday’s great guide (with bonus design templates): The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning.

Finally, our incredibly active and easily searchable community forums are an amazing resource for hundreds of tips about making the most of your Articulate investment. The forums now boast more than 11,000 members who have contributed more than 20,000 posts.

1 response to “Bring Your Dusty PowerPoint into the 21st Century”


Hey Gabe! Thanks for the add. Articulate rocks!

Happy New Year,

Michael Sunnarborg
Target Corporation

Michael Sunnarborg // Posted at 2:28 am on January 11th, 2008

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