50 Tutorials to Help You Achieve E-Learning Awesomeness

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This guest blog entry was written by Articulate Community Manager Jeanette Brooks.


Last week was a blast! We spent three jam-packed days at the ASTD international conference, sharing all sorts of e-learning tips & tricks to help Articulate users build awesome e-learning.

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The best part was, we got to meet face-to-face with hundreds of you who came by to say hi and learn new things during our 26 mini-sessions. Throughout each day, the sessions drew a standing-room only crowd. If you attended, we want to say a big thank you! We loved connecting with so many of you in person!

ASTD2010_2For those who weren’t able to be there, we thought we’d give you the next best thing. Below are topics from our Screenr On Wheels sessions, with a selection of practical how-tos covering the types of things we shared at the conference. We hope these give you some great ideas you can use in your e-learning projects!

And if you’re looking for more, remember that there are new tutorials being shared in the Articulate community just about every day. To see the collection, visit our Community Tutorials page and click on the product you want to learn about. At the bottom of each tutorial list is an RSS option you can use to subscribe to the list & stay on top of what’s new.

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25 responses to “50 Tutorials to Help You Achieve E-Learning Awesomeness”

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Awesome! To take this cool concept ahead – maybe you can make a tutorial page, where all tutorials are filtered for quality and hosted. It would be a great “how to…” guide.

Sourabh // Posted at 1:46 am on May 28th, 2010
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Thank you! There’s always so much interesting stuff! ;)

italgo // Posted at 5:28 am on May 28th, 2010
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Thanks Sourabh & Italgo – really appreciate the feedback!

jeanette // Posted at 6:37 am on May 28th, 2010
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Great suggestion Sourabh.
Italgo – yes, this list should keep you busy over the weekend:-)

In fact, I should go through a few mysel:-)

David Anderson // Posted at 7:54 am on May 28th, 2010
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David,

To elaborate on what I am suggesting :)
While the blogs are a great way to learn, they are not structured.

Users/experts can create these do-it-yourself demos and articulate filter them for quality/relevance and put them in one place.

For an e-learning developer..this would be an amazing resource to have. And with screenr this becomes so easy to implement.

Sourabh // Posted at 10:01 am on May 28th, 2010
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David,
I have a question in regard to your Screenr: “How to design your e-learning templates by breaking down scene elements” (http://www.screenr/TNW). Are these elements housed in Photoshop in your Screenr? Can you do a Screenr to show us how to set up a file/resource like this?
Thank you!

Pink Lady // Posted at 10:42 am on May 28th, 2010
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Sorry, the web address should be: http://screenr.com/TNW

Pink Lady // Posted at 10:43 am on May 28th, 2010
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@Pink Lady Thanks for your question.

The example I shared was created in Photoshop but it could just as easily be in PowerPoint, Fireworks, or any program with layers. I like the option for grouping the layers but it’s not essential.

I’m more than happy to put something together for you. I’m traveling home today but look for something by Monday. I’ll post the link in this thread, too.

david anderson // Posted at 11:37 am on May 28th, 2010
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@Sourabh I completely understand what you’re saying. The Articulate community has created so much content the past year we’re looking at ideas for making it more accessible.

One way I’ve been able to quickly find things is by searching inside each of the Community Tutorial pages. Take Presenter tutorials: http://www.articulate.com/blog/articulate-presenter-tutorials/ and press Control-F in your browser to pull up the search field. Type “scenario” and you’ll pull up around 15 resources on screencasts.

I realize that’s not what you’re requesting and I get that. Just something in the meantime.

Just curious: What do you find yourself looking for most often? Templates? Screencasts? How are you currently finding what you need?

david anderson // Posted at 11:43 am on May 28th, 2010
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Thnx David,

I work at learnwithflip.com and I have been involved with the community for about 8-9 months. I did not even know the link you gave existed :)
Here’s my view.
1. What you gave is a blog page. When I do a search on articulate I have so many options it takes significant time to get what I want exactly. Why not give this pride of place and make a special (well categorized) section for tuts only.
2. The link has what I would call level 1 issues. Level 1 issues at our company is ” how do I do this?”. The next level is “How can I do this better? What are the different ways to do this?”
In our company we search most often for level 2 – new ideas, new concepts, ways to implement.(To answer your question)

The highest level is of course “What is the best way to do this!” This is too contextual and can only be done by a live interaction, some of which I have been seeing on the forums.

I believe, we depend on you to filter and play host to all the creativity of articulate users. I know you guys have done a great job, maybe we can take it one step further now.

Sourabh // Posted at 4:14 am on May 29th, 2010
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Hi Sourabh – thank you for your detailed follow-up. I know the team reads every comment here so your comments are appreciated.

I like your Level 1 and Level 2 categories. Those are helpful.

You bring up a good point about maximizing all the creative work the community has created. We don’t want others to miss out on what’s already available.

Thanks and just know we’re looking at ways to bring all this info together:-)

David Anderson // Posted at 10:15 pm on May 29th, 2010
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@SOURABH ~ Independent of your excellent suggestion about organizing the tutorials, thank you for posting the categories your company uses to define issues.

That is an exceptionally useful and adaptable model for tagging information and instruction!

I think tagging is the key because it would enable a tutorial to be categorized and accessed both by product and other variables, such as your categories.

Mark Joyce // Posted at 1:22 pm on June 1st, 2010
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Amazing stuff. Only just realising what is possible! Thanks a lot, and please keep posting tutorials.

Nick Higginson // Posted at 7:35 am on July 5th, 2010
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[...] 50 practical how-to tutorials. At the recent ASTD conference we demonstrated a bunch of elearning tips and tricks.  For those who couldn’t make the conference, you can view the tutorials here. [...]

A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources » The Rapid eLearning Blog // Posted at 3:24 am on September 7th, 2010
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I am new to all this, but I will need get up to speed in a hurry to keep up with my new job. How should I get started?

Myriam // Posted at 12:43 pm on September 7th, 2010
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Hi Myriam- the below blog entry is a good place to start:

How to Get Articulate Support, Training, and Tutorials

gabe // Posted at 3:59 pm on September 7th, 2010
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[...] 50 Tutorials to Help You Achieve E-Learning Awesomeness – Articulate – Word of Mouth Blog [...]

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Hello ! I begin working with Articulate, and it’s really a wonderful resource. It’s also very easy to use. But it would really help me to find a tutorial in French , it would help me to use all the possibilities of Articulate.
Thanks for your help

Dominique WALLE // Posted at 4:00 am on September 10th, 2010
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Hi Dominique- David Moxon, our product specialist in Europe, maintains a French version of his blog here.

gabe // Posted at 11:08 am on September 10th, 2010
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[...] one of the dozen is 50 tutorials from Articulate’s presentations at the 2010 ASTD [...]

Tom Kuhlmann’s Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources // Posted at 11:19 am on September 10th, 2010
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Great stuff..!!!

Sayuj // Posted at 11:15 pm on October 18th, 2010
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[...] a look at these awesome resources at http://www.articulate.com/blog/50-tutorials-to-help-you-achieve-e-learning-awesomeness/. If you are interested in E-Learning, these tutorials rock! There’s great stuff for webpages [...]

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Please notify me via email.

I’m new to Articulate.

Question #1. How can I build a Tabs interaction in Engage, move it to presenter and have the images become the background?

Question #2. How can I include text narration in the Tabs interaction so that it shows up in the final presenter project?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Herman

Herman // Posted at 2:34 pm on October 31st, 2011
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Wow, so much good info in one location. This page has now been bookmarked

Tory Bell // Posted at 8:37 am on March 5th, 2012
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[...] a look at these awesome resources at http://www.articulate.com/blog/50-tutorials-to-help-you-achieve-e-learning-awesomeness/. If you are interested in E-Learning, these tutorials rock! There’s great stuff for webpages [...]

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