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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - free clip art going away Not sure if you saw the news, but Microsoft is going to dump clip art. In its place, you’ll have access to a Bing image search, which will be filtered by Creative Commons licensing. Theoretically the images can be used in your courses and presentations. However that may not be the case. Here are a few quick thoughts. Clip Art is Often Crap Art While there’s a lot of clip art available, most of ...

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Top PowerPoint Tips

December 9th, 2014

Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - top PowerPoint tips PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. That means someone with no experience can open the application and get started. And the person with lots of experience is given all sorts of capability. The main challenge with PowerPoint is that many people don’t fully understand the features and usually do very ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - how to become an elearning pro Now’s a good time to get started in the elearning industry. It’s still growing and doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon. Knowing how to get started with elearning is one of the most common questions I get. People usually want to know about schools and formal education as well as where to gain practical skills. What skills do I need to be an elearning pro? One of the challenges for ...

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Articulate Rapid E-learning Blog - free icons & free e-learning template One of the challenges I pose in our workshops is to create an elearning template using free resources like some of the free images and free icons you find online. Free Icons for Your E-Learning Template Here are three four good resources for free icons:

Create an E-Learning ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - tips and tricks to build online courses I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn. It was a great time of meeting many of you and learning more about what you do. As always I get a bunch of questions via email when I travel. Here are answers to frequently asked questions. Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - tips and tricks to build online courses interactive video ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - free stick images If you do a search online you’ll find all sorts of free assets like free stock images, icons, fonts and other media that work perfectly for your elearning courses. But often you find that free isn’t really free. Instead, free is free with strings attached. One of my pet peeves is people who give away free assets and then only allow them to be used for personal use. I guess there’s a big demand for free stock images and free ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - safety training images In a recent blog post I featured a series of free images that work well for safety training. Quite a few blog readers asked how I customized the free images for the safety training demo I posted. In today’s post, I’ll show you how to create your own safety training images using that same clip art style. Download & Sort All of the Free Safety Training Images Do a search for the safety training images and ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - elearning challenge I love the weekly elearning challenges. They get us to do things we may not often do on our own. We get to practice new techniques and think through different ideas. We also get to see how others approach the same challenge. I always find those a great source of inspiration. Instructional Design E-Learning Challenge Sometimes the elearning challenges poke a bit at what we do and not at how we build courses. For example, a recent challenge asked ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - ebola training ideas Sometimes the world seems a bit scary as things spiral out of our control. This is definitely the case with the news regarding Ebola. However, just because we’re not doctors and nurses doesn’t mean we can’t use our skills to help in the fight against Ebola. Examples of Ebola Training The elearning community’s weekly challenges are designed to be quick ways to build prototypes and practice new skills. Some people put in a lot of work and some build ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - Tips to create interactive elearning How do you define interactive elearning? It’s a question I ask clients when they tell me they want an interactive elearning course. Usually they define interactive elearning with what we normally consider the “bells and whistles.” Often they mention things like fancy buttons that change colors and rollover effects. Sometimes we laugh those off as superfluous or unnecessary interactions. But they do play an important role in interactive elearning. But they’re only part of the ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - safety training images I was building a demo for a workshop and needed a few safety training images. Fortunately Microsoft has some decent images available on their site.

  • Click here to get an image search box. Ignore the “no results” message.
  • Search for “Style 401”
  • Microsoft’s Services Agreement: I get a lot of questions about whether or not you can use the images. Check out their service agreement to
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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - how to create characters In this post we’ll review seven ways to create characters for your online training courses. For the most part these characters can be created in PowerPoint so you don’t need other tools. Create Characters by Customizing Clip Art If all you have is clip art then that’s what you have to work with. But you still have some flexibility. Start by selecting the clip art image, ungrouping it, and making the customizations you need. Then regroup it. I ...

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