5 Creative Elearning Knowledge Check Types

Every new elearning template set that we release brings something fresh to the table, starting with design aesthetic and ending with layouts and functionality. The ideas for our templates come from various sources. Sometimes we think about a specific type of training, such as compliance, onboarding, client service, and so on. Other times we look…

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Including external resources in your elearning course

Information that we need to present to our learners comes in various forms. Quite often, there’s a need to point the learners to existing resources, such as website pages, PDFs, Word or Excel files and so on. So, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about some options of including external resources…

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10 Free Storyline 360 templates

If you’re a Storyline user, the E-Learning Heroes weekly challenges are a great place to seek inspiration and improve your skills. Whenever we find the time to participate in these challenges, it’s a great learning experience for us. And, if we’re really excited about what we’ve produced, we are also happy to share it with…

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Soft Skills Training

When looking for a new job or trying to advance in our career, we often focus on demonstrating and improving our hard skills. However, more and more employers are also starting to understand the importance of soft skills. Therefore, companies attempt to seek out people who possess these skills as well as provide training to…

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Audio Content in Elearning: Pros and cons

When a new eLearning project is in its initial stages, the idea of adding audio (in this case, I’m referring to voice recordings rather than sound effects or music) may come up. However, clients don’t always fully appreciate what it means, and it’s up to you as an instructional designer to help them consider all…

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7 Tips for Better Elearning Course Design

Today I want to share some simple pieces of advice that can help you when designing your elearning projects. By being aware of how we perceive what we see, you can structure information in a way that will bring out the most important things and make the overall look of your elearning more tasteful and…

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5 Benefits of Using Course Templates

In addition to our e-learning template sets, we’ve been producing course templates for quite a while now. Currently, our course templates cover 11 popular topics, and we have several more in development (both for Storyline and Captivate users). So, we thought it’s time to tell you a bit more about the advantages of using a…

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How to Use Dialogs In Storyline 360 – An Example

Yet again, the Articulate E-learning Heroes community has inspired us to participate in their weekly challenge. This time, the task was to share an example featuring a dialog window. Turns out that there are many great ways you can use a dialog in your e-learning, as proven by these creative and fun entries. Dialogs Wondering…

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Can you really force somebody to learn?

Lately, I’ve been wondering about the ways we limit our learners in order to force them into viewing our e-learning content. It seems that one of the fears we have is that the learner will skip over half of the content we’ve worked so hard on and just do the test (if there even is…

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Using Triggered Motion Paths In Storyline 360 – An Example

We have been following the E-learning Heroes weekly challenges for quite some time now. The wonderful Articulate community always comes up with great inspirational examples, and we try to share our ideas whenever we can spare the time. Rube Goldberg Machine The challenge was to create a simple animation inspired by a Rube Goldberg machine,…

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Click and reveal interactions – when are they necessary?

It’s nice. But… Maybe make it a bit more interactive. If you’re in the business of producing eLearning content, chances are you’ve heard this phrase before. Every client will have a different understanding of what makes eLearning ‘interactive’. However, I find in many cases they just want the learner to click something. Anything. Although I…

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Top 5 Elearning Templates in 2019

Yet another year has passed – and this means that it’s time for our annual TOP 5! We’ve analysed the data and the results are in, so keep reading to see which elearning templates were the most popular among our users in 2019. Articulate Storyline Templates – Top 5 1. Early Morning We’re extremely happy…

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2019: A Year in Review

With the year coming to a close, many of us spend some time reflecting on our successes and failures and setting goals for the New Year. This has been an interesting and productive year for FasterCourse, so we would like to take this opportunity and look back at some of our achievements. Templates We have…

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How to Create an E-learning Course Using Templates

No matter if you’ve already purchased our amazing template library or are just thinking about it, you may be wondering how to best utilize these template sets for your e-learning. So, how about we take a look at integrating templates in your e-learning development step by step? Select the right templates If you’ve taken a…

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Producing an E-learning Course: A Case Study

You may already have noticed that we launched a new product earlier this year – Course Templates. These course templates are ready to use – all texts, images and interactions are there, and you can make any adjustments that you wish or present the course templates just as they are. With 7 courses up and…

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Converting Flash courses to HTML5

Apart from creating our own digital products, we also have the pleasure of working on various custom development e-learning projects for our clients. We really enjoy this work because the ideas and needs of our clients are vastly different, and we often find ourselves challenged and inspired by the process. This time I wanted to…

How to Design an Engaging Test in Elearning

YOU HAVE NOW REACHED THE TEST SECTION OF THIS COURSE If you’re designing an eLearning course that teaches new information or skills, you may eventually want to check if your learners have understood the content. To do this, you could decide to put together a test. However, it’s not always easy to create a test…

How to Create Engaging Elearning Content

Don’t let your elearning be a snoozefest As instructional designers, we always want to create training that’s both useful and engaging. However, sometimes we’re very restricted in what we can do because of the content that we’re asked to deliver to our learners. In fact, the content can be so lengthy (and we’re not allowed…

Testing Elearning Projects

After an eLearning project has been designed and developed, there’s one more thing that needs to be done – somebody needs to check that everything looks and works as it should. If this tricky and responsible task falls under your duties – welcome to the club! I also often help with testing eLearning courses, so…

Accessible eLearning

If you’ve been a part of the eLearning community for some time, you may have noticed that accessibility has become a must for many establishments. What’s important to understand is that this is not just another obligatory requirement that you greet with a long sigh and hope to avoid as much as possible. There are…

Simple Tips for Elearning Script Writers

I touched on some instructional design challenges a while back. Now I want to talk about a few simple tips and tricks that may help you in the process of producing an eLearning script. TO BEGIN WITH…   I find that the most challenging stage of elearning script writing is the moment when you’ve done…

Top 5 Elearning Templates in 2018

2018 has been a great year for us, with a lot of wonderful things happening, including being featured in Lectora 18, launching our own customizable courses and, of course, continuing to create beautiful eLearning templates! As usual, we’ve gathered data about the previous year to learn what elearning templates have been the most popular among…

Great images and where to find them

All of us know that visual content can make an eLearning course more appealing for the learner. However, there are many things to consider when looking for appropriate images for your eLearning. First and foremost, you want each image to support and add to the content of the particular slide – you definitely want to…

Instructional design challenges

As you may or may not know, we at FasterCourse are trying something new that we haven’t done before. Until now, we were focused on producing great templates that help others present their e-learning content in a creative and user-friendly way. Now, we are also creating our own content that others can adjust and use…