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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 15 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…

Vintage Themed Elearning Template Set

This is our latest elearning template set and it will be great for any type of elearning course that has a lot of visual content. We called it ‘Lifestyle’ and we mixed bright accent colors with bold texts and colorful images, to make this template set really stand out. It consists of 25 templates, and…

How to Create Elearning Content

The first steps in the elearning world are usually full of enthusiasm and positive energy until you reach the point where you have no idea where to begin. Creating elearning content is the most fun part of all the process, but you have to be prepared before you get to that point. We want to…

How to decide if you need an elearning course

Even though the phrase “let’s create elearning course” sounds exciting, sometimes you need to take a deep breath and think twice. As we are elearning company and we make living from this, believe us when we say that! The elearning course, unfortunately, is not a magic pill or a universal remedy to cure all the…

Medical Themed Elearning Template

We had a lot of requests from our users for a medical themed elearning template set and finally, we are able to announce that it’s ready! We worked hard to deliver the best soution for our users and I think our designers have done a fantastic job! Currently, the medical themed template set is available…

Top 15 Games in Articulate Storyline

We all know the regular e-learning page types – text and image, text and various hotspot variations and questions. However sometimes seems it just isn’t enough. Perhaps you want more interactions in your course or you just want to make sure that your target audiences’ attention hasn’t faded away. Possibly you just want to revive…

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…

Free Adobe Captivate Puzzle Template – Camping Tips

We were planning to participate in 5th Annual Adobe eLearning Conference and made this wonderful example for this occasion. However, as we all know, things happened, so now we are looking forward to Adobe eLearning World. We will present two more beautiful Adobe Captivate examples there, so stay tuned! However, let’s get back to this…

New Elearning Templates in 2020

We are working on a couple of new elearning templates for Storyline and Captivate and we thought that we could allow you to sneak into our virtual office to see what our designers are working on! These are our latest designs and we promise to work hard to deliver them to you as fast as…

How to edit template graphics in SVG

Here you will find useful information about changing color of the graphics we have used in our templates. We offer two scenarios – one where you have access to Adobe Illustrator (AI) but you have no clue how to use it and the second where you don’t have access to Adobe Illustrator so you have…

How To Use Markers In Storyline 360 – An Example

The stars have aligned perfectly and we had a moment to participate in the last Elearning Heroes weekly challenge. As usual, we found the challenge engaging and exciting. You can see the other entries here. Click and reveal magic This week’s challenge was the core element of almost every elearning course – click and reveal…

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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…

Storyline 3 Templates

Although Storyline 360 is the most popular authoring tool offered by Articulate, we know that there are still quite a few Storyline 3 users out there. If you’re one of them, you might be interested to know that all of our Storyline templates can be used in Storyline 3. Currently, we have more than 700…

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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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Free Elearning Template about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease has shocked the world and you probably have heard about it in the news. More than 90 thousand people have been infected, and several thousand have died. Healthcare and government organizations and NGO’s worldwide are doing what they can to limit the spread of the virus globally. We decided to try and do…

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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…

Modern Design Elearning Template Set – Monday

We have been working on several exciting things this autumn, and I’m happy to introduce one of them – our new Monday template set. It consists of 25 templates, and it’s available both for Storyline and Captivate users. If you haven’t checked it out yet, keep reading to see some highlights as well as a…

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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…

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How to Create Elearning Courses – A Beginner’s Guide

I believe that many of us enter the e-learning world unexpectedly, without ever considering it as a career. Quite often, we are asked to take on creating a course because we are experts in our field, or maybe because we’re just ‘good at collecting info and writing texts and stuff’. Or maybe since childhood, we…

E-learning Template Types

One of the reasons why designing e-learning is so exciting is that there are so many different ways you can present content to your learners. E-learning authoring tools keep improving and adding new features, allowing instructional designers all over the world to come up with countless creative solutions every day. If you’re new to e-learning,…

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…

Most popular quiz and test templates in e-learning

What are the most popular quiz and test templates in e-learning? Our experience shows that e-learning courses usually rely on three big whales when it comes to quizzes and tests, those are test questions with one correct answer, test questions with multiple correct answers and finally also some kind of drag and drop activity. You can…

How to decide if your elearning course needs a character?

Sometimes when creating an elearning course you may get so overwhelmed about all that awesome information you are going to share that you don’t even bother much about the instructional design. Or, other way around, you already presume that reading the same fire regulations every year most probably won’t be much fun. Whatever the case,…

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…

Top 10 Adobe Captivate Games

After you have guided your learners through some theory, you might want to treat them with some refreshing exercises. We have noticed that games capture most of our learner’s attention and that’s why we wanted to create a list with our top Adobe Captivate game templates. All of them you can use in your own…

Best Captivate Responsive templates 2019

Are you planning your elearning production in Adobe Captivate? And of course, it has to be Responsive, modern, work well on all devices, and look better than you when you were 21. Why not use a modern design template, that has been predesigned and preprogrammed for a quick and efficient production work? Here are our…

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…

LECTORA 18 IS HERE – AND WE’RE A PART OF IT!

Trivantis Lectora is one of our favourite eLearning authoring tools that we’ve been using regularly to develop our products. So, it only makes sense for us to be very happy about the release of Lectora Online and Publisher 18. However, this time we have a reason to be super-excited because 6 new FasterCourse templates are…

Let’s meet in DevLearn!

This year FasterCourse is going to be a part of one of the largest e-learning events – DevLearn! I will be traveling to Las Vegas to meet everybody and to learn more about learning and development and the newest technologies and trends used by many companies today. DevLearn is a yearly conference organized by eLearning…

How to customize e-learning characters

Our library is filled with hundreds of templates, but have you noticed that we also have more than 25 e-learning characters? That’s right! Characters have always been a part of e-learning and we wanted to create illustrated characters that would go well with our templates. Illustrated characters are much more flexible than cut out people…

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…

We are featured in Articulate users community: E-learning Heroes

Hello! Good news three of FasterCourse free templates have been featured by the E-learning Heroes, Articulate’s user community. Articulate is the company behind Storyline, one of the three authoring tools whose templates FasterCourse is developing. There have been more than 4000 downloads so far from the community website, and this number is still growing. If you…