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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 – Customizable Courses. These are courses that are ready to use – all texts, images and interactions are there, and you can make any adjustments that you wish or present the courses 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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Creative elearning: amazing simple elearning templates

I have already written about gamification templates and various click and reveal elearning templates. Looks like I’m starting from the other end and now going to the simpler solutions. This time I’ll tell you more about our basic info pages. Every great elearning course needs also set of simple pages to represent statements, terms and short…

Adobe Captivate 2017: Fluid boxes and new features

While we are still getting used to the new possibilities that Adobe Captivate 2017 provides, we want to give you some insights on how this tool can create responsive e-learning courses and what other new features you can find in this Adobe Captivate version. Responsive features Fluidboxes This new feature gives you a different perspective…

The Most Popular E-learning Templates Created in 2017

Last year we designed and created a lot of new e-learning templates and now we have gathered data about the most popular ones for every authoring tool. You will find different kinds of games and quizzes here, as well as some theme based templates! Take a look and see if you are already using our…

Why choose Lectora Inspire for your responsive courses?

Lectora has built-in features for responsive course development. You can build courses like before and when you need to enable responsive content, you can do it with one click in course settings. When you enable your Lectora responsive course settings, Lectora automatically creates brake points for your content. You can then adjust content objects for each…

Hotspot slide with disabled navigation in Captivate

Hotspot slides are commonly used when creating e-learning courses. If you prefer to divide long content into smaller sections, hotspots will come in handy. Or if you like to highlight some important information, you can place a hotspot exactly where you want. And if you want to make your course a little bit more interactive, well go…

What’s cookin’?

We have just added new e-learning template set for Storyline, we call it Vector template set, you can see demo and few screenshots below: http://demo.fastercourse.com/storyline/FasterCourse_Vector/story_html5.html Similarly Lectora and Captivate versions of this template set are under development and should be ready soon. Next in the line is Adventure template set, you can see some screenshots below,…

How to download the new templates

How to download the new templates? We sometimes get this question, if I am a subscriber to FasterCourse template library with an active subscription how do I download the latest additions to template library? So we made a quick quide, see below: 1. Sign in 2. Under your Profile you will see Purchases, click on…

How to publish SCORM content with Adobe Captivate 9

In this tutorial we will take a look on how to publish your SCORM content in Adobe Captivate 9. It’s easy and it will allow you to upload your course to your LMS (learning management system) without any problems. Follow the instructions and you will be guided through the process of publishing SCORM content in Adobe…

How to add/change images in Lectora?

Adding an image: 1. Click the Image button from the Add Image section under the Insert tab. 2. A window will apear. Navigate to the folder that contains your image. Select the image and click Open. 3. The image will apear on the page that you were viewing and also in the Title Explorer on…

How to create a custom page counter in Lectora?

Knowing how to create a custom page counter can help you with those tricky titles where you don’t want to include the introduction pages and the menu page etc. in your page count or maybe you have your title sorted in multiple chapters and you want the page counter to include all of the pages…

How to add/change videos in Lectora?

How to add a video: 1. Open the page you want to add the video to. Click the Video button in the Add Media section under the Insert tab. 2. A window will open. Click the Browse button. 3. Another window will open where you will need to navigate to the folder where your desired video file…

How to add a page counter?

1. To add a Page Counter you just need to click the Page Number button in the Add Text section under the Insert tab. 2. A window will open where you can choose if you want to count the pages in the whole title, chapter or section (Scope). You can also choose the format that the page…

How e-learning templates make you look good

The e-learning production process is based on three whales: instructional ideas, design and programming. I might be wrong but most often a person is good in only one of these spheres. Thus if you are an instructional designer some of your ideas might stay unrealized or are realized poorly due to the lack of practical…

E-learning, Agile and Growth Driven Design

Recently I came across an interesting online course called Growth Driven Design. Title was the one that draw my attention to look more into the topic and check the course itself. Course is offered by Hubspot at academy.hubspot.com and is free of charge. Hubspot is a company that offers an inbound marketing software platform and…

Gustav goes to Istanbul. And we launch a competition!

Our FasterCourse team recently received a nice surprise – a community member from Turkey just sent us the game he has developed using our Gustav’s Adventure template. Now turned into Traveling Vocabulary it serves as a learning tool for English language students in a Language school in Turkey. And it’s fabulous! Please take a look…

How to pick your templates well

Have you ever been shopping on sales and coming back with bags full of stuff but without the items that you really need? And nothing seems to match? Please be warned – this can happen with templates too. And that’s why we would like to help you with a couple of tips. Have your storyboard…

Design matters

If you ever had an idea to create your own e-learning course you most probably already know how important is good design. If not, let me emphasize it once and for all: Design matters. The course is judged by its looks. Even the most captivating information will appear lost and unattracive if the design will…

Comparison of authoring tools

Since we are an e-learning company our blog posts are all about the authoring tools – what are they, why do we want to use them and why do we need to use them. In this context we mostly talk about Lectora Trivantis (with the newest version being Lectora 16), Articulate Storyline (current version: Storyline…

Flash to HTML5 conversion – our experience

It is nothing new for those in e-learning industry that today conversion of the flash based courses to HTML5 is very popular topic. There is a lot of content out there about Flash vs HTML5 and also about different tools that can be used for flash content conversion. But we all know that when dealing with…

We are the champions

Have you ever won a competition? Well, we just did! And we are truly proud. The Lectora User Conference 16 (LUC16) which took place in Florida, USA, gathered hundreds of Lectora users, and it was our Fastercourse game/quiz template announced Contest 4 winner right there.  It’s a cool feeling even to participate in a contest…

Edutainment

E-learning is not a homogeneous, uniform formation, and that’s great. Really good e-learning is swarming with ideas, techniques, interactive solutions and methods coming from pedagogical disputes. One of such often used ideas or ways of training is “educational entertainment” or “edutainment”. This is a neologism, i.e., a two-word compound resulting from hybrid: educate + entertain,…

Learning Technologies 2016 London

Learning Technologies 2016 This week, I had the pleasure to visit London for the annual Learning Technologies exhibition in Kensington Olympia. My overall feeling about this year’s exhibition is very positive, this year the exhibition seemed to be bigger, much more people, and much more dedication towards learning technologies. Learning skills, which is more soft…