5 Tips for Working with Breakpoints in Captivate

If you struggle with text being cut off, wonky-looking images or similar breakpoint issues, this one’s for you! Working with Captivate daily, our team has developed a few tips and tricks that help to work with breakpoints more effectively. 1. Leave ‘white spaces’ in text areas If you open any of our responsive Captivate templates,…

Interactive Maps Storyline 360 – An Example

And yet again we decided to spice up our days and participate in the weekly Elearning Heroes challenge. The theme was interactive maps in Elearning. Obviously, we couldn’t miss such a great opportunity to draw some nice visuals! Interactive maps As the name says, this Elearning interaction contains clickable or differently interactable maps. They can…

How to create glassmorphism effect in Figma

Are you interested in creating a similar glassmorphism effect like in the image below? If you aren’t sure how to make it happen, don’t worry, we have you covered! To create this, we used Figma – it’s browser-based and a powerful design tool. And it’s for free! Therefore, we thought you would like to see…

Glassmorphism Storyline 360 – An Example

And yet, another Articulate E-learning heroes weekly challenge grabbed our interest by hand. This week it’s all about the glassmorphism in Storyline. Glassmorphism – who’s that? Glassmorphism is a design trend that has been around a while (even since Windows Vista times!), but it has gained recent popularity. It is a blurred effect that gives…

Elearning Education Templates for Storyline and Captivate

We wanted to create something for our clients who work in the educational sector and we created a university-themed template set with a modern and bright design. Currently, there are around 25 pages with various info slides, interactions, dictionary, resource slides and recently we also created 15 test templates that might help you build knowledge…

Top 10 Storyline Templates 2020

Last year was full of surprises, but one thing is constant every year – our annual template TOP! We’ve analyzed the data and the results are in, so keep reading to see which Storyline templates were the most popular among our users in 2020. 1. Monday Info Storyline Template We are happy to see that…

Top 10 Captivate Templates 2020

We have all been hard working for the past year and this is the time when we look back and celebrate our accomplishments. We put together our TOP Captivate template list and here you will find our TOP 10 Captivate templates that ranked the highest among our users in 2020! 1. Corporate Mind Template This…

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 the template library?’ So we made a quick guide, see below: 1. Sign in to your account When you purchased the template…

Onboarding Elearning Templates for Storyline and Captivate

Thinking of creating onboarding training for your company? This elearning template set is going to be a huge helper when creating onboarding elearning courses for your new employees. In this template set, you will find various versions of informative pages where you can add information about your company values and goals as well as floor…

Course Templates: How do they work and what’s inside

Interested to take a look at how our course templates look from the inside? For the last two years, we have been working to create 15 course templates and for each template we have spent 200 hours on development. This includes finding valuable content, planning storyboards, designing and putting it all together as a complete…

10 Most Common Questions About Course Templates

Have you considered improving your working speed by using course templates, but you don’t know if it’s the right fit for you? We have gathered the most common questions from our clients about course templates and we will answer them to help you better understand if course templates can help you get better at elearning…

How to effectively create elearning content

We spend around 70 % of our development time on creating elearning content. Is it too much? Should it be more? We don’t have the answer, but from gathering the data, we can tell that most of our development time goes to elearning content curation and creation. Once we realized that, we started to find…

How to build a successful freelance elearning career

How do you choose which elearning projects to accept? Most of the time new freelance instructional designers are happy to accept all projects that they are offered and that’s the best way how to gain experience and how to understand what you enjoy doing the most. The problem is that it’s easy to get used…

Free CRM System for Elearning Freelancers

Struggling to keep track of all your elearning sales prospects? We have a simple and free solution that you can create in 5 minutes. For the past few years we have been using Trello for many purposes – for project management, for elearning project quality assurance, and also for managing our sales leads. Trello is…

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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 how course templates can help…

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…