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Give a New Life to Your Legacy E-learning Courses Using Articulate Storyline

Give a New Life to Your Legacy E-learning Courses Using Articulate Storyline

Over the years, you might have invested large sums of money in creating legacy eLearning courses. These might have been created carefully, with painstaking efforts by SMEs, training managers or other stakeholders. But now, they have no takers. They are relegated to the cold storage, mainly because the courses have not kept pace with changing times and user needs. What can you do? Do you let that initial investment go down the drain?

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Tips to Reduce Cost on E-learning Development

5 Tips to Reduce Cost on E-learning Development

A fact about eLearning is that it is cost efficient and can be developed within budgets without losing its gist. The other way round we see organizations that have low training budgets and can develop eLearning courses with very low cost. Well, we should not consider cost constraints in terms of eLearning, as it is the only training source that can be developed at any budget, low or high and made available for small or large organizations for their essential training needs.

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How to Draw Questions from a Question Bank in Articulate Storyline

How to Draw Questions from a Question Bank in Articulate Storyline

In my earlier post, I have explained How to Create a Question Bank in Articulate Storyline. In that post, I have shared how to add question banks in Articulate Storyline, and how to add questions to that question banks.

Here, I would like to share with you one of the requirements of our client that is related to the above post. The requirement was that there are two question banks in a file and each has 3 questions.

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3 Tips to Instructional Designers for Effective E-learning – An Infographic

Instructional design is the practice of designing instructional content in a manner that assists learners to learn quickly and better and leave them happier. Good instructional designing goes a long way in making a digital course highly effective. Instructional designers follow specific course-design strategies to present the content, in a user-friendly manner, in an online learning environment. They play a major role in developing an effective learning environment by structuring content and creating interactivities that go a long way in imparting knowledge and skills efficiently.

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Get the Benefit of Two or More Tools for Your E-learning Courses

Get the Benefit of Two or More Tools for Your E-learning Courses

Many a time, we have come across with a situation wherein a client approaches us to develop an eLearning course using a particular authoring tool. We analyze the content and assess the learning objectives and the end-users. After an analysis of their needs, sometimes, we notice that the given content can be better presented with another authoring tool or a combination of two authoring tools. Very often, our recommendations are accepted by our clients.

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4 Signs You Should Invest in E-learning

4 Signs You Should Invest in E-learning

Training needs are ever-changing in today’s corporate scenario. What is new today will be old tomorrow. With increasing number of organizations laying emphasis on training, it is important to consider the most effective and best options out there.

Most organizations do not know how to impart effective training, and hence are losing out to the competitors. If you see any of these 4 signs in your organization, then it is time to knock on the eLearning door.

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Types of Quiz Questions in Articulate Storyline

Types of Quiz Questions in Articulate Storyline

Quizzes are added to an eLearning course to test the learners.These may include a wide variety of question types. In Articulate Storyline, there are about twenty five default question types, which are categorized into 3 parts.They are:

  1. Graded Questions
  2. Survey type Questions
  3. Freeform type

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How to Import and Export the Effects in Adobe Captivate?

How to Import and Export the Effects in Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate has an advanced feature, which allows you to import and export effects. Effects are nothing but animations. When we want to apply the same effect to several objects, we need not create it again and again. We can save the effect and reuse it by importing and exporting.This saves time and effort.

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Getting Started With Articulate Storyline – An Infographic

Articulate Storyline – a tool that has been in the forefront of eLearning development because of its incredible features. When you try your hand on this tool, you feel as if you are working on PowerPoint, as its interface’s look and feel is very much similar to that of PowerPoint.

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How M-learning Can Support Instructor-led Classroom Training

How M-learning Can Support Instructor-led Classroom Training

It is estimated that there would be more than 300% increase in tablet shipments, over a period of 5 years, from 2012 to 2017. Mobile phones are predicted to show an 80% growth during the same period. Smartphones surely will constitute a major share of the market. (Source: forbes.com)

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10 Commonly Used Terms in LMS

10 Commonly Used Terms in LMS

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are used to track learners’ progress. We can track the portion of the course that the learner has completed, his score and the time spent on each activity. It is a centralized system for an organization to deliver training programs. These days, many organizations are adopting eLearning to train their employees, and hence companies need an LMS to track and monitor learning activities.

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Embedding a Quiz within a Video in Articulate Storyline

Embedding  a Quiz within a Video in Articulate Storyline

Articulate storyline is the tool of choice for many eLearning developers worldwide. With the help of default properties, we can create a wide variety of interactivities. Here, I would like to share one of our client’s requirements and how we have satisfied it in Articulate Storyline.

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4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses

4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses

Converting PowerPoint presentations into eLearning courses is one of the major requirements for organizations. But, PowerPoint presentations which are created to support live interaction with learners’ cannot be converted into an eLearning course just by a click. To convert them into interactive eLearning courses, one needs to follow basic eLearning instructional design strategies. To incorporate such learning design principles, you need to take the aid of interactivities, images, videos, audio and other media elements. For this, you need to choose the rapid authoring tools, which facilitate incorporation of these elements into your courses without any programming knowledge.

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How to Add Watermark to your E-Learning Courses in Articulate Storyline

How to Add Watermark to your E-Learning Courses in Articulate Storyline

Adding a watermark to an eLearning course is the most common type of requirement, clients usually ask for. In Articulate Storyline, it is very easy for eLearning developers to add such watermarks to online courses.

Here, I would like to share how to add watermarks to your eLearning courses in Articulate Storyline.

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Steps to Create an E-learning Course – An Infographic

How can you develop a highly effective online course? What does it take to create an eLearning course in an efficient and hassle-free manner? Well, you can develop excellent digital courses by following the steps listed below.

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3 Interesting Avatars Which We Have Used in our E-learning Courses

3 Interesting Avatars Which we Have Used in our eLearning Courses.

It’s a well-known fact that eLearning courses which are highly interactive are more effective than those that are static content-driven. So, why not use interesting avatars to guide your learners through the eLearning courses and make them acquire and retain the knowledge effectively?

I would like to share the details of 3 interesting avatars, which we have used in our eLearning courses. These avatars went a long way in creating excellent learner experiences.

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Free E-book: All You Wanted to Know About M-learning Implementation

Free E-book: All You Wanted to Know About M-learning Implementation

Is your sales force getting the latest market information?  Are they able to keep pace with change, competitor knowledge and sales dynamics?  Mobile technology today gives you the ability to ensure your sales people are empowered with information and key product and competitor knowledge that is very useful for increasing sales.

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Ways to Enhance the Quality of E-learning Translations – An Infographic

How can you ensure that the translations of your eLearning courses are of the highest quality? What does it take to render your online courses into multiple languages efficiently? Well, here are a few very useful tips to help.

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5 Easy Steps to Create a Stop Watch in Articulate Storyline

5 Easy Steps to Create a Stop Watch in Articulate Storyline

In my last post, I have explained Navigation in Articulate Storyline by learner specified time limit. In this post, I would like to share how to create the stop watch functionality in Articulate Storyline.

So, what is a stop watch and why do we need this in eLearning?

A stop watch is a device to measure the quantum of time elapsed from the time of its activation to the time of its deactivation. Stop watches are very useful to measure and track the time spent by the learner on a digital course accurately.

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Importance of Publish Settings to your Flash Based E-learning Courses

Importance of Publish Settings to your Flash based eLearning courses

A very good way to make your eLearning project available to the world is by placing it on the World Wide Web. Flash is an incredible tool to develop highly interactive online courses. It offers amazing flexibility to the developer in presenting content, incorporating animations, graphics and interactivities. In the development stage of the project cycle, Publish Settings play a key role.

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Benefits of Tin Can API – An Infographic

It is no exaggeration to say that Tin Can API or Experience API, as it is also called, has revolutionized the world of eLearning. This API, the successor to SCORM, goes a long way in overcoming the drawbacks of SCORM. Now, let us see how this latest specification for learning technology helps train your staff better.

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Customization Of Language Text In Moodle LMS

CUSTOMIZATION OF LANGUAGE TEXT IN MOODLE LMS

Organizations are now moving away from commercial LMSs towards smaller, lesser known and open sources systems such as MOODLE because of the customizations possible in Moodle. In this blog, let’s see how to customize the language text in your learning management system (LMS) design without any programming.

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Using Perfect Verbs from Bloom’s Taxonomy for Learning Objectives

Using Perfect Verbs from Bloom’s Taxonomy for Learning Objectives

A learning objective is a short and brief sentence, which gives the learner an idea of what he will be able to achieve after completing a course. They are the first part of the course or training and tell the learner what is in the course for him. It is the very first thing which will catch the learner’s eye. If it is not constructed in a way that influences the learner, the learner may lose his interest.

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Navigation in Articulate Storyline Based on Learner Specified Time Limit

Navigation in Articulate Storyline Based on Learner Specified Time Limit

Articulate Storyline is a very popular rapid authoring tool as it provides great flexibility to add custom specifications as per our requirement. Here, I would like to share one of our client requirements and how we have satisfied it using this tool.

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Top 5 Blogs on Articulate Storyline!

Top 5 Blogs on Articulate Storyline!

At CommLab, our development team gets various opportunities to stretch the capabilities of the Authoring tools. We explore the capabilities of rapid authoring tools in order to satisfy customer requirements. We have published a number of blogs, which go a long way in helping you customize rapid authoring tools to create first-rate online courses.

Here, I am going to share a list of blogs on the widely used authoring tool Articulate Storyline. You will find it very interesting to read. So, let us start.

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3 Strategies for Effective Performance Management Training – An Infographic

The importance of effective performance management in the success of a modern business organization need not be over-emphasized. It is very essential to deliver high quality performance management training to improve your bottom line.

The online training medium is ideal to impart performance management training. Here are 3 instructional strategies that go a long way in developing effective online courses to enhance performance management.

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Tips to Visualize Your Training Content

Tips to Visualize Your Training Content

What are visuals? How do you think learners understand the training content better?

E-learning visuals are very effective in helping learners retain information and apply it on their jobs. Visuals help you in making learners grab information faster and better. Visuals support the psychological learning process. So, visuals are the iconic mental representations of what is being perceived. They often combine text, illustration, and color.

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4 Myths and Realities of E-learning

4 Myths and Realities of E-learning

Ever since the advent of eLearning, it has been haunted by many who question its authenticity. People’s opinion about eLearning keeps changing every now and then. Some form their opinions, based on their experiences and others on hearsay. The fact remains that there is still a bit of apprehension attached to this style of learning.

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Top Features of iSpring Presenter 7

Top Features of iSpring Presenter 7

In this blog, I will share some very useful features of this software that makes it immensely popular in the eLearning world.

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Benefits of Using a Prototype in E-learning Development – An Infographic

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. (Wikipedia)

Why do you need prototypes in eLearning development? How can they help you build better courses? Well, there are many advantages of developing a prototype before commencing the full-fledged development of an online course. Let us see more.

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