Three Tips for Teaching Successful Software Training Classes

As Artisan’s resident E-Learning Authoring Tools Trainer, the primary focus of my job has been to teach other e-learning professionals how to use programs like Articulate Storyline and Studio either in person or online. Each learner comes with a different level of experience with computers, and some learners require more attention than others. Making sure […]

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Eliminating “Character Writer’s Block” with

Recently, I was writing storyboards. When I came to a scenario, I felt that old, familiar feeling coming on: What names should I use for the characters? It’s a strange sort of writer’s block. We all know lots of names, right? And we couldn’t possibly have used all of them in one set of storyboards. […]

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Four Ways to Incorporate Storytelling in Your Next E-Learning Course

Several years ago, frustration with my job search was approaching critical mass. I had many skills, but I couldn’t see how they were connected. On a rainy Tuesday afternoon over Mayan Mochas, I vented to a friend, “I am a professional Frankenstein!” To my surprise, she disagreed. She said, “You think your interests are scattered, […]

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Two Quick Time-Savers in Adobe Captivate 9

Last week’s release of Adobe Captivate 9 has some great new features that really set the tool apart: More flexibility in responsive projects Greatly enhanced object styles The ability to capture video demos from mobile devices, such as an iPad (only available on the Mac version of Captivate) An iPad app that lets you create […]

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One Way Storyline Saves You Time When Creating Accessible Courses

A few months ago, Articulate released an update for Storyline 2 that included a number of features that can help you make your courses accessible to those with disabilities.  These tools are useful if you want to comply with WCAG or Section 508 rules. Many of the major e-learning authoring tools (Lectora, Captivate, Storyline) have […]

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E-Learning Gamification Made Simple

We all love our buzzwords in the field of e-learning. Responsive design, localization, social learning, blended learning, flipped classroom, flat design…the list goes on and on. Although some buzzwords come and go with the times, there are other buzzwords that seem to stick around. E-learning gamification is one of these terms. The idea of introducing […]

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