Graphic Design Tips for Beginners

Whether you’re creating a presentation, a document, or an e-learning course, graphic design is what brings your content to life. The importance of graphic design can’t be understated—good graphics can take an otherwise boring piece of content and turn it into something that is both engaging and memorable. Of course, this is easier said than […]

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Confessions of a Project Management System Convert

“It’s so time-consuming to enter everything in!” “It’s so clunky!”  “It’s so much easier to manage everything in email.” “It’ll take too long to catch up.” Yes, I’ve said every single one of these. These were my excuses to not use Celoxis, our project management software. Even though we implemented the system a year ago, […]

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Adobe Captivate: Should You Buy or Subscribe?

One way Adobe Captivate sets itself apart from other well-known e-learning authoring tools is that it offers a subscription model in addition to the option of buying it outright. Which is a better choice? Let’s start by explaining what the two offers entail. Purchase outright: You can purchase a new license of Captivate 8 for […]

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Event Recap: ATD TechKnowledge 2015

As January comes to a quick end, it has already been fun and exciting 2015 here at Artisan E-Learning! Two weeks ago, Diane and I attended (and presented at) the 2015 ATD TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas. For those of you unable to attend, here’s a recap of our sessions and some of the resources […]

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Updated E-Learning Authoring Tools Comparison

The last 14 months saw an upgrade of every single tool in our comparison!  These tools had improvements in graphics, animations, mobile compatibility, and 508-compliance, among others.  With these new changes, I thought it was time to update our popular—and often controversial—authoring tools comparison. As before, this is based solely on my opinion and experience.  […]

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Lectora 12 – Moving Ahead and Catching Up

When Lectora 12 was released in early December, there weren’t too many surprises, as most of the new features were previewed at the Lectora User Conference in April. The improvements focus on designer usability and provide PowerPoint-like flexibility when working with text, images, shapes, and buttons. We expect these new features will save us time […]

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