Tracking Time with

Tracking and reporting time accurately is an important part of a contractor’s work. Some clients have a system in place that they’d like you to use, but others aren’t concerned about the logistics—they just need an invoice at the end of the project. I’ve found that, when the choice is yours, offers a high-quality […]

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Top Writing Mistakes in Storyboards

Recently we asked our instructional designers and storyboard editors what mistakes they were finding (and constantly fixing) during storyboard edits. Here are the top mistakes we identified—with information on how to correct them. Incorrect spacing When I learned to keyboard, two spaces after a period was the norm. The norm now is to use single […]

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Sneak Peek at Lectora 12

Trivantis had its 10th annual Lectora User Conference just last week, where they previewed some of the new features of Lectora version 12 to be released later this year. The features are a mix of things we’ve all come to expect in a robust authoring tool with at least one feature that will even excite […]

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Recap of The eLearning Guild’s 2014 Learning Solutions Conference

Two weeks ago, the entire Artisan team had the opportunity to attend the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando. As usual, we had a great time. We had the honor of hosting two concurrent sessions, two morning buzz sessions, showcasing three courses in the SolutionFest competition. Here are some resource from the event that you might […]

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One Simple Trick for Writing Your E-Learning Storyboards Faster

Several years ago, I did a post about how you can write storyboards faster if you type faster (to the tune of saving several weeks per year!).  But here’s a quick tip that makes you even faster—not typing at all.  You can use Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect feature to automate phrases that you type frequently. For […]

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Graphic Layering for Better E-Learning Design

Often times, new e-learning designers struggle with the graphic design aspect of development process. Because of this, one of the most common requests I get is to share my tips and secrets for designing better looking e-learning courses. The overall design process requires a careful balance between several elements, including color, layout, font, imagery, and […]

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