How to publish SCORM content with Adobe Captivate 9

In this tutorial we will take a look on how to publish your SCORM content in Adobe Captivate 9. It’s easy and it will allow you to upload your course to your LMS (learning management system) without any problems. Follow the instructions and you will be guided through the process of publishing SCORM content in Adobe…

How to add/change images in Lectora?

Adding an image: 1. Click the Image button from the Add Image section under the Insert tab. 2. A window will apear. Navigate to the folder that contains your image. Select the image and click Open. 3. The image will apear on the page that you were viewing and also in the Title Explorer on…

How to create a custom page counter in Lectora?

Knowing how to create a custom page counter can help you with those tricky titles where you don’t want to include the introduction pages and the menu page etc. in your page count or maybe you have your title sorted in multiple chapters and you want the page counter to include all of the pages…

How to add/change videos in Lectora?

How to add a video: 1. Open the page you want to add the video to. Click the Video button in the Add Media section under the Insert tab. 2. A window will open. Click the Browse button. 3. Another window will open where you will need to navigate to the folder where your desired video file…

How to add a page counter?

1. To add a Page Counter you just need to click the Page Number button in the Add Text section under the Insert tab. 2. A window will open where you can choose if you want to count the pages in the whole title, chapter or section (Scope). You can also choose the format that the page…

How e-learning templates make you look good

The e-learning production process is based on three whales: instructional ideas, design and programming. I might be wrong but most often a person is good in only one of these spheres. Thus if you are an instructional designer some of your ideas might stay unrealized or are realized poorly due to the lack of practical…

E-learning, Agile and Growth Driven Design

Recently I came across an interesting online course called Growth Driven Design. Title was the one that draw my attention to look more into the topic and check the course itself. Course is offered by Hubspot at academy.hubspot.com and is free of charge. Hubspot is a company that offers an inbound marketing software platform and…

Gustav goes to Istanbul. And we launch a competition!

Our FasterCourse team recently received a nice surprise – a community member from Turkey just sent us the game he has developed using our Gustav’s Adventure template. Now turned into Traveling Vocabulary it serves as a learning tool for English language students in a Language school in Turkey. And it’s fabulous! Please take a look…

How to decide if your course needs a character?

Sometimes when creating a course you may get so overwhelmed about all that awesome information you are going to share that you don’t even bother much about the instructional design. Or, other way around, you already presume that reading the same fire regulations every year most probably won’t be much fun. Whatever the case, there…

How to pick your templates well

Have you ever been shopping on sales and coming back with bags full of stuff but without the items that you really need? And nothing seems to match? Please be warned – this can happen with templates too. And that’s why we would like to help you with a couple of tips. Have your storyboard…

Design matters

If you ever had an idea to create your own e-learning course you most probably already know how important is good design. If not, let me emphasize it once and for all: Design matters. The course is judged by its looks. Even the most captivating information will appear lost and unattracive if the design will…

Comparison of authoring tools

Since we are an e-learning company our blog posts are all about the authoring tools – what are they, why do we want to use them and why do we need to use them. In this context we mostly talk about Lectora Trivantis (with the newest version being Lectora 16), Articulate Storyline (current version: Storyline…

Flash to HTML5 conversion – our experience

It is nothing new for those in e-learning industry that today conversion of the flash based courses to HTML5 is very popular topic. There is a lot of content out there about Flash vs HTML5 and also about different tools that can be used for flash content conversion. But we all know that when dealing with…

We are the champions

Have you ever won a competition? Well, we just did! And we are truly proud. The Lectora User Conference 16 (LUC16) which took place in Florida, USA, gathered hundreds of Lectora users, and it was our Fastercourse game/quiz template announced Contest 4 winner right there.  It’s a cool feeling even to participate in a contest…

Edutainment

E-learning is not a homogeneous, uniform formation, and that’s great. Really good e-learning is swarming with ideas, techniques, interactive solutions and methods coming from pedagogical disputes. One of such often used ideas or ways of training is “educational entertainment” or “edutainment”. This is a neologism, i.e., a two-word compound resulting from hybrid: educate + entertain,…

Learning Technologies 2016 London

Learning Technologies 2016 This week, I had the pleasure to visit London for the annual Learning Technologies exhibition in Kensington Olympia. My overall feeling about this year’s exhibition is very positive, this year the exhibition seemed to be bigger, much more people, and much more dedication towards learning technologies. Learning skills, which is more soft…

Interactive e-learning templates for Articulate Storyline?

New Articulate Storyline templates Recently we have released 5 new Articulate Storyline template packages, with 54 Articulate Storyline templates inside. What we tried to achieve with these releases is to go away from standard hotspot & text and image type of pages, and explore the area of more interactive e-learning templates. We included a bunch of…

What are the authoring tools and why do we need them?

Authoring tools The expression “authoring tools” may sound uncertain and confusing. What are these tools and what for could I possibly use them? It’s pretty simple actually. An authoring tool is a developed software within which to create e-learning course on whatever topic you heart desires. Some of them work a bit like advanced Powerpoints,…

Rapid e-learning development

Rapid e-learning development

E-learning production is often a battle between time, interactivity and budget available. We have been involved in this battle way too many times to know that it is not an easy win.  In case the budget is limited we usually go for a rapid e-learning development and here is why : Faster and cheaper development…