popular elearning templates

Our Template Package is the most popular bundle we offer, providing access to both our eLearning Template Library and Cutout People. We were curious (and hopefully you are, too!) as to what all of you were downloading in those libraries and pulled some reports. According to our numbers, these are the 25 most popular templates and cutouts of 2015.

#25 Linen Captivate Course Starter

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This Captivate course starter leads out the list at number 25. This template has everything you’ll need to get started, including title and objective pages, conversation scenarios, and a tab interaction. Other versions: Storyline | Lectora | PowerPoint | Camtasia

#24 Puzzle Piece: Storyline Interaction

Puzzle Piece

This Storyline interaction allows the learners to drag pieces of a puzzle together. As each piece is placed, new content information appears and a picture is revealed. This is great for explaining a multi-step process or for showing how smaller ideas all come together as one. This template is also available in a Lectora version.

#23 Millionaire Captivate Game


The “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” game show is captured in this responsive Captivate game template. Answer questions and get hints along the way! This game is available in multiple versions, including: Storyline | Lectora | HTML5 | Flash

#22 Corporate 2 Captivate Course Starter

Corporate 02

The Corporate 2 course starter has everything you need to get started on your responsive Captivate course design. Other versions: PowerPoint | Lectora | Storyline

#21 Storyline Character: Claudia Business

Claudia Storyline

Claudia is the first cutout character to hit the Top 25 list. This particular set comes as one of our Storyline Character packs that work like a template for easy insertion into your Storyline course. Watch this video on how to use these templates. You can see all of Claudia’s other poses in our Cutout People Library.

#20 Storyline Layout Business 07

Business Layout 07

Released just earlier this year, this Storyline layout has become a quick favorite. It comes with menus, single or multi-panel layouts, video layouts, and more! Other versions: Lectora | PowerPoint

#19 Shootout Captivate Game


For each correct question in Shootout, you’ll score a goal! For every wrong answer, the goalie will block your kick. See if you can win it all for your team! This game comes in many versions, including: Storyline | HTML5 | Flash

#18 Courtney, 183586


Courtney takes the prize as the most downloaded individual pose in our Cutout People Library in all of 2015. Happy, classy, and professional, Courtney can also be found as a Storyline Character set (available to all of our Free Library users), two different iSpring Character sets, and with plenty of other poses in that same series.

#17 Storyline Layout Business 01

Business 01

This is another one of our business-oriented Storyline layout templates, and it also comes with the same types of slides as found with Business 07. Other versions: PowerPoint | Lectora | Captivate

#16 Safety Captivate Course Starter


If you’re looking for an industrial feel to your template, then look no further than this Safety Captivate course starter. It comes with a drag and drop activity and a content slider, along with all of the other layouts you need to get started on your course. Other versions: Lectora | Storyline | Camtasia | PowerPoint

#15 Popular Choice: Storyline Game

Popular Choice Storyline

This Storyline “Family Feud” variant is a great way to take survey feedback and present it to a group of learners.  They have a limited time to try to guess all of the correct answers, so act quick! Other versions: Captivate | Lectora

#14 Process Steps Drag and Drop: Captivate Interaction

Process Steps

You can use this Captivate interaction to test whether or not a learner remembers the order of steps in a process. This template is also available for Storyline.

#13 GameShow: Storyline Game

GameShow Storyline

GameShow is easily one of our most popular templates across each authoring tool, showing up three separate times on this Top 25 list. This Jeopardy-based template allows for multiple questions at multiple point amounts so you can give priority to more important questions as you quiz. Other versions: PowerPoint | Captivate | Lectora | HTML5 | Flash

#12 Comic Captivate Course Starter

Comic Course Starter

Bang! Pow! Biff! This Captivate course starter will bring just the punch you were looking for to your content. Other versions: Storyline | Lectora | Camtasia | PowerPoint

#11 Circle Spider Graph: Captivate Interaction

circle spider graph

This click and reveal Captivate interaction is great for showing different individual roles in a company or for spotlighting important members of the team. Other versions: Lectora | Storyline

#10 Corporate 1 Captivate Course Starter

Corporate 01

Another classic corporate course starter for Captivate. These slides will help take your business training to a next-level look! Other versions: Storyline | Lectora | PowerPoint

#9 Delivery Challenge Captivate Game

Delivery Challenge

Travel all over town in this Captivate game trying to make the right deliveries. Answer each question correctly for a job well done! Other versions: Storyline | Lectora

#8 GameShow Captivate Game

GameShow Captivate

GameShow makes its second appearance on the Top 25 list. Each template is customizable to whatever questions, answers, and styles you need. Other versions: PowerPoint | Storyline | Lectora | HTML5 | Flash

#7 Level Up Captivate Game

Level Up

In this Captivate game, you have a limited amount of time to get through the questions. Get it wrong, and you’ll be prompted with one of three hints. If you run out of time, or can’t use a hint anymore, the game’s over.

#6 Mission Possible Captivate Course Starter

Mission Possible

Fend off enemy spies and complete your mission in this Captivate course starter. You’ll have all the tools you need to make sure it goes off as a success. Other versions: Camtasia | Lectora | PowerPoint | Storyline

#5 GameShow PowerPoint Classroom Game


This is the third and final appearance for GameShow on our list. This game also rounds out as our most popular PowerPoint template in the library!  Other versions: Storyline | Captivate | Lectora | HTML5 | Flash

#4 Questions Captivate Game


Questions is a simple and responsive Captivate game template that allows you to ask your learners questions and score their answers. As with all of our templates, it’s fully customizable so you can use it to match whatever style guide you need!

#3 Image Carousel: Storyline Interaction

Image Carousel

This Storyline interaction allows you to place text and images on a moving carousel. Move back and forth on each image with the arrow buttons. A template with a similar function can be found in our library for these authoring tools: Storyline | Lectora | Captivate

#2 Popular Choice Captivate Game

Popular Choice

Survey says… you think this is a great Captivate game!  Other versions: Storyline| Lectora

#1 Race For Treasure Captivate Game

Race for Treasure

Yarrr, matey! Ye have followed the map, and the Race for Treasure Captivate game be the most popular in these vast libraries of eLearning templates. Each correct answer and ye dig up the shiny treasure!

Avast! This template also comes in a Storyline version, as well!

Lots of Captivate templates and lots of games and course starters! Maybe you’ve recognized something you’ve downloaded yourself. But more importantly, maybe you’ll find something new to try in 2016. Let us know in the comments what your favorite template or cutout person was in 2015.

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