Instructional Design Best Practices

Cool Captivate Keyboarding Kits

eLearning professionals who came of age in the past couple decades likely have fond memories of sitting around the TV, wires strewn about the living room, mindlessly mashing buttons with friends or siblings, hoping to best each other in virtual competition. Of course,... read more

Save Time Using Text to Speech in Captivate 9

As Instructional Designers and eLearning developers, we like to set the mood for our courses through the use of various types of elements. We use graphics instead of text to spark our learners’ interest, we incorporate interactivity to keep them engaged, and we add... read more

The Power of Story in eLearning

Think about the last speech you heard. Do you remember all the facts and statistics? Or, do you remember the details of the story the speaker (hopefully) shared to illustrate their point? I’m willing to bet you recall the story—the problem, the characters, the climax,... read more

Give yourself a GIFT with Captivate Quizzes

Recently, in our house, we celebrated several birthdays. Celebrations like birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother’s Day, Easter, and so forth always seem to involve some form of gift for others. Well, when it comes to designing your quizzes in Captivate, you can also... read more

Get Moving with Motion Paths in Captivate 9

Summertime here in the Western United States is a time for a plethora of outdoor activities all designed with one goal in mind: Get moving. This is good advice for all of us if we want to maintain or improve our health. The same advice holds true for improving learner... read more

10 Reasons to Use an Online Review Tool

If you are still using spreadsheets to collect feedback from stakeholders, there is a better way. Over the last few years, services have sprung up to help you create better courses by simplifying the process of collecting feedback from team members, clients, SMEs, and... read more

Five Ways eLearning Supports Remote Workers

Remote work is quickly becoming a regular occurrence in the United States. According to data from Global Workplace Analytics, “50% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks... read more

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