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By nature, people want to know the top or best of whatever it is they might be interested in. At some point, we should probably create a blog post that ranks our top 10 posts that have “Top 10” in the title, but for now, you’ll have to settle for our top 25 eLearning blog posts for 2016.

25. 10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers

If there were 10 best practices that I absolutely had to know about when implementing games into my instructional design, I would read this post 6 or 7 times so that I could memorize it and then later dream about it. So dreamy.

eLearning Game Ideas

24. 6 Steps on How to Make a Printable Results Page in Articulate Storyline

For users who like to edit our templates and take advantage of some of the more advanced functions of Storyline, this bit of information is vital and a huge time saver.


23. How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google

Leaderboards are a great way to display eLearning results for a group, and we have a great how-to tutorial to explain our process for getting there using the Google Sheets program.


22. 10 Top Graphic Design Tips for Beginners

There is no shortage of tips and tricks for experienced designers who read our blogs, but we were more than encouraged to know that we were able to serve a huge segment of designers who were checking in to make sure they are getting the basics down too.

graphic design

21. Helpful Tip: Interactive Video in Adobe Captivate 8

Everyone is making interactive video a significant priority for their eLearning. We’ve broken down the six most important keys (plus, a bonus key) to developing video in Captivate.

Adobe Captivate 8

20. The Advantages of eLearning

eLearning is economical, can be scaled easily, and learning is typically retained more effectively, but these are just a tiny sampling of the myriad benefits associated with using eLearning for your organization.

19. How to Use Customized Adobe Captivate 8 Buttons

Buttons buttons who’s got the buttons? If you want to customize your buttons, which you should, this post is the definitive guide for getting customized buttons in your eLearning for Captivate.

Captivate 8

18. Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning

Between the free course starter and the instructional design storyboard template, you won’t come up short with our free library if you need to get your PowerPoint on.

PowerPoint Templates

17. Free Responsive Captivate 8 Templates

The only thing people love more than Captivate templates is free Captivate templates! Captivate 8 was one of the first versions of a major eLearning tool to create responsive eLearning. Check out our Captivate Trivia game and pyramid diagram in this slick collection of Captivate freebies.

Responsive Captivate 8 Templates

16. 6 Easy Steps to Make Amazing 3D Arrows in Illustrator

More designers are looking for this tip to give their standard arrows more depth and personal touch. Follow along with these steps to make your arrows “pop” next time you add them to your course, presentation or website.

15. How to Make Your Animated GIF Lose That Ugly White Border or Halo

The graphic designers in our audience have gobbled this article up because of the specific but common problem that has afflicted designers for years.

Animated GIF

14. 4 Top eLearning Training and Development Trends for 2016

We called the shots early this year and gamification definitely created some significant opportunities to build some award winning eLearning courses for our customers.  

elearning trends

13. Free Articulate Storyline 2 Templates

Our free Articulate library is a fan favorite and our featured Storyline templates are part of the main draw. Come see what the buzz is about and create a free account.


12. 178 Articulate Storyline 2 Templates

When inquiring minds want to find Storyline templates online, this is typically the first thing they find. This post is why we love to talk about and blog about our eLearning templates that are designed for one of the hottest tools in the eLearning market.

178 Articulate Storyline 2 Templates

11. Infographic: The Periodic Table of Instructional Design

This infographic is the odds-on favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors. In just two weeks, it has already been our hottest content for the year on social media, prompting many of our most ardent blog readers to request physical copies to be printed out. Come check it out; click around on the interactive version of this amazing piece and you’ll see why.


10. 8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

Scenarios help us apply new information to our everyday lives and more deeply entrench knowledge into our brains. We wanted to show you the best examples of scenarios, so we did just that.


9. Infographic: The Top 25 Learning Management Systems

Social signals are a great way to get a feel for a product or service. Based on data grabbed from social media, we were able to find out which LMS software programs are well-liked and received. The data has been distilled down to a nice set of visuals and BAM—you have a handy dandy infographic to help you learn about LMS systems.

lms infographic

8. Download Adobe Captivate Example Courses

You can learn the basics as well as get new ideas and perspectives from these Captivate 8 sample courses. With videos, guides, and tutorials, you can get more than your share of inspiration for working inside of Captivate 8.



7. Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

Turning text into speech is a popular move in eLearning, so we have broken down the process of accomplishing this in Adobe Captivate 8.

6. 10 Online Training Do’s and Don’ts

We have all fallen prey to terrible training—in both online and offline settings. Find out how you can avoid making the same mistakes that make your trainees want to walk out of the course or classroom.


5. 8 Steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard

If ever there were a definitive guide for making an awesome eLearning storyboard, this is it. Follow along with these eight steps to get your storyboard magic right where you want it to be.

eLearning Storyboard

4. Free Instructional Design Storyboard Template

Instructional designers rely heavily on storyboarding to be effective. We are giving away a template that can be used specifically for this purpose. Download it here and be the best, most organized version of yourself.


3. Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System

When organizations need to centralize learning and systematize evaluations for eLearning, it’s usually a signal that it’s LMS time. Read through our list of benefits and maybe you’ll realize you’re closer to making the LMS plunge than you think.

2. 10 Must-Know Features for Articulate Storyline 2

Articulate Storyline is one of the most popular eLearning tools on the market so it is no wonder that this oldy but goody article is a fan favorite. Get reacquainted with all of the most popular features of Storyline 2.

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1. Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

An ever popular topic amongst eLearning pros and video gurus alike, this post was difficult to escape making the rounds on social media and ranking well on search engines for nearly every search term for screen recording software.

screen recording

However you want to look at it, 2016 was a crazy year with a plethora of curveballs, but here you have it: the top content for eLearning Brothers in 2016 all in one place, so you don’t have to track it down one piece at a time. Our readers love to read our technical how-to guides for working in eLearning tools, our instructional design resources, and our template showcases that illustrate how functional our templates and assets are.

Let us know in the comments what your favorite eLearning Brothers blog posts were and how they helped you.

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