From Articulate by Tom Kuhlmann
For many of you, this is like the start of a new year. The summer’s gone, kids are starting school, and it’s back to building some elearning courses.
I’ll keep this post quick so you can get back to the work at hand.
More Free Stock Photos
I just noticed that one of my favorite free stock photo sites, StartUp Stock Photos, released a bunch more photos. I like their photos because they can be used in a lot of elearning contexts. To save you some time, I downloaded them all and zipped them up into a single download.
Don’t Share Courses in Google Drive!
Google Drive’s been a popular way to share published courses and web sites. However, that’s all changed. Effective August 31, 2015, Google Drive no longer supports this feature. If you have some shared courses on Google Drive, you’ll need to move those to another service. You have until August 2016.
Here’s a post where I shared a few alternative methods for sharing courses. I like the Amazon S3 option. That’s what I use for the blog.
Articulate Guru Award Winners
Articulate just announced the Guru Award winners. I’ll have to say this year was one of the best because we had so many diverse and creative submissions. One thing that stood out to me is how many people use the elearning applications for more than course creation.
Personally, I love all of the Guru submissions (even the ones that don’t win) because they represent so many clever ideas and production techniques. I like to deconstruct them to figure out how they were built. It’s a great way to learn and get ideas.
Here is an article that highlights the Articulate Guru winners and links to the demos.
Enter the Ninja
Audiometry Refresher Training
HONORABLE MENTION GURUS
Ebola Fatality Rates
Everyday Employee Relations
The Case of the Fraudulent Pharmacist
The Training Room Online
Like I said, there were lots of really good entries and many covered more than elearning. As you can see they range from simple games and quizzes to interactive graphics. In either case, they show off some of the capabilities and features of the Articulate tools. There’s a lot to glean from these examples.