Designing Cover Slides for the Oddest E-Learning Title of the Year

Oddest E-Learning Course Titles #73: Challenge | Recap

It’s official! The Bookseller/Diagram Prize shortlist has been revealed!

That means the polls are open and you can now vote for the oddest book title of the year. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can help select the most bizarre book title of the year.

Here are a few of the gems on this year’s shortlist:

Oddest E-Learning Title of the Year

Previous Diagram Prize winners include:

  • Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes
  • The Joy of Chickens
  • Highlights in the History of Concrete

Silly E-Learning Titles

Silly book titles not only make for fun awards, they also give course designers an opportunity to practice their design, typography, and layout skills. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!

Challenge of the Week

This week your challenge is to:

  1. Share an odd or silly title for an e-learning course
  2. Design a course cover slide using your silly title

You do not need to build a full course or interaction for this week’s challenge. 

Here’s a fun example Trina Rimmer shared in a previous challenge:

Challenge of the Week

Coming Up With Creatively Odd Titles

You can use a real or fictitious course title for your cover slide.

For examples of silly titles from the Articulate community, check out this lively discussion: The oddest e-learning course titles.

If you’re having a tough time finding a silly course title, consider making one up. You can use a real course title as the starting point. A good place to find course titles is Open Sesame.


You can use Storyline, Studio ‘13, or PowerPoint to create your challenge entry.



Diagram Prize:

Book and Magazine Covers:

  • The Book Cover Archive: For the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design.
  • coverjunkie: A celebration of creative covers & their ace designers.

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start  your own thread and share a link to your published example..
  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
  • Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
  • Facebook: Share your work on our Facebook page by replying to this Facebook post with a link to your example.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you rush off to write your bestseller, take a look at the free stock photos your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:


Elearning Images

E-Learning Challenge #72: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a award-winning week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Tineke Porschen
Tineke Porschen