Stock up on pre-built assets in this week’s challenge. We’re looking for the most common graphic elements used in course design!
- Save development time by using pre-built graphic templates
- Editable source graphics allow you to build once and customize for all future e-learning projects
- Build your own skills by deconstructing what others designed
- Practice your design skills to become more proficient at using PowerPoint and graphics tools
- Find creative ways to mix and combine design elements in your next e-learning project
- Create your own e-learning graphics which can save time and money
If you’ve built courses for a while, you know some things are beyond your control. Things beyond your control include: client reviews, change requests, legal delays, and so on.
But there are even more things you can control, like how efficiently you work with your tools. The more you know your tools, the better you’ll be at solving problems or finding workarounds.
Another way you can work more efficiently is by learning shortcuts, timesavers, and other production tricks. Some of those tricks come from experience, while others are learned from sharing in the community.
Course Libraries Help Designers Work Smarter
One of the best ways to work more efficiently is to work from a well-organized asset library. This means having your most common course-building elements readily available to reuse across projects.
There are plenty of places to download graphic assets, but it’s always best if you can create and curate your own assets. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share at least one slide of design elements created in PowerPoint. You can share as many design elements as you like this week.
The only rule is that you must use PowerPoint to create your graphics. We’ll do a Storyline version of this challenge another time.
Resources and Previous Challenges
- E-Learning Icons: Show and Share Your Favorite Styles
- Creative Button Styles and Effects in E-Learning
- Share Your Button Starter Kits for E-Learning Designers
- How Do You Show Conversations in E-Learning?
- How Do You Create Custom Graphics for E-Learning?
- Create Your Own E-Learning Background Graphics
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you stock up on design assets, check out the creative ways course designer personalize their e-learning courses in last week’s recap:
Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning 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.