Share Your Go-To PowerPoint Design Elements for Course Development #135

PowerPoint Design Assets #135: Challenge | Recap

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

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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

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:

Personalize E-Learning

Personalize E-Learning #134: Challenge | Recap


Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!

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Joe Windham

Richard, You're right that we can do so many things using Storyline graphic tools, very similar to PPT. Yet, as Alexander points out, PPT has a few additional tools and effects which offer more functionality and allow for some creativity. I sure agree with that and offer a couple of thoughts: 1. prototyping your design and graphic elements in PPT using the same screen size and proportion will save you time as you are building your Storyline file. You can try out multiple layouts and color palettes very easily in PPT, then transfer the elements to your story file. 2. those layouts and graphic elements can then be stored within a PPT file or series of files for future reference and re-used for your future projects. Overall, I have found I can visualize and preview my screen lay... Expand

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