Build and Share Your Own E-Learning Image Library #72

E-Learning Image Library #72: Challenge | Recap

If you asked a group of e-learning designers what their biggest challenges were around building courses, chances are you’d hear a lot about the lack of assets and resources.

You see, there’s no shortage of e-learning examples, tutorials, or even support when it comes to using authoring tools. Finding the right resources, however, remains a constant challenge for new and seasoned course designers. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!

Creating Your Own Graphics

Last year we hosted a challenge on creating your own background graphics.

The concept was simple: Use your camera phone to snap some photos of work environments, apply a filter, add a blur, and your image is ready for prime time.

Creating Your Own Graphics

Challenge of the Week

This week your challenge is to create a small set of e-learning images to share with fellow course designers. You can share images of people, places, objects, or anything you think will be useful.

We all work in or around locations replete with objects and scenes that would be valuable to fellow designers. Course designers in corporate offices have access to meeting rooms, conference tables, cubicles, and other office equipment. Those working from home have similar objects they can use.

Curating Free Resources

Another option for this week’s challenge is to curate some e-learning icons, graphics, or photos licensed with a Creative Commons Zero license. That license gives you the right to do anything with the images. Check out Tom’s post for more information on curating free e-learning images.

Curating Free Resources

45 Free Stock Images for Your E-Learning Courses

Sharing Your E-Learning Graphics

You can share your e-learning graphics and photos any way you like. Sites like MorgueFile, Flickr, Dropbox, and Google Drive are great options because they let you create photo albums that can easily be shared.

Image Sharing Websites

  • morgueFile: Great site for uploading and tagging image sets. Community members Jackie Van Nice and Dianne Hope use the site to share free photos. If you use morgueFile, add the hashtag #elhchallenge to the e-learning images you wish to share.
  • Flickr: One of the best resources for sharing albums of photos. You can share an album of e-learning images or add the hashtag #elhchallenge so others can find your images. Community members have used Flickr for years to share their favorite Captain Smiley photos.  
  • Google Drive: Share one or more folders with photos using Google Drive.


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:

To help you see the big picture, check out the amazing math games and activities your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:

Online Math Games and Examples #71

Challenge | Recap


Wishing you a picture-perfect 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.

Kristin Anthony
Veronica Budnikas

Hi all, what a useful challenge! Here are mine, I went for curating: - This one is one whole style of vector images from the now-defunct Microsoft clip art. I am assuming that because I downloaded them when they were live and free for Microsoft users that they are OK to use. I did my clip art challenge using this style. I like this style because it has lots of variety and, for clip art, a nice clean look. In the folder you will find 2 PowerPoint files. One contains all the images in the set, and the other, called 'backgrounds' contains around 20 slides with some of the more 'officey' looking ones. I ungrouped and then re-grouped as objects. - This folder con... Expand

Brandon Harper
Jennifer Valley
Jennifer Valley
Melanie Lewis
Tom Kuhlmann
Allison Nederveld
Dianne  Hope

There are some great submissions here, as always. Congratulations everyone. In particular, I love the Lego theme, the image editing by Alexander, Linda's Screenr on working with the background of vertical images and Veronica's Microsoft Clipart files - what a great idea. I also downloaded a large number of these before this resource was shut down and now I'm motivated to share them at some point in the future. I've been working on this submission on and off since I did a photo shoot a few weeks ago - since then I've transitioned into full-time freelance instructional design work, with some very tight deadlines for building training courses for the Victoria Police here in Melbourne, Australia. I just wanted to say, that without being part of this community and being challenged to c... Expand