11 Replies
Frank Natt

Hi Marcie,

you've made the right choice by becoming part of this community! There is a wealth of information here to get you started in the right direction. If haven't already, I would recommend downloading the free 30 day trials of the various Articulate products. In addition, watch the video tutorials and read the blogs.

I'm not an eLearning expert by any stretch of the imagination and I have managed to create courses that have impressed my Senior Management team. This made possible by simply becoming a member of this community!

Welcome aboard!!

Phil Mayor

Bruce Graham said:

Hi Marcie,

Have you had a look at http://www.articulate.com/community/showcase.php?

You have to remember that a lot of the content we produce, whether as freelancers or employed will be under NDA, and we cannot necessarily just show it.

Bruce


All of my best work is covered by NDA :-(

Natalia Mueller

Hi Marcie- WELCOME! What an exciting transition for you. +1 to Frank's statement about becoming a part of this community. 

The Showcase Bruce recommended is fantastic. What rapid development tool are you using - Storyline, Articulate Studio or other? 

Another place with great samples is the E-Learning Examples Blog

There are so many resources available just inside this site. Some good places to start, at the top of the forums screen check out the Downloads tab. Every resource in there is free and even if you don't have the necessary tool for every file, it can be a great place for inspiration

In that same area you will see a Search box where you can search the forums by keyword. There have been many conversations like this one that have great resources posted.

The blogs are fantastic here. Practical and positive, you can easily disappear into a trail of ideas and resources that leave your head ready to explode with ideas and so excited to get started. At the very top of the screen you will see a link for E-Learnning Blogs. Hover for a drop-down. They are ALL fantastic. If you would like to see great compilations of resources and tutorials, the Word of Mouth Blog compiles community highlights every week.  If you haven't already, subscribe to all of the blogs!

Let us know what tools you're working with and we can begin to recommend specific tutorials. 

Once again, welcome to the community! I look forward to seeing you around the forums

Natalia

Daniel Brigham

Marcie:

With all the tasks demanded of an e-learning pro, one can become quickly overwhelmed. Here are a few books that have helped me:

  • Designing successful e-learning (Michael Allen)
  • Design for how people learn (Julie Dirksen)
  • Robin Williams' Non-designer's design book, also the Robin Williams design workshop

When you do become occasionally overwhelmed, understand that that's perfectly normal. And we are here to help when you get stuck. No kidding.

Welcome to the forums. --Daniel

Mike Taylor

One of the things I point people to is the Articulate 101 series of posts. It's a great collection of tips for getting started.

http://www.articulate.com/blog/29-really-useful-articulate-tutorials/

...and you are definitely in the right place here to learn from the best!

(...except for a few of us knuckleheads who they are gracious enough to let in anyway! )

Best of luck!!!

Mike