Animated GIFs are a fun way to make course content more appealing to learners. The movement in animated GIFs piques learners’ interest and keeps them engaged in the subject matter. Now you can make your course stand out from the get-go with an animated GIF on the start page.

Need a unique way to help learners retain key info? Create a GIF that reviews key concepts in a short, digestible way. Or break down the steps of a process by creating a GIF of each step, keeping learners zoned in on the details of each before moving on.

There are so many ways you can use GIFs to improve the learning experience. For more inspiration, check out these popular examples from the community.

  • See how GIFs can bolster learners’ understanding of a detailed process in this beer-inspired Rise 360 example by Tom Kuhlmann.
  • Try Allison LaMotte’s driving-in-France course to see the way GIFs provide additional context on new topics to learners.
  • Explore how GIFs bring content to life and create a more immersive experience, like in this heart-pumping example by Richard Hill.

Not sure how to add GIFs to your e-learning in a meaningful way? Check out this article for some tips and this E-Learning Challenge for some examples of how other people have used them. And be sure to check out this article to learn where to find or make your own.

Want to try your hand at combining the power of Rise 360 and GIFs, but don’t have Articulate 360? Start a free 30-day trial and give it a go. And be sure to share your examples in E-Learning Heroes so folks can get inspired by your ideas. If you have any questions, please share them in the comments.

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