Summary and Resource Slides in Online Courses #29

Summary and Resource Slides #29: Challenge | Recap

One of the oft-neglected opportunities in e-learning is the course summary slide. Many course designers spend the bulk of their time designing content and activities—and then forget to consider how to support learners after the course. In extreme cases, we’ve heard of learners opening help tickets to find out how to even close out of the course.

A few weeks ago Nicole posted some great tips along with a starter template to help course designers design better summary slides. And when community member Eric Isaksson wrote me last week to suggest summary slides as an e-learning challenge, I knew that this would make a great challenge!

Challenge of the week

This week, your challenge is to design an e-learning conclusion or summary slide.

You can focus your entry on instructions for closing the course, job aids to support the course, or even additional resources for learners to continue learning.

This week’s challenge is all about design ideas for presenting summary slides and resources. You don’t need to build out a working interaction—but I know many of you will, and that’s totally cool, too.


You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, or PowerPoint to build your e-learning summary screen.


Last week’s challenge

Before you conclude this week’s challenge, check out the summary of last week's Top 10 challenge:

More about 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. We’ll feature your work and provide feedback if you request it.

Nancy Woinoski

I love all of these examples. - so clever. Jackie - loved it as usual but this one scared my cat :) Charles - I loved the retro style. I've always wanted to do a complete course in this style. Speaking of milkshakes, have you ever had one at Sun Records in Memphis? They are sublime. Dan - nice animation on the bird. Ruth - I loved the car and was happy to see that the email trigger actually worked on my iPad. Very nice. Joshua - very nice use of a community resource. When I looked at this one I was thinking that it would be really cool if you used a variable to capture the user's name and then display it in the caption and then again in the newspaper heading. Jeff - thanks for representing the Studio side of things. I really like that Engage interaction but have not had ... Expand

Nancy Woinoski
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