Storyboards make turning a mass of info into an effective course way easier. They’re a great way to map out how you’ll meet your learning objectives. Of course they’re also handy for communicating with stakeholders. Storyboards help SMEs literally see how your course will come together. And because you’ll know exactly what information and activities you need to include where, you’ll save time on course development.
There are different approaches to storyboarding, ranging from the super-simple to the super-detailed. And we’ve got templates to support any approach you want to take. Check them out:
- Focus on how your course elements will achieve your learning objectives with this PowerPoint Storyboard template by Jackie Van Nice.
- Try this simple PowerPoint template by Nicole Legault to track project feedback and stakeholder reviews.
- Get all the interactivity and content for your course planned before you begin, guided by this rich, detailed PowerPoint template shared by Michelle Leon.
- Use Kevin Thorn’s classic combo of documents to plan out your course, chart your settings, and track design decisions.
- If you’re interested in hammering out the details before you start building your course in a Word document format, try David Becker’s detailed storyboarding approach in this template.
And we’ve got tons of great resources to help you get the hang of storyboarding. Check out “Storyboarding vs. Prototyping”, “10 Best Practices for Storyboarding” and tips on what you should include in your storyboards. For more great storyboard examples and approaches, take a look at all the goodness in E-Learning Challenge #48.