Dave Ferguson
Dave Ferguson
Instructional designer, other duties as assigned (or accepted) at Broad Cove Consulting
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"Hi, Walaa: For me it's helpful to think about the different kinds of tasks that someone engages in, and I like to start from the differe..."
  • over 2 years ago02/22/19 at 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Master Slide - Change Layout
"We've had people collaborating on a single course and ended up with four or five copies of the same master, in part due to our inexperien..."
  • over 2 years ago12/15/18 at 12:43 am (UTC)
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"We're in the middle of updating online tools at my organization -- changing from one system for submitting and tracking requests (I need ..."
  • 3 years ago06/14/18 at 9:24 pm (UTC)
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"Cheryl: I think it's great that you get feedback from your learners; it's a good counterbalance to your view as a developer -- not that ..."
  • 3 years ago06/14/18 at 6:50 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Lightbox Slides
"Kristi: I'm wondering whether in some cases a slide you intend as a lightbox is next in sequence to a another slide that doesn't have an..."
  • 3 years ago06/08/18 at 5:54 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Process Evaluation through eLearning
"Here are half a dozen examples from Cathy Moore herself to get your creative energy flowing:  http://blog.cathy-moore.com/scenario-based-..."
  • 3 years ago06/08/18 at 5:47 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Process Evaluation through eLearning
"Seconding Allison's suggestion, here's a great analysis of a scenario -- not done in Storyline, and not an HR process, but you'll see how..."
  • 3 years ago06/08/18 at 5:10 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Activity kick off slide
"I like the idea of a visual prompt that identifies a particular segment like the activity you mention. What about combining a visual ele..."
  • 3 years ago05/23/18 at 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Avatars Created in Powerpoint
"In general, I'd prefer those in Type 1: they have a few more facial features and so seem more people-like. Type 2 might be good as avata..."
  • over 3 years ago05/01/18 at 5:50 pm (UTC)
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"Craig, I made a glossary, inspired by a SL 360 example posted by Gabrielle Schofield. It's made of of layers: one letter = one button = ..."
  • over 3 years ago05/01/18 at 3:14 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson started a new discussion SL 2 glossary (inspired by Gabrielle S.)
"Gabrielle Schofield posted a great Minimalist Glossary for Storyline 360. I'm using SL 2, so decided to try my own. Here's a two-slide d..."
  • over 3 years ago04/27/18 at 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Best practices for screenshots
"Cheryl, another thought: depending as always on the situation, could you turn your screen capture into a "click here to see the whole pag..."
  • over 3 years ago03/29/18 at 9:49 pm (UTC)
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"I think Helen's comment about grids makes a lot of sense. Viewing this site with a browser about 1200 pixels wide (I used https://www.web..."
  • over 3 years ago03/29/18 at 9:43 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Best practices for screenshots
"Is the screen responsive at all? For example, if I'm visiting the actual page and narrow the width of my browser, does the text in the ma..."
  • over 3 years ago03/29/18 at 9:24 pm (UTC)
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"To extend Tammy's example, as an element of a large instructor-led program, I've used a follow-up survey, sent a few weeks after formal t..."
  • over 3 years ago01/16/18 at 6:01 pm (UTC)
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"You're welcome, Veronica. (And I fixed what I think was an error in the link to Allison's theme color cheat sheet.) I sometimes had trou..."
  • over 3 years ago01/16/18 at 4:16 pm (UTC)
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"I really like Allison LaMotte's  theme colors cheat sheet. As I tinkered with Storyline 2, I noticed some differences in the order of t..."
  • over 3 years ago01/12/18 at 8:29 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion New to Storyline
"A lot depends on your company's business, and on the tasks that the procedures guide. I can tell you what we're trying to do at the BC Pe..."
  • over 3 years ago01/09/18 at 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Vancouver Island/Victoria User Group
"Terry: I went to DevLearn in 2015. I was not using Storyline at the time but we were pondering whether to switch, so I took in a number o..."
  • over 3 years ago01/09/18 at 8:02 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion How to liven up a boring Flowchart
"I agree with the suggestions regarding appearance (color, fonts), and especially with the ones like Bob's to capitalize on the nature of ..."
  • over 3 years ago01/09/18 at 4:46 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Vancouver Island/Victoria User Group
"Terry: we at BC Pensions are also on SL 2."
  • over 3 years ago01/05/18 at 9:45 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Vancouver Island/Victoria User Group
"16th works for me and for my coworker Tanis. (Feb 6th is okay also, so I'm fine either way.)"
  • over 3 years ago01/04/18 at 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion From order taker to problem solver
"And for solving problems that do involve gaps in skill and knowledge, you can get a lot of useful advice from Cathy Moore. Like Five Ways..."
  • over 3 years ago12/28/17 at 8:12 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion Scrubbing PHI and examples from elearnings
"I've often been discouraged by the ubiquity of enormous core systems (medical, pharma, banking, transportation, hotels, government, what ..."
  • over 3 years ago12/28/17 at 8:07 pm (UTC)
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Dave Ferguson replied to the discussion From order taker to problem solver
"For a long time I've recommended Robert F. Mager's What Every Manager Should Know about Training. It won't magically turn someone into an..."
  • over 3 years ago12/28/17 at 7:53 pm (UTC)