Screencast: Export to PDF in Articulate Rise

In today’s screencast, I’m showing you how you can export a course in Articulate Rise to PDF. I was so excited about this feature, and I hope it excites you just as much!

Check out the screencast below:

Also, if you’re interested in learning more about Instructional Design, I have a 10-module comprehensive course (Essentials of Instructional Design) launching over at Sprout E-Learning on July 13th. You can save $150 on this course until June 29th.

Check it out on Sprout E-Learning!

If you’re on the fence, be sure to check out the Course Outline and Course Brochure!

Screencast: Switching from Classic to Modern Player in Articulate Storyline 360

In today’s screencast, I’m showing you how to quickly change from the classic player to the modern player in Articulate Storyline 360. This is an awesome new feature, because previously you would have to fiddle around with the custom colour settings and/or place navigation elements on your master slide in order to achieve a desired effect.

You may still have to do that, depending on your project, but this feature definitely streamlines your efforts!

Also, if you’re interested in learning more about Instructional Design, I have a 10-module comprehensive course (Essentials of Instructional Design) launching over at Sprout E-Learning on July 13th. You can save $150 on this course until June 29th.

Check it out on Sprout E-Learning!

If you’re on the fence, be sure to check out the Course Outline and Course Brochure!

Where I’m Speaking – Fall 2018

This fall, I’ll be speaking at two events: ATD Core4: Toronto, and DevLearn 2018. I’m super excited for both events, and I’ve included a brief synopsis of each speaking engagement below.

Additionally, if you haven’t checked out Sprout E-Learning, there are 3 weeks left to save $150 on Essentials of Instructional Design.

At ATD Core4: Toronto, I will be presenting on Building Your E-Learning Portfolio. 

Regardless of your job title, if you’re working in the e-learning field, particularly in a production capacity, you need an e-learning portfolio. Why? Because it will work for you! Building your e-learning portfolio doesn’t need to be an overwhelming task. This session will equip you for the portfolio-building journey, and you’ll learn insider information about what works well, what doesn’t work at all, and lessons learned in building an e-learning portfolio.

Within this session, you will learn about:

  • The importance of an e-learning portfolio
  • Common challenges in building an e-learning portfolio and how to overcome them
  • How to build out and promote your portfolio

At DevLearn 2018, I’ll be delivering a pre-conference certificate workshop:

Introduction to Instructional Design

Most learning experiences, including instructor-led and online courses, webinars, and workshops, have one thing in common: An instructional designer (ID) was involved. However, many instructional designers fall into the role accidentally, being assigned the role more because of subject matter expertise than expertise in ID. Many people have the responsibility of designing learning experiences without the training on how to properly execute instructional design.

In this workshop, you will explore the world of instructional design and build skills that you can immediately apply in your work. You will examine learning theories, instructional strategies, and a systematic approach to determining training needs. You will practice designing, developing, and implementing appropriate solutions to those needs, and evaluating the success of the end product. By attending this workshop, you will gain practical guidance to help form a greater understanding of instructional design as a field, while completing collaborative activities that will help participants apply their understanding of concepts learned.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Principles and processes of instructional design
  • About the concept of instructional design models, and how they support pedagogical best practices for teaching and learning
  • How to create your own instructional design model
  • How to conduct an evaluation of an online course, based on your understanding of instructional design principles and processes

Essentials of Instructional Design

I’ve been working on this project for awhile, and I’m excited to be able to finally share it!

As many of you already know, my passion is Instructional Design, but it’s an enigma of a field for many. I decided long ago that I wanted to spread the gospel of Instructional Design and E-Learning with as many people as possible, and now I finally have the ability to do so!

Enter: Essentials of Instructional Design. This course is a self-paced,10-module course that will become a first of several. It aims to take you behind the scenes of Instructional Design to provide a comprehensive overview of the processes and principles of this rapidly growing field!

If you’ve ever been interested in Instructional Design or are new to the field, I encourage you to check this course out.

Note: I have taught this course as an elective for a Masters of Education program, and a condensed version of this course will be features as a pre-conference certificate program at DevLearn 2018.

This course will launch on July 13, 2018, and for the next four weeks I will be offering it at a $150 dollar discount. The discounted rate is $345, and will only be available for the next four weeks, so if you’re interested, get on this deal!

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