I figured it was time to jump back on the E-Learning Challenge bandwagon, so I used some of the free time (or time I procrastinated with) I had this week and came up with a few slides to get folks started when it comes to e-learning development.
The idea behind this week’s e-learning challenge was to share a course starter template that consists of at least six slides…so I had to go back to my project and add another slide (whoops!).
I first went to Unsplash, which is my goto resource when it comes to finding inspiration and/or background images for use in my projects. Once I found the image I was going to use, I applied it as a background to all of my slides, with a transparency. From this image, I pulled three main colours for use as a palette and went to work!
- Note: If you look at the source file, you’ll see the colour palette I chose off to the left-hand side of the slide.
For the cover slide, I used a trapezoid rotated 90 degrees as the base for my course title. I also added some custom navigation, disabling the Prev and Next buttons on the course player.
The objectives slide was reused from a demo I tossed together awhile back. I modified the slide to reflect the background and colour palette I chose.
The full-text slide was easy – I added a rectangle, filled with a colour from my palette, and then a text box for the heading and one for the main paragraph.
The container for popups slide was pulled from another project and repurposed with my colour palette, and some shapes and buttons were removed.
The bulleted list slide was a more modern take on a bulleted list, built out using rectangles.
The question slide was a modified convert to freeform pick one that was created for an exercise in the book I’m currently finishing up, Mastering Articulate Storyline.
Finally, I went to the course player and disabled pretty well everything, and adjusted the colour scheme to match my palette.