6 Useful Tools for the Busy eLearning Designer


Working in eLearning design is difficult; eLearning course designers spend many hours struggling to come up with the best possible design. It may seem like adding more programs and apps to the designer’s kit can’t possibly be the solution, but well-structured time management and handy tools make the difference between eLearning projects that cost and eLearning projects that benefit. So, here are some tips and tricks to keep on top of things.

1. Collect ideas with Pocket.

When you find a useful article but don’t have time to read it right away, you can save it to Pocket instead. Then, access what you’ve saved later, online or offline, anytime and anywhere. A great application for capturing ideas.

2. Find quality graphics in Creative Market.

Creative Market features thousands of graphics, charts, themes, and fonts from independent design artists around the world. It’s an excellent place to look for top quality content to spice up your eLearning courses, presentations, or even your CV.

3. Get better stock photos.

Finding good stock photos for eLearning design can be a pain, but these sites make it easier. Death To The Stock Photo will email you free stock photos monthly, while PlaceIt allows you to make your own. Either way, you can say goodbye to those low-res amateur photos.

4. Keep your workflow clear with the Periodic Table of Instructional Design.

This fun graphic, modeled after the Periodic Table of the Elements, makes a great checklist of techniques. Click through for more information about instructional techniques and advice about which to use when.

5. Use this short Proofreading Checklist to double-check your work.

Checking work for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency is critical to producing eLearning content.

Take note of these free proofreading tools:

6. Create vivid color schemes with Paletton and Kuler.

Coming up with color schemes that are eye-catching but not eye-searing can be tricky, and that’s where both these sites come in: they will help you select contrasting and complementary colors. Remember, despite the number of options don’t go overboard in your design: three fonts (title, body, accent), three colors (primary, complementary, accent), and two slide layouts (transition and content).

Want to design a perfect course? Learn more on Unius Learning

Valeriya Polevikova

Marketing Assistant at Unius

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