Showcase: A Compliance Tell-and-test Makeover

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It’s a good day in the world of instructional design when a client says, “We want your help making this boring training more interesting and interactive.” Even better is when they don’t just want interactivity, but meaningful interactivity. Barton Health requested exactly that with their HazCom training. The training had traditionally been driven by regulation … [Continue Reading]

3 Handy Tips for Better Mobile Learning

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Many people, including us at SmartBuilder, are neck deep in the mobile scene with elearning. My experience has exposed many things that contribute to a positive experience on a mobile device. This post shares three things you can easily implement right away to improve the quality of the mobile experiences you’re creating. [Continue Reading]

Select the Right Image Format

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As a follow up on my last post about optimizing graphics, I want to address a few ideas concerning the best image format for elearning graphics. When you create graphics for a course, do you save all of the images in the same format? That isn’t uncommon. However, you can use various image formats to … [Continue Reading]

Optimizing Graphics for eLearning

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Have you ever thought about how graphics’ file sizes impact elearning courses? Think back to the last video you viewed that buffered while you watched it. Buffering can make a video difficult to follow. The same thing happens when learners wait for graphics to load in elearning. Warning: Images you download from your company network … [Continue Reading]