The strength of The eLearning Guild community lies in our members’ passion for sharing knowledge and ideas with each other. This not only helps members improve their skills, but also drives our whole industry forward. The Learning Exchange takes this peer-based learning to a whole new level by providing a social, easy-to-use platform that enables you to connect, share, and learn with your community!

In this week’s Tip, I offer you five examples of the great content that’s available to eLearning Guild members and associates in the Learning Exchange. If you’re not a Guild member, create your free associate account now.

But wait! There’s more! Anyone who shares their content in the Learning Exchange from the Share section of the site from October 1 through October 31, 2015, will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card to! The details are here.

Bonus! See Jamie Lewis’s October offer! (She is still looking for content, so it’s not too late.)

Tips from the Learning Exchange

How to Create Effective Discussion Boards. Paul Iwancio. Video (9:53). Discussion boards are the core interaction in an online course. Topics: types of interaction, where to host boards (your LMS isn’t the only place), formats for interactions, using guest experts on the board, how to run an effective discussion board, and more!

Reality Check for Scoping a Project: Time, Resources, and Quality. Lisa Ferris. Chart. One-page chart will help during discussions with clients when they ask, “How much time will it take to develop an online module?”

Articulate Storyline: Design a Drag-and-Drop in Under 5 Minutes. David Anderson. Video (4:20). Sorting activities are a great way to test your learners’ ability to identify items by dragging them to different targets. This tutorial shows you how easy it is to create custom drag-and-drop interactions in Articulate Storyline.

Tips to Video Record Yourself. Tom Spiglanin. Video (1:30). How a video expert records himself.  

How to Use Typography to Improve Your E-Learning. Heloisa Kinder. PDF. Good typography captures your learners’ attention and makes them want to read all your awesome content. Bad typography makes them suddenly remember that they forgot to check Facebook—and they need to go do that right now. Here’s a fun guide to the basics of matching your typefaces and your fonts to your content!