There are many function and design issues to consider before beginning to build your online course, and it’s often tempting to begin by downloading a template to save time on the front end by eliminating layout and style decisions. There are many advantages to using templates, but there are a few things to consider, including how to implement the template once it’s created and/or customized.

In this session, you will learn what to consider before determining if a pre-built template is the right decision and what types of templates are available. You will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-built template and why templates, whether pre-built or custom-built, are advantageous in implementing standardization. This session will also help you think through design considerations to determine the best approach to designing a course to meet your individual needs and how to use templates to gain inspiration and get started.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What to consider before using a pre-built eLearning template
  • What a template is
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using pre-built templates
  • Why using a template, whether pre-built or custom-built, is important
  • How to implement your template once it is created

Audience:
Novice designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Captivate, Articulate, Photoshop, and Fireworks.

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