When I started building my first e-learning interactions, I didn’t use to know much about e-learning design or design principles. I just wanted to make e-learning games for my students. It was a bit difficult to know where to start.
Luckily, I met the Articulate Community where I found so many templates, ideas, and support.
E-learning templates, free or paid, are great when you are new in E-learning design since they help you to overcome blank canvas fear ( I still have it, though 🙂
I have used many templates for my courses and games, and I thought that it could be helpful for someone if I shared how I used them.
In addition, I want to say thank you to all designers who helped me while I was building my career.
I tried to follow a chronological, hope I didn’t miss any.
Penalty Shootout game
Pop Culture Trivia
With this template, created by Tim Slade, I learned how to add a countdown timer and it inspired me a lot about flat design. Honestly, I don’t remember how many different quizzes I created with this template.
Before using this template, I was afraid of using variables since they seemed so confusing to me. When I saw this game template shared by Richard Hill, I wanted to create something similar so bad. I had to start over a few times, but I loved the result. And, it showed me the way of creating something complex by using variables in Articulate.
I guess there was a Bingo Game Articulate challenge. I wanted to create one too and was struggling with converting it to a quiz game. When I saw this example created by lovely Jackie Van Nice, (I have never met her, but I feel like she is one of my good friends 🙂
I asked her if I could use the idea and layout of hers to create my version.
So here is my version;
I owe a big thank you to FasterCourse and its CEO, Karlis.
When I saw their free award-winning template, I fell in love with the simplicity of the design and decided to follow a similar design approach while creating my courses. Since then, I am a big fan of their works.
I want to say thank you very much to all my heroes again. You can’t imagine how much you helped me.
So, how do you use templates?