ABOUT THE EVENT
Having great software is the first step in learning to build good courses. But you also need to know what to do with that software. That’s why we’re bringing the best of the world’s #1 e-learning community to Austin for two days of practical tips, inspirational examples, free downloads, and expert advice.
This will be a fun, friendly extension of our E-Learning Heroes community. And we’re inviting you to bring your laptop to get some hands-on experience working along with Tom Kuhlmann, David Anderson, and Articulate Community Managers, as well as other great Articulate users.
- Date: September 12 & 13, 2017
- Time: 9:00 - 4:00 PM (registration starts at 8:30)
- Location: Crail Rooms B & C, St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th St, Austin, TX 78701
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The sessions are intended for Articulate users, but anyone is welcome to join, as many of the sessions have general application regardless of the software. Here's who usually attends:
- Subject matter experts who build rapid e-learning courses
- Trainers transitioning to e-learning
- Instructional designers
- E-learning designers & developers
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
- Learn how to save time and money with more efficient development by working more efficiently with your tools
- Take your courses past the standard click & read model
- Make your courses look like e-learning courses & not bullet-point slides
- Create interactive & engaging courses
- Hundreds of post-conference resources including tutorials & templates
This is a two-day event. You can attend for only one day or both days together. We like to break course design into three core buckets: content, look & feel, and interactivity. The first day’s topics are designed around those three areas. They are a combination of some presentation with hands-on activities.
We are working on a more detailed final agenda which will post soon. Here are some of the sessions (topics subject to change).
- How to Create Videos in PowerPoint & Track Them in Your LMS
- Break Out of the Big Course Mindset
- Project Management Tips & Tricks
- Help Your Subject Matter Expert Help You
- How to Build Effective Animations & Transitions
- Visual Design Tips & Tricks
- Different Ways to Build Navigation in Your Courses
- Apply These Gamification Elements to Your E-Learning
- And more...
This part of the workshop is built around a series of hands-on activities where we build a number of decision-making interactions. We’ll present an idea, prototype the construction, and then build the interaction and save it as a template. We’ll also provide some free templates and interactions for you to take back to work. Here are the main areas of focus:
- Create a series of interactions
- Identify some production techniques
- Create re-usable templates
- Walk away with free starter templates
Frequently Asked Questions
My credit card doesn't work.
Unfortunately, some credit cards (usually corporate or government) timeout before they're authorized. There are two options to try, PayPal or Stripe. If you have problems paying for the event, contact me and I can process the card manually.
What should I wear?
We try to keep things laid back and relaxed and encourage casual attire. No need to dress business casual. Jeans are fine.
Should I bring my laptop?
Bring your laptop with the Articulate software installed. Most sessions will assume that you’re using at least Storyline 2. Files and templates will be in Storyline 2. You can always download a trial version of the software to follow along with the Articulate-specific activities. And if you just want to sit and observe without doing activities that is also OK, but you’ll have more fun participating.
Is this a training workshop for beginners?
The sessions are flexible for both beginners and more advanced users. But it is assumed you have some experience using the software as it is not a getting-started training program. You should have familiarity with the basic authoring in Storyline. We recommend going through some of the getting-started activities & tutorials in the community. Here are your options if you do need a beginner-level training program.
Can I get help with my own project?
We are always around to look at your work and answer questions throughout the day.
Is Internet provided?
We try to provide Internet service when available, however, for the workshop it is not required. Often the wifi connections are spotty so we assume no Internet and if it's working, that's a bonus.
Is lunch provided?
Yes. For this event, lunch is provided. More information will follow. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch if you have special dietary needs.
Do you have any information on parking?
A discounted rate will be offered in the St. David’s Parking Garage. For those able to find parking there, a QR code will be provided at the event which can be used when paying upon exiting the garage. You will need the ticket when you entered AND the QR code to receive a discounted rate. No discount without the QR code in hand.