We’ve all been there…a last minute project comes up needing immediate deployment. Whether it’s a course, product update or important corporate communication, building e-Learning templates can save you considerable development time and money.
Templates give you the ability to set the graphic user interface (GUI), create object and image libraries and even create different page layouts to meet different needs. When you need to get a course or critical update out quickly, your developers won’t have to create the course from scratch, build objects or search for appropriate graphics. Plus, you’ll know that the course will be in compliance with your graphics and e-Learning standards.
If your e-Learning staff is lean or if you don’t have graphic design experience, having a professional designer create your templates is a logical choice. Once the templates are complete, you’ll be able to quickly create any type of content on your own because the overall page structure will have been created for you.
What Graphic Design Resources are Available to You?Can you or an in-house resource make updates in Photoshop? That cool GUI or custom buttons might not be so cool if you have to outsource the artwork every time you want to make a change. Lectora offers a variety of button shapes and styles so if you don’t have a graphic designer on staff or the budget to outsource, you can still have a great looking, professional looking template.
These are all key factors in the overall design of your template.
If your courses are mostly in PowerPoint®, are they primarily text-based, bulleted or graphics-rich? What about future courses? Consider how your needs might change as you move from static learning to increased interactivity.
The addition of Flash, other multimedia elements and even your choice of navigation will determine the type of space requirements you’ll need for your pages. Lectora gives you the flexibility to choose from a variety of navigation styles—tabs across the top, left side menu or Table of Contents dropdown—all designed to meet your design requirements.
Working with a professional design team such as Lectora Custom Development Services (CDS) will enable you to quickly move through the planning stage and into template development.Our CDS team has built hundreds of templates for our clients using Lectora—the world’s most powerful authoring tool. Talented designers, extensive e-Learning expertise and a strategic approach to project management are the reasons 40 percent of Fortune 100 companies choose Lectora for their e-Learning development.
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