Joe Burns

Introducing the new WYSIWYG Layout Designer in Elucidat

Being able to create customizable page layouts for your elearning is key to bringing your design concepts to life. We’ve listened to our user feedback, and have released an exciting update to Layout Designer that makes building custom pages in Elucidat a whole lot easier and more efficient. First, what is Layout Designer? Layout Designer […]

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The 6 Most Misunderstood Myths About Mobile Learning

There are so many (irritating!) myths surrounding mobile learning. We love mobile learning and hate to see it get a bad press, so we’ve made a quick roundup of 6 mobile myths that we feel are the biggest offenders and then present the case against them. If you’d like to learn why mobile learning is […]

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How to overcome the top 5 HTML5 elearning challenges

Before the emergence of HTML5 elearning authoring tools, I regularly found myself in situations where I poured my heart and soul into amazing content (if I do say so myself!) using legacy authoring tools – only to find that it didn’t work at all on the client CEO’s iPad or personal tablet. (Quick refresher – HTML5 is […]

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Interview with Elearning Superstar: Charles Jennings

It’s that time again where we get to share with you the wisdom of one of our Elearning Superstars, this week, a man who needs little introduction, Charles Jennings, a fountain of learning knowledge and all round great guy! If at any point in my career, my CV looks as comprehensive as his I will […]

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New ‘Projects’ and ‘Releases’ page

This month we’ve changed how the ‘Your Projects’ and ‘Releases’ pages work. Let’s take a look at what we have changed: Projects Tags In the ‘Projects’ page you can now tag projects, this is very handy for organising your projects. So for example if I wanted to have all of my colleague Bill’s projects grouped […]

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Adding a ‘Tooltip’

This week we added a ‘Tooltip’ feature, with the tooltip feature you can add a prompt that appears when your learner hovers over a text area. Like this! Tooltips are helpful for providing your learners with additional information and prompts, they’re also very handy for providing your learner with additional references. To add a Tooltip […]

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Wax LRS

Wax LRS is a superb LRS that we would like to draw to your attention which can be used with our xAPI/Tincan mode (if you’re not sure what xAPI is click here). What advantages are there with using an LRS (or Learning Record Store)? Well using an LRS saves your learners from the hassle of […]

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To change LRS email and ‘Log-in screen’

Before your learner gets started with a course that is using LRS mode they will see a ‘log-in’ screen where they must enter their name and their email address: By default this already looks pretty spiffy… but in a few cases we’ve found that editing the layout of this screen is necessary, for instance if […]

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New ‘Graphs’ feature

This week we’ve added a feature to allow you to make a Graph using information from any questionnaire page in your project. Graphs create richer learning by making it possible for learners to see how their peers feel. To use the ‘Graphs’ feature Open a project with a scored questionnaire, or add a scored questionnaire […]

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Adding funky scoring!

This week I thought I’d show you how to add funky scoring to your work! This is a great way of giving your learner gamified feedback. Rather than having a boring ‘You have achieved 100%’ you can display ‘You have received 30000 points!’ To begin with I built out my course structure using the Get […]

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Adding a custom bullet point

This week we’re going to take a look at adding a custom bulletpoint using the ‘Images in text’ function. Here’s an example I created. To create this example firstly I chose an icon, I used the website ‘Flaticon’ to find an icon. Next I added a text and image page (this will work with any […]

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Colour theme picker

This month we’ve added a nifty, time-saving tool, the ‘Colour theme picker’. The colour theme picker can be located at the bottom of your screen, just below the ‘In page audio’ box: Looks nice right!? When you select one of the colour options using the toggle it will change the colours throughout the project (don’t […]

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Collaborating with your colleagues

One of Elucidat’s greatest assets (and one of the major advantages of Cloud based tools) is the way that it allows you to seamlessly work simultaneously with your colleagues far and wide. This week I wanted to look at a couple of our ‘collaboration’ features. Comments In Elucidat, any element that has an edit button […]

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Making a series of animated pages

This week our quick tip will teach you how to make a series of animated images and pages. In this post you will learn about the ‘Animation’ button and ‘Timers’. Here’s an example of animation in Elucidat that I made. This technique is helpful: If you have a lot of text that you would like […]

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Making non-linear courses Part 3

Good day! It’s time to conclude looking at making non-linear courses in Elucidat, this weeks focus is Achievements. Click here if you need a refresher on the course. Achievements At the end of my ‘Kitchen Etiquette’ course, my learner will be given a Badge if they achieve a pass. To set this I opened my […]

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Making non-linear courses Part 2

Welcome back! This week we’re looking at how to link to different pages in your course. There are a couple of ways of doing this, let’s look at the easy one first! Adding links In Elucidat, any element that has a link button can be used to link to another page. In different themes, different […]

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Scenario based elearning: Making non-linear courses Part 1

Welcome! Over the coming weeks we’re going to look at how to create non-linear and branched courses quickly with Elucidat’s powerful Gamification tools. Week by week we will show you how to create my ‘Kitchen etiquette’ course from scratch. Click here to see the course. Here’s the order in which we will be covering each […]

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Adding images to text

This week we’ve added a really rather spectacular new function, you can now add images into text (particularly handy for when you want to explain page controls!) To start adding images into to text: Double click or press the edit button of a text box (it will be the inner edit button on most text […]

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New xAPI/Tin Can mode

This month we’ve added a splendid new function that allows you to send information to an LRS using ‘xAPI’ or as it’s more commonly known ‘Tin Can’. Using an LRS saves your learners from the hassle of logging in to an LMS. They will love it! To find the new ‘Tin Can 1.0’ mode: Open […]

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Image tips for IE8

Good day Elucidites! I suspect that some of you may be creating courses for viewing in Internet Explorer 8. This is perfectly acceptable, but you may notice that image sizes that you have set in Elucidat do not apply in this particular browser. This is because Internet Explorer 8 does not support image resizing (boo!)… […]

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