The free elearning templates that will save you hours

Why start from scratch, when there are elearning templates to do the heavy lifting? Here are the best ones that our learning consultants swear by.  Whether you’re planning a project, storyboarding your content or building your course – elearning templates are a huge time saver.
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Designing an awesome template is not a small task. Elearning template design takes knowledge and experience. At Elucidat we are lucky to have our wonderful learning consultants who are always brimming with elearning template ideas. We wanted to share with you the best elearning templates we’ve tried and tested – and use on all our projects. Enjoy!

Three free elearning templates

1. Elearning project plan template

The most successful elearning projects start with a rock-solid plan. You’ll save time later on by getting clear on the learning objectives, project goals and needs from the start.

Our learning consultants use this elearning template on every single project. It sets out the essential steps for creating a bulletproof elearning project plan. It’s tried and tested, and will set you up for success!

“I can already see this is going to be a game-changer for me” – a recent participant in our Digital Learning Skill-Up program said about the planning template.

One section of the project planning template:

Download the free Elearning Project Plan template.

2. Learning design storyboard template

If you’re planning to simply convert your powerpoint into elearning, hold fire! Is that going to be the most engaging experience for your audience?

First, you need to come up with an elearning design concept. Then, before you touch your authoring tool, complete a storyboard to nail your structure and content. We recommend collaborative storyboarding to get your team and any subject matter experts aligned. Then, you can hit the ground running when you start to build out your course.

This elearning storyboard template will help you to align stakeholders around a common goal and speed up production. Most importantly, it’ll prevent you from losing great designs to boring content!
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Get the storyboard template now.

All Blueprints in Elucidat come with a downloadable storyboard, including tips on how to complete it.
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3. Elearning course templates

Building out your course from an elearning template can save you heaps of time. There are lots of template libraries out there – but many of these will leave you with cookie-cutter, generic content. And, they can get expensive at scale.
Look for elearning templates that act as a starting point, but give you the flexibility to adapt it to your brand and specific project.
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If you’re looking for Instructional design blueprint templates we go you covered. We’ve built 20+ elearning blueprints, with expert learning design guidance baked in. Landing Summer 2020, Elucidat’s Learning Accelerator will recommend the best blueprint for your project, based on your goals and needs. Then, you just add content.

Three of these blueprints are available now, for free – just ask and we’ll make switch them on in your Elucidat account (or sign up for a free trial). Learn more.

Three free elearning blueprints available in Elucidat:

  • Microlearning: Quick Onboarding

This single scrolling page blueprint is designed to help you onboard new hires in a very focused way. The blueprint is set up for you to outline key equipment they need and tasks they should complete. It encourages the use of video examples and will help you set expectations with your new people quickly.

Example of this blueprint in action

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  • Microlearning: Top tips

This linear elearning is ideal for busy employees who need to improve in specific areas but don’t have time for a lengthy course. The blueprint is built for focus. It starts with reflective questions, offers succinct tips and examples and then gets users to identify their top actions. It also uses social polling to see what their peers are prioritizing.

Example of this blueprint in action

  • In-depth learning: Process

This menu-based elearning blueprint is great for in-depth process training. It breaks the content into distinct topics that give an overview and then drill down into the detail. It includes examples and knowledge checks, before helping them embed and practice what they’ve learnt with a scenario.

Example of this blueprint in action

Want to try out these elearning blueprints?

You can now take these elearning blueprints for a spin in your Elucidat account! Not an Elucidat customer? No problem. You can test drive Learning Accelerator by signing up for a free trial.
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Top elearning templates – at a glance

The free training design templates we mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg. It was a tough call to decide on the top three. So for those of you who would like more, here’s a quick overview of the full shortlist. And, to get you even more inspired, check out these 10 awesome elearning examples. We cover storytelling, microlearning, assessments, and much more! 

Elearning templateWhat’s it for
1.Elearning project plan templateThis project plan template is sure to help you deliver your best work yet. It all starts with a solid plan, and this template will get you there.
2.Learning design storyboard templateUse our storyboarding template to align your whole team and make sure you go into production with something more engaging than a powerpoint.
3. Elearning course templatesThe quickest and easiest way of producing training is by using a course template or even better: a blueprint! Our Learning Accelerator feature offers ready-made blueprints with learning design baked in every step of the way. You just add content. It can’t get any faster than this.
4. Authoring tool comparison templateThis handy authoring tools comparison template will take the pain out of picking the right platform for your team. We’ve also completed the Elucidat column for you so you can see how we stack up!
5. Conceptualize elearning templateUsing your goal as a starting point, this easy to follow elearning template will walk you through turning your vision into awesome training. Find out how to map your content, cut down to the most important elements, and turn your key points into engaging online learning experiences.
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