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Tips Before You Start Your LMS Project

If you happen to be the person charged with preparing a training presentation, there are three essential elements of course design that you should address from the onset.

Determine Appropriate Screen Size

 

Before you start working on individual slides for your course, make sure to figure out exactly what your screen size should be. As a general rule, any course size will have a 4:3 aspect ratio, and will be set at a pixel density of 720Å~540. Since most screens are now widescreen, you may want to abandon the default and go with 16:9, which makes a nice presentation on mobile devices in landscape mode. If you happen to be incorporating a sidebar menu, it’s best to stick with the 4:3 aspect ratio, because it fits nicely with a sidebar. If you’re using the 16:9 aspect ratio, the sidebar being included will make the whole presentation look excessively wide, and in that case it’s better to remove the sidebar menu and make it a drop-down.


Using Colors

 

Aligning your company’s colors, if there is a recognizable color theme associated with your company, is imperative for building brand awareness. The first step in defining your theme is to identify the companies rgb or hex color codes, which are usual found in the marketing, sales, graphic designer, or human resource departments. From this starting point, you can build out your entire color scheme for the presentation. A crucial point is to make sure to use the same color theme throughout your presentation. If you use individual colors, all changes will have to be made individually, and that will cost you a ton of time and effort, as well as reduce the ability to build a brand awareness

 

Using Fonts

 

In the same way that you selected your themed colors, you should choose a font pair and create recognizable and readable for the title font and the body of the presentation. Whenever text is inserted on within your presentation, make sure to use the same fonts throughout the presentation, and avoid the temptation to pick out something that just happens to look cool or appealing for a particular section. The reason is the same as for themed colors: if it becomes necessary to make a change later on, a cumbersome review process will be needed across the presentation, as well as limit your brand awareness due to lack of consistency.

 

Standard Practice

 

By taking the time to follow these three preparation tips, it will be much easier to make any changes which become necessary later on in the development of your e-learning project. In fact, whenever you are charged with developing a new course, it would be prudent to keep these three preparation tips in mind, as part of your standard arsenal for course development.

Near Full Control

 

When preparing a course for your company’s employees, and utilizing a nearly fully customizable Learning Management System, like InnTier, you learners will be engaged and energized with a recognizable and standardized training process.

 

 

Before You Start 

If you happen to be the person charged with preparing a training presentation, there are three essential elements of course design that you should address from the onset.

Appropriate Size

 

Before you start working on individual slides for your course, make sure to figure out exactly what your screen size should be. As a general rule, any course size will have a 4:3 aspect ratio, and will be set at a pixel density of 720Å~540. Since most screens are now widescreen, you may want to abandon the default and go with 16:9, which makes a nice presentation on mobile devices in landscape mode. If you happen to be incorporating a sidebar menu, it’s best to stick with the 4:3 aspect ratio, because it fits nicely with a sidebar. If you’re using the 16:9 aspect ratio, the sidebar being included will make the whole presentation look excessively wide, and in that case it’s better to remove the sidebar menu and make it a drop-down.

Using Colors

 

Aligning your company’s colors, if there is a recognizable color theme associated with your company, is imperative for building brand awareness. The first step in defining your theme is to identify the companies rgb or hex color codes, which are usual found in the marketing, sales, graphic designer, or human resource departments. From this starting point, you can build out your entire color scheme for the presentation. A crucial point is to make sure to use the same color theme throughout your presentation. If you use individual colors, all changes will have to be made individually, and that will cost you a ton of time and effort, as well as reduce the ability to build a brand awareness.

Using Fonts

 

In the same way that you selected your themed colors, you should choose a font pair and create recognizable and readable for the title font and the body of the presentation. Whenever text is inserted on within your presentation, make sure to use the same fonts throughout the presentation, and avoid the temptation to pick out something that just happens to look cool or appealing for a particular section. The reason is the same as for themed colors: if it becomes necessary to make a change later on, a cumbersome review process will be needed across the presentation, as well as limit your brand awareness due to lack of consistency.

Standard Practice

 

By taking the time to follow these three preparation tips, it will be much easier to make any changes which become necessary later on in the development of your e-learning project. In fact, whenever you are charged with developing a new course, it would be prudent to keep these three preparation tips in mind, as part of your standard arsenal for course development.

Nearly Full Control

 

By taking the time to follow these three preparation tips, it will be much easier to make any changes which become necessary later on in the development of your e-learning project. In fact, whenever you are charged with developing a new course, it would be prudent to keep these three preparation tips in mind, as part of your standard arsenal for course development.

Near Full Control

 

When preparing a course for your company’s employees, and utilizing a nearly fully customizable Learning Management System, like InnTier, you learners will be engaged and energized with a recognizable and standardized training process.