Katrina Kennedy demonstrates how to create more engaging virtual training breakouts by adding a timer to your PowerPoint slides. You can keep breakout activities on pace and help participants with time management by incorporating a timed arrow into the slide you share with participants in their breakout groups. Kennedy shares four easy steps to create this on your own, including inserting the arrow, adding animation, setting your desired time duration, and creating a transition into your next slide. ATD’s Toolbox Tips series provides hacks on various content authoring and learning technology (https://www.td.org/topics/technology-application) tools. Get quick, useful “how-to” tutorials to apply directly to your e-learning instructional design (https://www.td.org/education-courses/e-learning-instructional-design-certificate) work. Tune in for biweekly designer tips to help you troubleshoot on specific tools, learn new tasks, and discover new features.
Toolbox Tip: Guide Breakouts with Timed Arrows in PowerPoint
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