Toolbox Tip Videos

ATD revived the popular Toolbox Tips blog series from 2013 to 2015 as a video series in February 2021. The blog posts featured great e-learning how-to tips and learning design hacks on various content authoring tools and platforms. Check out the top viewed videos so far and tune in for biweekly designer tips to help you troubleshoot on specific tools, learn new tasks, and discover new features.

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Expect useful bite-sized “how-to” tutorials that you can apply directly to your e-learning instructional design work. You will find tips to get unstuck, tutorials for a specific task you don’t yet know how to do, or a new feature or tool you may be unaware of. Tune in for biweekly designer tips to help you troubleshoot on specific tools, learn new tasks, and discover new features.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Do you have content with detailed or complex visuals? ATDs Toolbox Tips series provides e-learning hacks on various content authoring and learning technology tools.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Did you know there's a tool you can use in Articulate Storyline to help make your visual design more professional and consistent? In this toolbox tip, Diane Elkins demonstrates how to use...
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Monday, April 11, 2022
In this toolbox tip, Haley Shust demonstrates how to write meaningful alt text descriptions. Her recommendations include how to create effective alt text descriptions for screen readers,...
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Are you looking to improve the readability of your writing? In this toolbox tip, Haley Shust shares how to use the Hemingway app to achieve better writing in the learning design and...
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Monday, February 14, 2022
Have you ever struggled to read text online, due to the color of the font and background colors? In this quick tutorial, Diane Elkins demonstrates how to look out for and avoid color...
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
What techniques do you use to keep your design solutions cohesive? In this quick tutorial, Diane Elkins demonstrates how to save time when creating cohesive designs by utilizing default...
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021
In this tutorial, Myra Roldan shows two different ways you can create subtitles for videos. You may be creating more videos for your learning solutions, training needs, or performance...
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Monday, November 8, 2021
Do you need to customize your learning materials to match a company’s branding? In our latest Toolbox Tip, Diane Elkins demonstrates how to mix and match templates and create a cohesive...
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Monday, October 18, 2021
As an e-learning designer, you may need to create interactive labels, or hotspots, for your learning content. She highlights how to customize the hotspot markers location, icon, color, text...
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Whether you are designing an in-person, virtual or blended learning course, you may want to create an outline to get organized. She highlights features, such as the built in heading styles...
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Monday, September 20, 2021
Do your learning and development materials include inclusive imagery? Tune in for biweekly designer tips to help you troubleshoot on specific tools, learn new tasks, and discover new...
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Monday, September 6, 2021
Have you ever needed to update a color scheme used throughout a learning course, design, or even a mock up for stakeholders or potential clients? In this quick tutorial, Cath Ellis...
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Monday, August 23, 2021
In this video, Amanda Nguyen demonstrates how to use Adobe Illustrator to create customized banners for Articulate Rise. Using a Pinterest image for inspiration, Nguyen walks through how to...
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Diane Elkins reveals two simple things you can do to create a great first impression with Storyline content. Did you know you can now replace the blank slides you see when launching...
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Monday, July 19, 2021
Do you need to track course completion in your e-learning solutions through a slide view count? This can be a challenge when you require certain slides within the course be viewed, and if...
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Monday, June 21, 2021
Do you need to rapidly build a performance support tool, digital job aid, or E-learning training program? Customize your materials with a few simple tweaks to ensure your learners walk away...
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Monday, June 7, 2021
How do you currently request and receive feedback from stakeholders on the design and development of performance support tools, digital job aids, or E-learning training programs?...
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Monday, June 7, 2021
Curious how screen readers work with e-learning content? She explains how users with visual impairments may typically interact with screen readers and navigate through the material with a...
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Monday, May 24, 2021
She shares five different Chrome extensions she uses to create learning solutions, content assets for your design portfolio, and even mock up designs for potential clients. If you need to...
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Monday, May 10, 2021
Using stock photos is a common way to add imagery to your content creations, and you may be looking for ways to edit and customize these images for your learning solutions. Youll learn a...
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