Productivity

How to Rebrand an eLearning Brothers Template

When using software templates to kick start your eLearning development, the two biggest problems are: How to get them the templates into your project and How to rebrand them to fit your needs. Luckily, the first problem is as simple as downloading the template and dragging it into your project, whether it is responsive or…

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Tuesday Tip: eLearning Project Discovery Checklist

Discovery. Scope of work. Creative brief. Analysis. The planning stage. Estimate. Whatever you call it, those initial moments before a project truly begins are crucial. Knowing the full scope of the project ahead of you helps you estimate your time, and rate, accordingly. While it might seem pushy to be demanding a plethora of details…

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How to Set Your eLearning Freelancing Rate

Ready to trade in your cubicle for the freedom of freelancing? Not so fast! First you need to figure out your budget. Let’s talk about what you’re going to bill—also known as your rate. Factors to consider when setting your rate: Your budget Your skill level Your available time Carol Tice of Make a Living…

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Productivity Secrets from the Trivantis Pros: Pt. 3

We’re in the home stretch now. First, I brought you productivity secrets for general work, including email organization tips and the classic “work from home” tip. Next, I shared a slew of Lectora® development tips from our Trivantis® pros. And now? It’s time for the final stage of eLearning development—the review and revise stage. Create…

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Productivity Secrets from the Trivantis Pros: Pt 2

Do you have a spare minute to check out some tips for being more productive? I bet you do—if you read the first installment of Productivity Secrets from the Trivantis Pros. That post focused mainly on general work productivity, but I also promised you more secrets for being more productive in Lectora®. Here they are!…

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The Truth Hurts: Giving Constructive Criticism

Sharing—and receiving—criticism on a project at work is tough. “Threats to our standing in the eyes of others are remarkably potent biologically, almost as those to our very survival,” explains psychologist Daniel Goleman. In our brains, criticism is seen as a threat to our survival. If criticism isn’t presented well, our brains try to protect…

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Productivity Secrets from the Trivantis Pros: Pt.1

Do you ever feel like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, shouting, “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!” as you struggle to meet deadlines? Sometimes it can be hard to focus when you’re working on multiple projects—or when you’re actually a rabbit in a tuxedo jacket. Our developers and designers here…

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