I’ve noticed that the e-learning storyboard samples I posted a few weeks back were very popular. Since it’s a resource that a lot of instructional designers and e-learning developers are looking for online (or so my stats would indicate, in any case) I’ve decided to add another template/sample.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, what you include in your storyboard will depend on the specifics of your project. If you’re going to develop the course yourself, you may not need to include notes for the developer. If your project doesn’t use audio, you won’t need a box for narration text or the space to list audio files. It all depends on the project and what your client wants to see in the storyboard. As you can see, in my sample I’ve included a detailed preview of the completed slide. When someone else will be developing the content, I like to show a detailed preview of exactly what I’d like the slide to look like in it’s completed state, so there’s less room for confusion or misunderstandings. I hope these examples serve as inspiration for someone out there who needs to start storyboarding!
If you have to create a storyboard for an e-learning course you’re working on, odds are you’ve come to the web to browse around and get ideas on what you want to include in it. To make that easier for you I’ve compiled a gallery of 15+ e-learning storyboard templates and samples available on the web. Hopefully going over these examples will help you narrow down what you should include in your own storyboard document.
Got any tips of your own about storyboarding for e-learning? Please feel free to leave a comment!
Developing a storyboard is an important step in eLearning development. There is no right or wrong way to storyboard; developers and instructional designers use a variety of different templates and methods. Storyboards can easily be created in Word, PowerPoint or Photoshop. Custom storyboarding software also exists. I usually use PowerPoint for my storyboards, including the one I’ve included below. Here are a few slides from a sample storyboard I created.
Do you have any of your own tips for eLearning storyboarding? If so, please leave a comment!