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Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses


From the Rapid eLearning Blog

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - instructional design 101



A lot of rapid elearning content finds its roots in repurposed classroom slides.  The challenge is to rework the screens and get rid of the bullet points so they don’t always look like classroom slides.


A great way to get out of the PowerPoint look is to create screens that hold content in different ways.  For example, if you put a TV monitor on the screen you’re less inclined to use bullet points.  So a good way to rework the screens (and get rid of bullet points) is to think of different types of display screens you can use as content holders. 

WARNING: Course context is everything.  So don’t get rid of bad bullet points and replace them with display screens that make no sense. 


With that said here are a few ideas from previous posts and those are followed with some new ones and free downloads.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - examples of free PowerPoint templates

You can download many of these templates (and more) from the E-Learning Heroescommunity.

Projection screens are common to training so they make good content holders.  And many elearning courses use characters in front of projection screens.

Here are a few simple projection screen images that I created.  They also included the original PowerPoint files.  Feel free to use them as you wish.  In addition, here are some tutorials on how to create the projection screens on your own.  You’ll see that they’re very easy.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - 5 free projection screen images

Generally, I like to keep the screens simple.  You want the essence of the screen, but not all the work required to make it detailed.  Plus, the less detail the better they work with the vector images.

Below are links to the tutorials where I show how to create them. 

You can download the projection screens as images from here.  And if you want the PowerPoint files to deconstruct them, you can download from here.

I also pulled the tutorials into a single module for those who can’t access Screenr.



The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free tutorial that shows how to make graphics in PowerPoint



Click here to view the tutorials





The Rapid E-Learning Blog - 25 more free display graphics

In a previous post, I share 15 free display graphics that are commonly seen in elearning courses.  In today’s post, I’m adding a few more.

The cool thing is that all of these are created in PowerPoint; so you can learn to build your own.  The steps are simple.  They’re generally just rectangles with some sort of fill.  Then right-click on the graphic and save as an image.

Free Chalkboard and Whiteboards

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free chalkboard and whiteboard graphics


I offered these in a post about a year ago where I showed how to create the display boards and included links to some free fonts that would work well with these displays.


The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free chalkboard assets

If you’re going to use the chalkboards, be sure to download the free chalkboard assets to go with them.

Flipchart Display

Here are two versions of the flipchart display.  One has legs the other doesn’t.  The legs take up extra room, so I prefer the version with no legs because it gives you more screen space.  But if you use a full body character, then the legs version makes sense.



The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free flip chart graphics

Clipboard Display

The clipboard’s great for checklists or going over a linear flow of information.  Make sure to download the hand-drawn boxes and check marks to go with the clipboard display.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free clipboard graphic

Personnel Folder

Take the folder that I shared in this post and combine it with the paper from the clipboard above to create a personnel folder for your compliance training.



The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free personnel folder graphic

Bonus Displays

One of the things I love about the elearning community is the willingness to share.  Recently, community member Efrat Maor shared a bunch of displays and free PowerPoint templates that she created.  They’re pretty cool.



The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free community PowerPoint file

If you want the PowerPoint templates to make modifications to the graphics above, you’ll find them in the PowerPoint templates section here. 


Hope you enjoy the free graphics and PowerPoint templates.  Feel free to use them as you wish.  And thanks to Efrat for sharing hers.