Instructional Designer

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by user / on 1 May, 2023

Synthesia is awesome

My new favorite program is Synthesia!!! So, what is it? It’s an app similar to HourOne (which I reviewed back in March) but a bit more advanced in it’s evolution. The app is easy to use, and has a clean interface. You add scenes
by jennifergupta / on 8 April, 2023

Capturing Praise from Microsoft Teams

We wanted to build out an employee recognition program. It had to: a. be easy to use -intuitiveb. Integrate with Microsoft Teamsc. Be trackable (who sent what, to whom, when)d. Easily output metrics for use by management for praise/reward systems. Someone on my team
by jennifergupta / on 11 January, 2023


I have always chaffed at the idea of people being ‘stupid’. In fact, it’s one of the forbidden words in our house. My feeling comes from the vague use of the term. I don’t like it to describe a low IQ, I don’t like
by jennifergupta / on 29 May, 2022

E-Learning Challenge #326 Teaching Math

This week’s challenge is all about teaching math! I chose to have kids practice the 8’s times tables. Play Galaxy Math now! In this micro-learning game, you are helping Octavio beat his friends in a friendly game of mental maths with the 8’s times
by jennifergupta / on 1 April, 2022

Designing for Accessibility: Colorblindness

Too many people are scared of using color in their E-Learning for fear of not being accessible to people who are colorblind. Take red for example. It can be a scary color to use. The color red symbolizes danger, blood, and anger. However, it
by jennifergupta / on 29 March, 2022

Creating a drag and drop game

To play the game, start the e-learning, and select “want to play a game’ from the main menu In this game, learners learn how to assemble 5 popular Baggin’ meals by dragging and dropping the ingredients into a brown paper bag. Game players are
by jennifergupta / on 28 February, 2022


Astralplants made me some amazing facilitator guide icons! I needed some icons made for a facilitator guide I was putting together and Astralplants came through for me! They designed some amazing icons that fit the bill perfectly. Using Adobe illustrator, so that I could change
by jennifergupta / on 28 February, 2022

Creating a Facilitator Guide

Going beyond… Traditional facilitator guides are a long document that describes what EXACTLY a facilitator needs to do in order to facilitate a course. Or teach it. Whatever you prefer. It says things like, Begin with showing x slide, say x thing, ask question blah blah
by jennifergupta / on 29 January, 2022

What software do I use at work?

If your trying to become an Instructional Designer, you may be wondering what software you need to know. Here is a list of the software that I use on a weekly basis in my job as an instructional designer for Lenovo. Articulate 360 :
by jennifergupta / on 15 January, 2022

Understanding by Design

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with the Understanding by Design framework designed by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins. They provide a great free template on their website that helps when using this framework. Understanding by Design is a backwards framework, that is,