Mike Taylor

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Thinking Outside the Course: Free Tools to Make E-learning Better

There are many things that go into a successful eLearning program. Success or failure can depend on how well you’re able to navigate the challenge of finding the right tools for the job while staying within your often-limited budget. Fortunately, there are a number of free tools that can help you conquer this challenge.

Here are the links, resources, and examples referenced in this session.

Online Forms

Ultimate Guide to Forms & Surveys

Ultimate Guide to Forms and Surveys

Online forms and surveys are a simple, yet valuable tool for any elearning program. Get the scoop on what you need to know.  https://zapier.com/learn/forms-surveys/

Online Forms & Survey Tools

Interactive Video example:  https://labs.typeform.com/interactive-video/



Create and share interactive HTML5 content including video and more right in your browser https://h5p.org/   

Try out an example here: http://bit.ly/h5pdemo


Engage viewers by integrating quizzes, polls, and call to actions into any online videos hosted on YouTube and Wistia.  https://vizia.co/

Interactive video with Vizia example

See an example here: http://bit.ly/seevizia


Instant Landing Pages for YouTube videos. https://rivyt.com/  

Rivyt Example

Demo: https://caseyneistat.rivyt.com/


Bring your videos together from Youtube, Vimeo, and Wistia to create your own custom video channel. https://vimsy.co/   

Demo: https://demo.vimsy.co/

Email Marketing

Ultimate Guide to Email MarketingUltimate Guide to Email Marketing

This guide by Zapier will get you up to speed fast on the most popular email marketing tools. https://zapier.com/learn/email-marketing/


Mailchimp is easy to get started with and its free – two things everyone loves. http://mailchimp.com 


If you’re just getting started with an email marketing tool, MailerLite is a fantastic place to start. https://www.mailerlite.com/  

Try out a free email course at https://www.subscribepage.com/StealFromMarketing

Workflow Automation

Automation InspirationAutomation Inspiration: Put your busy work on autopilot



Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically so you can focus on your most important work. https://zapier.com/


IFTTT is the free way to get all your apps and devices talking to each other. https://ifttt.com/

Microsoft Flow

Automate tasks by integrating your favorite apps with Microsoft Flow. Make repetitive tasks easy with workflow automation.  https://flow.microsoft.com/

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