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How-To Make Immersive, Replicable Info-graphics for Online Instructional Material

The main goals of online instructional graphics:– Attract students’ attention– Aid with retention– Enhance understanding Choosing the correct type of graphic to portray your information is important in creating an engaging experience and make the audience feel the piece is … Continue reading

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Photography | Photo Sourcing and Color Grading

Design often relies of photography to better communicate its ideas – a picture is worth a thousand words and all that. Subtleties in a photo from subject matter, to layout, to coloring can have a big non-verbal impact on how … Continue reading

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Animation | Simple Course Graphics

After Effects is a video and animation-based tool that’s used to add elements to moving pictures and animations. Most designers use it to create titles, intros, and transition between clips for more seamless video production. STAs at LAITS work on … Continue reading

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Adding Captioning using UT transcriptions & Panopto for Podcast Sites

New podcast site might need speaker and transcription updates before it gets published. This tutorial will go over how to create transcriptions for podcasts through either UT Transcriptions or Panopto. Step 1: Download Audio File Go to a podcast episode. … Continue reading

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How to Create Style A & B Course Graphics

This training is for Style A & B online course requests, there is a separate tutorial for custom course package requests. This tutorial will cover the 2 style menus for remote online course graphics and how to use the templates … Continue reading

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How to Process a Cascade Banner Change Request

Banner change is a web support service that is often requested by clients at LAITS. Sometimes you are provided with a ready-to-use banner, sometimes the client might ask you to design a new banner. This tutorial will cover how to … Continue reading

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Basic Training: How to Create Canvas Buttons

Canvas classes sometimes request a set of buttons to function as external links on their homepage. The buttons are used for things such as tech support, professor’s email, or outside websites that are used frequently for class. In this tutorial, … Continue reading

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Preparing an Approved Graphic in Different File Formats

This training will cover how to professionally deliver a final graphic design to the client, which includes how to create a style guide, how to export in different file formats, and how to package all files in a professional manner. … Continue reading

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Publication Design | Brochures

When creating a design that will be printed, such as newspaper, flyer, or brochure, InDesign would be the ideal software as it offers easier multi-page/layout edits. But if you are not familiar with InDesign, Illustrator is also capable of creating … Continue reading

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