When loading your Media Library, use long, meaningful descriptions
so you can locate the item easily in a list. Also, use long
file names for Content Library files and any image files you are using.
Resize your video or flash for optimum screen presentation. When
you add an item to the Media Library, you will specify a height and width.
These are the dimensions, in pixels, that the movie will occupy on the
screen. Adjust your height and width for the best appearance -
movies displayed too high and/or too wide can look fuzzy and distorted.
Multimedia items are not in any way "converted" when they are loaded
into FlexTraining. The movies and narrations you worked so hard on
are left intact, for re-use in FlexTraining, or in any other system. All
your FlexTraining multimedia items are totally re-usable.
Resize your images outside of FlexTraining. Images do not have a
specified height and width in FlexTraining - they will display at their actual size.
To resize or crop an image, do so with an image editor like Adobe
Fireworks, Paint Shop Pro or Windows Paint.
Maintain consistency in fonts and colors. Keep your fonts, background and text
colors consistent from one learning screen to another.
FlexTraining allows you to use different colors on each screen, but you
should do so only for a good reason.
Place a Learner Exercise at approximately every third or fourth
learning screen. It's an easy way to add interactivity. Record
one audio MP3 file with something like "Please choose the best answer
below" and add it to the Media Library. Use it as a narration for
every Learner Exercise screen to give your course a more professional
Avoid Scrolling. Learning screens can be any length you want, but
you should keep them short so your students do not have to scroll down,
if possible. This can be accomplished by breaking up your content
into smaller pieces.
Keep courses manageable. FlexTraining courses may be of any length
and include any number of learning screens, lessons and tests. Use
good judgment in breaking down your courses into digestible screens and
If you use large streaming video files, you might choose to put them
on a different server and use a full URL when defining them in the media
Library. This will cut down on your server load and the
traffic on your network. For example, your FlexTraining server might
be in one room, with your video content on another server down the hall
or across the country.