It is common to see text on screen followed by a small image. See how easy it is to break that mold by filling your background with an image, which can break a lot more interest to your layout and create an more engaging environment for your learner. This was created in Articulate Storyline but can easily be done in any program like PowerPoint, Lectora, Captivate...and the list goes on and on.

Additional Tips:

  • Remember in many programs you can crop the image for a bigger fit.
  • If you use the same background throughout your course, consider adding it to a master slide.
  • Remember to keep enough contrast between the background and the text on top. If the text is hard to read, try adding a color over your image or a box under the text.
  • Shadows are not always the best approach. Sometimes clean is better.