This week’s e-learning challenge asked course designers to share creative ways to combine text and images in e-learning. I’ve always been a fan of overlaying text on images for course introduction screens so this challenge was a lot of fun!

Here are a few examples I’ve created for previous E-Learning Challenges.

Adding Text in a Box

This simple technique creates contrast between the text and background.

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Another option for placing text in boxes is to use image containers that visually align with the slide design.

Lighten Image for Contrast

A quick way to create contrast between text and image is to lighten the background and use a dark color for text.

View the example | Download the Storyline file

Blurring the Background

Blurred backgrounds help to reduce visual noise and create a stronger contrast for your type. Here’s an example of using type over blurred backgrounds that I shared in a previous e-learning challenge.

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Those are just a few ideas for using text over images in e-learning. If you have any questions about one or more of the examples I shared, please feel free to contact me.

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