Nowadays you can find anything, anywhere on the internet. What I find challenging though is finding "the best of the best" - the most relevant, selected and useful information to cover your needs.
Well, if you are looking for resources on instructional design, I've got you covered. On this page I am sharing with you my collection of "go to" places when I am building training courses. Keep an eye on it as I add to it constantly.
Color Palletes


My two favorite site for color palletes are:

Coolors - You can create a free account and save your color schemes, keep the organized with names and tags. You can even export them in formats like PNG and PDF. Believe me, these color combinations work great and can save you a lot of time.


Materialpalette - A pallete generator website that I use pretty often. You pick to colors and then you get a very nice palette that you can play with in your courses.

Free pictures, they are indispendable for learning design. A well chosen picture can speak more than words so we'd better choose the best ones. When I have limited budget, this is the place to go for free photos:

Pixabay - You can get from here lots of photos, vectors and illustrations.




Canva - The system is an online design platform that allows a user to create and design images to put on your blog, Powerpoint, or create a save the date for weddings or birthdays. They have templates for all styles of design to meet just about any need. The best thing it’s free for the most part. They will try to charge on certain fonts or images that they have on the site but other than that it’s great!

Flaticon - Lots of free icons available in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD and BASE 64 formats.

Freepick - Free vectors. Make sure you have installed (and learn how to use)a vector graphics editor, like Illustrator or Inskape, otherwise it will be hard to personalize the vector's colors, text and more.


Videvo - Founded by Tom Limb, has a huge library of free stock videos and motion graphics. Currently, they have over 3600 HD video, it’s steadily growing and becoming one of the go-to websites for stock videos.

Pexels - Pexels has a huge collection of quality pictures and CC0 license videos, which you can download free and use it as your landing page video or in any commercial projects.  Despite being free the quality of their video is  brilliant.


Articulate Tempshare - Free storage for up to 10 days. 

Amazon S3 - Gives you 5GB of free storage which is usually more than enough if you just want to build a portfolio or share projects with customers. It's the method I use and prefer the best. Getting access to amazin s3 could be a bit tricky, but here's a great article that can help you understand how it works.

Articulate Storyline Tutorials

How to customize your Storyline Player colors - Quick Reference Diagram here.

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© Liliana Cotoara 2016

Instructional Designer in Vancouver