Crash Course In Infographics with Easelly
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Crash Course In Infographics with Easelly

Learn to communicate visually without any design experience!
4.3 (63 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,732 students enrolled
Created by Dinah Ramirez
Last updated 6/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Ways to represent and communicate ideas in a visual way.
  • Choosing the best type of infographic design template for your needs.
  • Tips to generate ideas for an infographic.
  • Advice on gathering information and data from credible and authoritative resources.
  • A simple approach to creating a draft or outline for your infographic.
  • How to use Easelly to create and design an infographic.
  • Ways to share your infographics with your intended audience.
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Requirements
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet (to access Easelly's Online Design Tool)
  • An Easelly Basic Account (Sign-up is Free)
  • Optional: Easelly PRO Account (Easelly Pro will be used for demonstration purposes in this course)
  • A FREE 2 Week Trial of Easelly Pro is provided in this course so that you can use all the tools and features during this course.
  • A need or desire to design and express ideas visually in a simple way!
Description

This course is for anyone who needs to convey a thought, idea or concept in an easy-to-follow visual form.  By the end of this course you’ll be able to create a beautiful infographic using Easelly and also be able to share your informative visuals with your intended audience!  

We’ll go over infographic basics and the key steps to building an infographic. We’ll also walk you through designing your own infographic using Easelly’s design tool and even provide you with some strategies and tips on how to market your infographic.

This course is ideal for educators, students, business owners, and professionals  who need to present a lesson, research, proposal, a process, instructions, a concept, or even a solution in a  visual way.

Who is the target audience?
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Business Owners
  • Professionals
  • Anyone who needs to convey a thought, lesson plan, or concept in an easy-to-follow visual form, but may not have the design knowledge and experience.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Infographic Basics
4 Lectures 10:10

Welcome to Crash Course In Infographics with Easel.ly where you will learn how to communicate visually without any design experience!  I’m Dinah, and I work at Easel.ly as a Customer Success Trainer where I facilitate learning experiences for our users.

We designed this course for anyone who needs to convey a thought, idea or concept in an easy-to-follow visual form.  By the end of this course, you’ll be able to create an infographic using Easel.ly and also be able to share your informative visuals with your intended audience!  

We’ll go over infographic basics and the key steps to building an infographic. We’ll also walk you through designing your own infographic using Easel.ly’s design tool and even provide you with some strategies and tips on how to market your infographic!

This course is ideal for educators, students, business owners, and professionals who need to present a lesson, research, proposal, a process, instructions, a concept, or even a solution in a visual way.  If you are hesitant about creating infographics because of your limited design or technology skills, consider this:

Easel.ly received the award of Best Websites for Teaching and Learning from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). They commended Easel.ly for being user-friendly, intuitive, and simple enough that even a child in the 6th grade could successfully navigate the site and design their infographic without any adult assistance!

With that said, feel free to take a look through the course description, and we’ll see you inside!

Welcome to the course!
01:25

Infographics are insanely popular today, with the number of available images increasing by 1% every single day! But where did infographics come from and how did they get to be so popular?

The History of Infographics
04:18

Wondering why you should even go through the process of creating an infographic? Or why bother taking the time to convert your text based content to visuals? Watch this lecture to learn the the importance of visual communication!

Why is visual communication important?
01:53

So you have your idea and you're probably wondering, "What type of infographic design will best represent and communicate your information?"  In this lecture, we'll explore 7 common types of infographics and you'll be able to choose the best one for your information!

7 Common Types of Infographics
02:34
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Building an Infographic
3 Lectures 08:26

You may already have a ton of ideas for an infographic that you would like to create.  But for many of us, we may need some help getting started with generating ideas. We'll provide you with 5 suggestions for brainstorming ideas and you'll be able to generate a winning idea for an infographic in no time!

How to Come Up with a Winning Idea for an Infographic
02:44

Collecting information and data is a crucial and necessary step in the infographic building process.  But, not all data and information is created equal, so you want to make sure you are using authoritative, credible, and accurate sources that will back up your idea, question, claim, results, or expertise on a topic.  

By the end of this lecture, you'll

  • know where to go to get started with your research
  • be able to determine if your sources are reliable or not
Gathering Your Information, Data and Sources
04:27

To save time and sanity, you NEED to create a rough draft before you start creating.  By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to create a simple draft that organizes your information and provides a flow to your content.

Creating a Rough Draft for Your Infographic
01:15
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Using Easel.ly to Design and Share Your Infographic
5 Lectures 16:24

In this lecture, we'll walk through the steps of getting started with Easel.ly to design your infographic

After completing this lecture, you'll be able to: 

  • sign-up and log-in to Easel.ly to get started
  • select an infographic template for your purposes
  • customize templates to make it your very own
Getting Started With Easel.ly
03:54

You will need to add icons, text, and maybe even media if you are starting with a blank canvas or in order to go beyond what a template offers. 

By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to easily add:

  • Text
  • Objects (icons and graphics)
  • Stock Images 
  • YouTube Videos
Adding Images, Text and Media
04:34

If you've collected data that you need to include in your infographic, you'll want to create a custom chart or graph to display it!  

By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to 

  • add a chart or graph to your infographic using data you've collected 
  • customize it to match your infographic color scheme
Adding Charts or Graphs
01:24

This lecture will discuss basic design tips and tricks that will really make your infographics and visuals unique and more polished! And also save you time! By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to 

  • work with text boxes effectively to enhance your design
  • change the color of icons to match your color scheme
  • layer objects to add depth or create sections to break-up content
  • clone objects easily and quickly to save time
  • draw lines, steps, and arrows to guide you reader along and make connections between information
Tips for Customization
03:17

Our designers have compiled a checklist for your infographic creation adventures. As you create your infographic, you can check off each of these points along the way! We even included some tips on how to best download and share your infographic! 

Checking Your Infographic Quality and Getting It Seen!
03:15
About the Instructor
Dinah Ramirez
4.3 Average rating
63 Reviews
2,732 Students
1 Course
Customer Success - Trainer @ Easelly

I'm a customer success trainer, webinar producer, and product expert at Easelly. I provide learning experiences to Easelly’s user community along with helping businesses and professionals communicate visually with their customers, clients, and audiences!  I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan in Sociology and Applied Statistics along with an MBA from Wayne State University.