15 Places To Find The Best Elearning Templates (Paid and Free)

Do you want to save time on the development of your next elearning project? Then elearning templates are the solution for you.

I know from all my experience building elearning courses in Captivate and Storyline that a well-designed elearning template makes it really easy for you to build your elearning course and edit your slides. And on top of that, a well-designed template will make your slides and elearning course look good.

So in this article, I’ll share my tips where you can find the best free and paid elearning templates for Adobe Captivate, Lectora and Articulate Storyline that you can use in your next project.

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What are elearning templates?

Elearning templates are pre-designed and pre-programmed files for authoring tools like Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Templates save you lots of instructional and graphical design time and lots of development time because you don't have to reinvent the wheel for every slide in your course that you build.

Elearning design templates contain the following items:

  • Pre defined fonts for all text objects.
  • Predefined Colors for al visual objects.
  • Layouts for different page types.
  • Design elements like backgrounds and other assets.

Articulate Storyline elearning templates

Why are templates useful?

Now you know what elearning template is, let's have a look at why there so extremely useful to use them in your next e-learning project.

  1. You can develop elearning much faster

Much of the thinking about fonts, colors, and layouts are already done for you. You can directly start writing your elearning storyboard and develop assets for your elearning course. You can skip several phases in your development process and deliver your elearning courses much quicker.

  1. You'll have less errors in your elearning courses

You don't have to build your elearning course from scratch when you're using elearning course templates so you can't make mistakes when building the different interactions for your course like drag and drops or multiple-choice questions.

And if you'll buy templates from the resources that we're gonna cover later on in this article you'll have the guarantee that all functionalities have been tested and are working. You'll only have to insert texts, images, audio, and maybe videos and you're good to go.

  1. Elearning courses are easier to adapt

When you're creating your elearning course with templates it's much easier to change the corporate identity. If you work with templates in your elearning course you'll have a master slide in Articulate Storyline that's the instance the company logo on a master slide. Also, the fonts and colors that are used for your course are linked to the master slide.

If you'll make an adjustment on the master slide in your course this change is automatically implemented throughout your module. If you had built your course from scratch there was the possibility that you had to make adjustments on several places and accidentally forgot something ore something went wrong.

Information: Other authoring tools like Adobe Captivate and Lectora Publisher don't work with master slides but work with the same principle, You can adjust a logo or fonts and colors on one place and Captivate or Lectora automatically makes adjustments in your whole course.

15 best places to find free and paid elearning templates

By now you know that elearning templates help you speed up your productivity and improve the overall quality of your elearning course. Now let's see what the places are where you can find the best templates.

1. Elearningbrothers.com
2. Fastercourse.com
3. Elearninglocker.com
4. Elearning Chips
5. Elearning Art
6. Elearning Dom
7. Rapid Elearning templates
8. Elearning Heroes
9. Elearning.net
10. elearningtemplates.org
11. Elearning Designer
12. Free Powerpoint Templates Design
13. Template Monster
14. PowerPointify
15. SlidesGo

Let’s start with the paid templates. The next 7 results are places where you can find different premium elearning templates bundles

1. Elearningbrothers.com

Elearning Brothers is probably one of the most famous names around in the elearning world. They have over 1,500 eLearning Templates Including Interactions, elearning game templates, Scenario templates, Quiz templates, and elearning design templates for all the popular e-learning tools. They support:

  • Articulate Storyline 3 and Storyline 360
  • Lectora 18 and Lectora Online
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Camtasia
  • Microsoft Powerpoint.

Elearning Brothers Elearning templates

Next to elearning templates, Elearning brothers offers subscriptions for cutout people, stock assets, PowerPoint graphics, and icons.

Pricing

  • Elearning Brothers pricing for the elearning templates is $499 as an annual subscription for one designer.
  • Elearning brothers also offers a subscription for their whole Asset Library Package (including templates, cutout people, assets, PowerPoint graphics, and icons) for an annual price of $1500. You'll save $445 if you should purchase all parts separately
  • Elearning Brothers has a 30-day free trial where you can download some templates to test them out and see if you want to purchase the Elearning Brothers paid template subscription.

2. FasterCourse.com

FasterCourse is an e-learning company located in Latvia and exists since 2014. The Fastercourse template subscription offers:

  • 782 Articulate Storyline templates and games
  • 875 Adobe Captivate templates and games
  • 503 Trivantis Lectora templates and games
  • 600 e-learning character images on a transparent background.

FasterCourse Elearning templates

The FasterCourse templates are in my opinion the best-designed templates on this list and really easy to adjust. Every template zip file contains:

  • an Adobe Illustrator file with different items from the screen interface so that you can change them. If you don't have Adobe illustrator you can use Gravit designer.
  • 2 Storyline files a .story file and a story template file.

Pricing

The price for the FasterCourse template library is $499 per year. For this price, you have 1-year Free access to all of the new stuff FasterCourse will develop over the next 12 months at no additional cost.

If you want a preview on the FasterCourse elearning templates you can download some free templates so that you can try the templates in a test project

FasterCourse Elearning Course Templates

Next to the standard elearning templates FasterCourse also offers course templates on several subjects, like:

  • Sales Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Negotiation process
  • Negotiation skills
  • Business ethics
  • Workplace harassment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Data protection
  • Fire Safety
  • Efficient meetings
  • Manual handling

 

These course templates are off the shelf courses developed by the instructional designers of FasterCourse. The nice thing about the course templates is that you get access to the source files of the complete course so you can adjust the course exactly to your company's specific rules and regulations.

You can buy a single course template for  $299, you can also purchase the whole library for $1099 or there is an enterprise option for $2999 that includes all course templates and 20 hours custom development time by the FasterCourse team to customize the course templates to your liking and you'll get 2h live training on how to use and customize the course templates.

3. Elearninglocker.com

For more technical templates you've come to the right place at Elearning Locker. E-learning locker offers 89 different kinds of Articulate Storyline templates for Storyline 3 and Storyline 360. They have:

  • Course templates
  • Interactive components
  • Knowledge checks, Games and assessments,
  • Layouts

Elearning Locker Elearning templates

in the paid Elearning Locker template subscription you can find interactions like a working calculator, a working clock, spin the wheel assessment, and much more.

Elearninglocker.com also offers some free templates such as a working stopwatch, a rotating layout. You can find them here

Pricing

You can download the freebie content at no cost. For the other templates, Elearning Locker has two plans. A monthly plan and an annual plan. The monthly plan is $35 per month. The yearly plan is $290  per year. For both plans, you can cancel any time you want.

4. Elearning Chips

Elearning Chips is a platform where contributors can sell their own e-learning templates. They offer elearning templates and course starter templates for Articulate Storyline, Lectora Publisher, and Adobe Captive.

They currently have 1876 interaction templates, 129-course starter templates, and over 6000 assets that you can use in your next elearning course.

Elearning Chips templates support:

  • Articulate Storyline 2,3 and 360
  • Adobe Captivate 9 and up
  • Lectora 16 and up

Elearning Chips Elearning templates

Pricing

On Elearning Chips you can buy a single course starter templates from $19 and a single elearning template from $3. If you want access to the templates at once you can subscribe to a template bundle for your favorite authoring tool. The template bundles are priced at $199 and valid for one year. You can download up to 50 templates per month.

You can also subscribe to a combined bundle with elearning templates and cutout people in it. These bundles are $299 per year and have a download limit of 150 items per month.

5. Elearning Art

Elearning Art has more than 1000 template slides that you can use in your next elearning course.

Elearning Art templates are PowerPoint-based. So you don't need Adobe Photoshop are another graphical program to adjust the templates. You can adjust the templates in PowerPoint and import them to your favorite Authoring tool.

Next to the templates an Elearning Art subscription also contains:

  • 50,000+ Photo Character Images
  • 6,000+ Illustrated Characters
  • 5,000 Graphics

Elearning Art Elearning templates

Pricing

Elearning Art has two membership types.

  • A standard membership type for $24.99 per month when billed annually.
  • A premium membership for $49.99 per month when billed annually.

The Standard membership is for 1 user and is limited up to 100 downloads per month. The premium membership is for an unlimited amount of users and contains an unlimited amount of downloads.

6. Elearning Dom

ElearningDom has elearning templates and course starters packs available for Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.

Elearning Dom has more than 100 Adobe Captivate slide templates and more than 800 Articulate Storyline templates. Both from list templates to scenario templates and assessment templates.

Elearning Dom Elearning templates

Elearning Dom also offers 20-course starters. The course starters are a set of templates designed in the same look and feel. Unfornutaly they are only available for use in Articulate Storyline and not for Adobe Captivate.

Pricing

Elearning Dom offers 2 Packs. Individual Packs and a Business Pack.

  • The Individual Pack is priced at $237 per year and can be used by one user.
  • The Business Pack is priced at $697 per year and can be used by 5 users. Both packs offer Unlimited downloads, Instant Access, and Free updates.

7. Rapidelearningtemplates.com

Elearning Art has more than 1000 template slides that you can use in your next elearning course.

Elearning Art templates are PowerPoint-based. So you don't need Adobe Photoshop are another graphical program to adjust the templates. You can adjust the templates in PowerPoint and import them to your favorite Authoring tool.

Next to the templates an Elearning Art subscription also contains:

  • 50,000+ Photo Character Images
  • 6,000+ Illustrated Characters
  • 5,000 Graphics

Elearning Art Elearning templates

Pricing

Elearning Art has two membership types.

  • Standard membership type for $24.99 per month when billed annually.
  • Premium membership for $49.99 per month when billed annually.

The Standard membership is for 1 user and is limited up to 100 downloads per month. The premium membership is for an unlimited amount of users and contains an unlimited amount of downloads.

Free eLearning Templates

Next to paid templates, there are some places on the internet where you can find free elearning templates. Check always if you want to download a free template if you can use it for commercial use. Is this not the case, then you can use the free elearning templates always for inspiration for your next elearning project.

8. Elearning Heroes

Elearning Heroes is the community for all the Articulate Products. On the Heroes community, you'll find discussions about the Articulate products, lots of inspiration, and elearning templates created by the community members.

Elearning Heroes

Community members created interaction templates ranging from flashcard interactions to elearning game templates. There's also a large collection of PowerPoint templates

9. Elearning.net

Elearning.net is a custom elearning company, and they offer elearning backgrounds, characters, job aids, and off course elearning templates. Elearning.net has free templates for:

  • Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate Storyline
  • Lectora Publisher

Elearning.net Elearning templates

You can find an overview of the templates here. You must sign in with your LinkedIn id to download the templates on e-learning.net. You can download 5 files per day.

10. Elearningtemplates.org

On elearningtemplates.org you can find 9 examples of Articulate Storyline templates created by different people in the Storyline community. You can download the templates from the template download section from the Articulate Elearning Heroes forum.

11. Elearning Designer

Elearning designer is the personal website of Montse Anderson. She is an active member of the Elearning Hero forum and is an e-learning Hero.

ElearningDesigner Elearnin templates

On the elearning designer website, you can find several elearning templates that Montse created. Do you want to see more of her templates check her Elearning Heroes profile here

Powerpoint Templates For Elearning

Next to templates for authoring tools there are also elearning PowerPoint templates that you can use as a starting point for your next elearning course.

12. Free Powerpoint Templates Design

Free Powerpoint Template Design has more than 700 great looking Powerpoint templates in 15 different categories. They offer templates in 4:3 and 16:9 ratio.

Free Powerpoint templates

What you should be aware of when downloading a template is that the images used in the example are not included. You can easily add your own images to the image's placeholders. All the backgrounds are included in the PowerPoint file.

13. Template Monster

TemplateMonster is the marketplace where you can buy all kinds of templates for your business. Next to Shopify and WordPress templates, Template Monster has over 4,600 PowerPoint templates. in different categories.

TemplateMonster powerpoint templates

You can browse the templates for inspiration or buy a template, change it to your wishes and upload it in your favorite authoring tool.

Pricing

TemplateMonster offers PowerPoint templates from $9 dollars up to $55 dollars.

14. PowerPointify

PowerPointify has free PowerPoint templates in 19 categories. Because of the look and feel of the website it can sometimes take some effort to find a suitable template which you can use as a basis for your elearning course.

Powerpointify elearning templates

But if you take a moment you can certainly find templates you can use to make elearning out of.

15. SlidesGo

SlidesGo is a website created by Freepikcompany. They have websites where you can find free stock photos and icons. On SlidesGo Freepik has collected a big pile of Google Slides themes and Powerpoint templates that you can use in your elearning course and they are 100% Free for any use.

What's very handy is that on SlidesGo you can search by color and by style, and browse different categories for the right template.