Elevate Your Learners’ Online Experiences to the Next Level

Partner with an Award-Winning Instructional Designer to Transform Your eLearning Strategy

Revitalize Your eLearning Approach

Harness the innovative power of my instructional design expertise to revolutionize your eLearning offerings. With a focus on bringing cutting-edge technology and unique storytelling to life, I offer a transformative approach to education. My services are designed to meet the distinct requirements of your organization, ensuring that each educational solution is as unique as your learners. By collaborating closely, we can create eLearning experiences that are not only engaging but also deeply impactful, fostering a rich learning environment for both businesses and universities. Let’s work together to craft unforgettable educational journeys.

A Decade of Expertise at Your Service

  • Utilize insights and methodologies derived from a Master of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia to inform and elevate all aspects of eLearning design and development
  • Elevate instructional design with a blend of cutting-edge technology and creative storytelling
  • Innovate eLearning with interactive, immersive content using Articulate Storyline, Rise, and AI-enhanced tools
  • Specialize in branched scenarios for practical learning and decision-making skills enhancement
  • Expert in creating green screen videos and engaging online courses that captivate learners
  • Provide tailored, cost-effective solutions for businesses and universities to boost learner engagement
  • Design custom-made modules that significantly enhance learning effectiveness
  • Commit to meeting the unique educational needs of each organization and its learners

Immerse Yourself in a Branching AI Scenario With Storyline

Test your communications skills and see if you can avoid being drawn in to a long, unproductive conversation with a friendly gray-haired avatar

Branching Scenarios With AI

Articulate Storyline 360 Demo

Realistic avatars – like those from Synthesia – are perfect for creating immersive learning activities where students make choices in realistic situations and safely learn from their mistakes. Because avatars cost less than human talent, these eLearning activities are economical while providing a high level of engagement and interactivity. To check it out, please tap/click on either the Demo (below left) or the image above

Ready for the Next Generation
of eLearning Design?

Discover how AI-enhanced learning activities can boost engagement by up to 50% and reduce costs by as much as 30%.

Consummate Creator of Captivating and Compelling Content

Specializing in Articulate Storyline & Rise, Camtasia, Adobe Suite,  AI-Assisted Media, Interactive Videos, Branching Scenarios, Green Screen Simulations, and Audacious Alliterations 🙂

Camtasia and Premiere Pro for Interactive Videos with Navigation Buttons and a Table of Contents

Not AI – But Flyin’ High!

This interactive video demonstrates two methods for launching drones, some basic drone navigation techniques, and a safe method for landing. By providing a Table of Contents and clearly labelled navigation buttons, it also allows viewers to navigate to any segment they want to watch.

 

Articulate Rise for Microlearning with AI-Assisted Videos

Interactive Videos with Navigation Buttons

Another great tool from Articulate is the online course authoring app, Rise 360, which enables instructional designers to create a course in no time at all!

 

What People are Saying

“Gary is an absolute rock star and genius. It has been an exciting learning journey working with him.”

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“Gary is an absolute rock star and genius, it has been an exciting learning journey working with him and seeing his creative brilliance in action.”

Alicia Peters
Director of Corporate Initiatives, First West Credit Union

“Thanks for looking at ways to meet learning needs in a flexible and agile way – it worked!”

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I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how impressed I was with the Teams training! It was so helpful and easy to understand…Thanks for looking at ways to meet learning needs in a flexible and agile way – it worked!

Launi Skinner
Chief Executive Officer, First West Credit Union

“He is SO talented! We are very fortunate to have his expertise and experience.”

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Gary is our instructional designer who worked on this learning and he is SO talented! We are very fortunate to have his expertise and experience.

Liz Bailey-Connor
Chief People & Culture Officer, First West Credit Union

“Not just an instructional designer but an innovator who inspired others to step out of their comfort zones and explore new ways of teaching…”

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I had the opportunity to hire Gary and watch him thrive as an L&D Advisor. His unique approach to instructional design, characterized by creativity, humour, and engagement, brought a fresh perspective to our team and raised our collective bar. Gary was not just an instructional designer but an innovator who inspired others to step out of their comfort zones and explore new ways of teaching and learning…. His dedication to creating effective and compelling eLearning materials was unwavering.

Debbie Wilson
Manager – Learning & Development, First West Credit Union

“His creativity, technical prowess, and unique approach to instructional design made a significant impact on our team.”

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I had the pleasure of working with Gary Bartanus at First West Credit Union, where his creativity, technical prowess, and unique approach to instructional design made a significant impact on our team. Gary’s ability to inject fun and creativity into his work made learning an engaging and enjoyable experience for everyone. I am confident that Gary will continue to bring his innovative perspective and strong technical skills to his next role.

Tyler Heshka
Learning and Development Advisor, First West Credit Union

“This was the best Module I have taken in my 20 years here, and there have been some great ones”

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I just finished Module 1 for Federal Continuance and I am obsessed with Gary!…this was the best Module I have taken in my 20 years here, and there have been some great ones over the years!

Susan Coulson
Director of Special Accounts, First West Credit Union

“Gary is an exceptional talent in the field of instructional design. Working with him was a joy.”

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Gary is an exceptional talent in the field of instructional design. Working with him was a joy, his passion for creativity and his ability to bring humour into eLearning courses made every project a delightful journey. Gary is always eager to learn and improve, demonstrating his dedication to his craft. His creativity is unmatched and his unique approach to designing educational content has left a lasting mark on our team. I wholeheartedly recommend Gary for his unique talent and creative spirit.

Alycia Rodgers
Senior Advisor – Learning, First West Credit Union

“I love the enthusiasm and fun put into this module – especially the hockey commentary during the quiz section.”

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I love the enthusiasm and fun you put into this module – especially the hockey commentary during the quiz section!

Shelley Besse
Chief Credit Officer, First West Credit Union

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Camtasia and Premiere Pro for Engaging Green Screen Simulations that Engage eLearners

Next Level Training Videos

Charged with the task of revitalizing my organization’s online courses, I brought such innovations as video feedback for quiz results, professional voice-overs, and chroma key (green screen) videos to the L&D Team. The resulting increases in learner engagement were extraordinary! This is an excerpt from a course that had a completion rate of over 98.6% of our 1200+ employees. Mouse over the image to see the before and after effects. Tap/click on either the image or the button to view a demonstration video.

 

AI-Assisted Introduction Videos for Moodle and other Learning Management Systems

Use Avatars to Cut Costs and Increase Productivity in L&D

Introducing our cutting-edge technology – an AI-powered video created exclusively for our Moodle site. Watch as this innovative tool brings learning to life, engaging and captivating learners like never before.

 

Two More Awesome Video Quizzes:

Crafted with Storyline, Camtasia, & Premiere Pro to Transform Passive Viewers into Active Learners

Articulate Storyline Video Quiz - Powered by Camtasia and Premiere Pro

Repurposing Useful Content

This interactive Storyline slide is an adaptation of a short video posted on YouTube by Digital Learning Pills International. It’s an example of how one can find excellent Creative Commons content and repurpose it for engaging microlearning activities.

 

TechSmith Camtasia Video Quiz

Videos with Integrated Quizzes

This video features embedded quiz questions that prompt learners to self-check their own understanding of key content (formative assessment). It can be hosted in either an ordinary website or in a Learning Management System with SCORM tracking so responses can be used for summative assessment.

 

More Videos To Elevate Learner Engagement

Interactive Video with Navigation

This video demonstrates two methods for launching drones, some basic drone navigation techniques, and a safe method for landing. It also allows viewers to navigate to any segment they want to watch. Tap on the image to view the video.

Interactive Video with Quiz

This video features embedded quiz questions that prompt learners to self-check their own understanding of key content (formative assessment). It can be hosted in either an ordinary website or a Learning Management System with SCORM tracking so responses can be used for summative assessment. Tap on the image to interact with the video.

Interactive Video with Articulate Storyline

This interactive Storyline slide is an adaptation of a short video posted on YouTube by Digital Learning Pills International. It’s an example of how one can find excellent Creative Commons content and repurpose it for engaging microlearning activities. Tap on the image to view the video.

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