As per Wikipedia ,Infographics (a clipped compound of “information” and “graphics”) are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. Simply put an infographic, is a creative way to depict large chunks of information using creative icons and images.

Infographics play a crucial role in any e-learning course design to improve the cognitive abilities of the learners by simplifying the presentation of content in a manner, which can be easily learned and consumed. They also ease the learning process by helping learners understand any trends or patterns in the content.

Having recognized the benefits of infographics in e-learning, it’s only natural that we should seek tools and ways to create infographics that make our e-learning courses stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Let’s take a look at how to create infographics with the best tools available online.

1.Infogr.am

Infogr.am is one of the speediest tools you can use to create infographics.It has the ability to create and edit charts of any kind.

Infogr.am claims that you can publish and embed your first work within minutes of signing up with Facebook or Twitter. You can also upload MS Excel or CSV files and edit it in the excel compatible page.

2.Canva

Canva is an infographic maker that will start out with a brief tutorial to acquaint you with their program.It aims to train both designers and non-designers to come up with cool and creative stuff.

You get full control over how your infographics look, and there are no limits on how big or small you can make your infographics to be, everything is adjustable to your own specifications.

It has a wide library of images of which many are freely available and others at minimum cost.

3.Piktochart

Piktochart has over 400 fully customizable themes with retina-ready images, objects, graphs, and colors you can edit and adjust according to your preference. It makes creating infographics a pleasurable experience.

4.Visme.co

Visme allows you to create interactive presentations, infographics, ad banners, animations, customer layouts, and more. It has an extensive library full of templates, shapes, icons, and objects to choose from.

The basic version of this tool is offered at no cost, so you can start making free infographics in no time!

5.Easel.ly

Easel.ly features thousands of free infographic templates and design objects which users can customize to create and share their visual ideas online.

Using the site is as easy as dragging and dropping design elements, and users can either choose a template from the extensive library, or they can upload their own background image and start from scratch.

6.Creately

Creately is not only a diagramming tool but also a tool that works for teams requiring real-time collaboration. Creately will let you create and style smart shapes, diagrams, connectors, and more to gather information in one compact space.

7.Chartsbin

ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data. It is a  free online solution that allows you to create interactive maps.

With such a variety of easily available options to choose from, don’t forget to use infographics for your next e-learning course development.  We are confident that you will enjoy making them and your learners will enjoy learning with them!

Happy e-learning!