Instructional Design Storyboard Template

Create a storyboard for your next elearning course with this ready-to-use storyboard template. 

Attach course content, structure your learning flow and quickly create a blueprint for your next online course or instructional design project.

Created by James Smart – SessionLab


When should you use this instructional design storyboard template?

In this collection of 4 elearning storyboard templates, you’ll find everything you need to quickly start creating an effective storyboard for your next instructional design project.

You’ll find:

  • a simple two-column instructional design storyboard format with space for all common storyboarding elements
  • an elearning storyboard format suitable for quizzes and branching scenario elearning projects
  • an instructional design storyboard format based on Gagne’s 9 events of instruction
  • an instructional design storyboard format based on Merill’s 5 principles of instruction
Every instructional designer and project is different, so please adjust the storyboard template and various headings to your needs.

In these templates, you’ll find color-coding based on Gagne’s 9 events of instruction (my preferred instructional design framework) though feel free to alter the categorization to meet your needs.

Want to learn more about how to create a storyboard? Check out our complete guide to storyboarding.

Who is it for?

This template was created to help instructional designers quickly and easily create effective storyboards for their elearning projects. 

It’s based on a sum of my own experience creating storyboards for various clients and many instructional design best practices. I hope it helps!

Check out the complete template which includes a step-by-step storyboard with space for course content, technical instructions, images and more

About the author

James Smart

James Smart is Head of Content at SessionLab. He’s facilitated workshops and designed elearning experiences for places including the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing. 

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