Although the Sketch app was designed for screen, you can set up a standard 8.5x11 page template. This video shows you how.
- [Instructor] Although most instructor and student guides…are produced in a word processing program…or a page layout program…it's possible to start with a template in Sketch…and then export it for use in another program.…So to set up a template we'll need to make an artboard…the dimensions of a standard page of eight and 1/2 by 11.…So I'll start a new file in Sketch.…Sketch is really a designer's tool,…but it's simple enough and not overly complex,…so that it's an excellent choice for instructional designers…who need some graphical editing capabilities,…but not quite everything that some of the larger programs,…like Photoshop and Illustrator offer.…
So with that in mind, it's designed primarily…for web applications for screen design.…That's not to say we can't use it…for eight and 1/2 by 11 pages,…but that's not a built-in template.…So what we can do, since 72 pixels equals one inch,…which goes back to 72 DPI,…but we won't go into the history of it.…I'll just give you the shortcut.…An eight and 1/2 by 11 piece of paper…
In this course, John-Paul Ballard shows you how Sketch fits into your curriculum design workflow. He demonstrates how to use the design features to make icons, shapes, and tables. Then, he takes you right into practical uses, showing you how to make a rubric, a syllabus, a handout, and how to save these as reusable templates. He also discusses how layout and intuitive design improves the user experience for your learners and is complementary to an instructional systems design workflow.
- User experience (UX)
- Instructional systems design (ISD)
- Using artboards and vectors
- Creating icons and text
- Using Sketch templates
- Creating your own templates
- Making a printable handout
- Creating a grading rubric
- Organizing assets
- Creating a course syllabus