Flipchart Objects

Recreate flip chart activities with ease
building an excellent learning experience in Colltrain

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Why use a flip chart?

Flip charts have been around since the early 1900s and are still the most popular tool for training and education.

They are a great tool to use in training sessions, are easy to write on, making them perfect for brainstorming and note-taking, and can be used as a visual aid to help illustrate concepts and ideas.

According to a recent survey, the Flipchart Master Activity is the one that powers more than 85% of remote training activities developed by trainers in Colltrain.

1. Notes

Capture IDEAS quickly!

Boost your team’s creativity, engagement, and learning by using sticky notes for experiential training.

  • Experiment with 19 colours, 4 shapes and three sizes
  • Automatically generate notes from a list of ideas
  • Control text formatting
  • Drop-in magnets and icons to get a visual touch to your notes

Notes are by far the most used objects with a flipchart

2. Text Boxes

go BIG with your headlines!

  • Useful for building large headlines with transparent background
  • Similar to Notes in terms of behaviour
  • Five font types are available
  • Font size ranges from 10px to 140px

3. Icons

Provide VISUAL impact!

Icons are a perfect way to represent ideas visually because they’re minimalistic while still providing the perfect visual balance to offset your content. 

  • Icons come in 18 colours for freedom of choice
  • Over 2000+ icons from Font Awesome
  • Completely resizable for better visual options

They are a great part of any designer’s toolkit

4. Magnets

Sort ideas, outline and emphasize!

Magnets are single-character objects that come in two styles: default and tile, meant to create focus and command attention. Very useful when it comes to creating letter tiles.

5. Shapes

get BOLD with your designs

Many activity designs may require you to draw some geometrical shapes, choose from one of the six shapes available: square, triangle, circle, oval, rhombus and pentagon.

  • Change the width and style of the border
  • Use vibrant colours
  • Tweak the aspect with values, levels of opacity and built-in effects (blur, drop shadow, turbulence, bevelled, scatter

Using shapes may save you a great deal of time as you won’t need to include graphical design apps in your workflow

6. Images


Photos are far more likely to engage your participants than text alone. That old saying of “a picture is worth a thousand words” has never been more true than it is in online activities.

  • Store images with your activity using “Activity Files”
  • Upload from your computer, from a web link or directly from Unsplash.com
  • Use images as background for flip-chart or for object sets
  • Create themed collections to include images in object sets
  • Easily design game-like activities: Jigsaw Puzzles, Picture talk, Mix-and-Match and many others

Using Colltrain Flipchart Objects gets addictive!

Colltrain is a great solution for me as a trainer to make my online workshops more interactive and fun.
I recommend it to everyone who wants to improve their online training”
Peter Kulcsar
Managing Partner persolog Hungary and Romania

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