Dials are one of the more versatile interactions in Storyline, as you may have seen in Articulate’s E-Learning Challenge #151: Using Interactive Dials and Knobs in E-Learning. But did you know that dials can also be used in other creative ways, even if the learner never directly interacts with them? In a recent custom virtual training session, a student asked if a dial could be used to look like a timer on her question slide. Not only can this be done, but it can be accomplished easier than you might
During Storyline training, we learn how to customize a course to ensure that learners view all the content on each slide. Depending on the situation and the type of content, there are a variety of strategies that can be used. One question that is often raised is, “How do I ensure my learners view all of the interactive content on a slide before moving on?” That’s a pretty popular question and David Anderson does a great job explaining how to do that HERE. However, sometimes the request is more specific.
The user’s understanding of the subject matter is the chief objective when building e-Learning. Still, once we are positive that we have built something in which communication of the material is effective, there’s still that lingering element that every designer always covets: a little magic, otherwise known as the Wow Factor. One way that we like to play magicians at Yukon Learning is by crafting our own custom slide transitions, outside of what Storyline already offers. For example, the learner selects an object, and the items on screen linger for
Although not used as often, the “=NotAssignment” (also known as “Toggle”) variable/trigger can be a great way to help you create engaging interactions for your learners! I was recently asked about a potential use for this trigger in class and, although there are other ways you could use it, I came up with the following example. We’re hopeful that this example and blog post not only accomplishes my goal of showing the use of the trigger, but also succeeds in wishing you Happy Holidays! One Button vs. Two Buttons A
Quite often in class, and in actual development, you’ve made something super awesome on the slide, and you need more of it. This could be buttons, shapes, markers, text boxes–you name it! And shortcuts are a great way to cut down development time. Make it once, make sure it works and looks the way you expect it to, then DUPLICATE it! One of our trainers even has the catch phrase, “Make it great, then duplicate!” During the training, we must copy and paste a thousand times! Okay, maybe that’s exaggerating