During a recent Rapid e-Learning Design course, one of my students asked if it would be possible to create a “parking lot” space where her learners could write notes as they went through the course. She also asked if they would then be able to see a summary of those notes at the end of the course and print them for their review. Although there are many different ways to design something like this, most options will likely involve some use of text variables. After doing some further experimenting in
Getting started on an e-Learning project can sometimes be more intimidating than building the course itself. We typically begin with content of some kind…be it in the form of a PowerPoint from an Instructor-Led Training (ILT), a .pdf of an instruction manual, or a paper workbook. If we’re lucky, we might also have a style guide or some notes from the Subject Matter Expert (SME) about expectations. But how do we turn those artifacts into a course? And more importantly, how do we keep everything straight once we start on
I love the scrolling panel in Storyline…Is there a way to make it automatically scroll? This is a great question! We liked this question so much, in fact, that we’ve now added the solution to our workshop materials. Let’s jump right into how to build the auto-scrolling panel, and then we’ll look at some possible use cases. Building the Scrolling Panel 1. Insert a Scrolling Panel Tip: Keep in mind that the scrolling panel may cover your content, so you’ll want to make sure it’s out of the way.
Have you ever been to software training or participated in a virtual webinar where you can’t see the screen very well? Or, you can’t see the facilitator’s mouse when they ask you to “click here”? We’ve probably ALL been there! So frustrating, right?! Well, this question gets asked in EVERY SINGLE CLASS I facilitate…every single one. And it’s not even an Articulate question…it’s a facilitator question: “What software do you use to do that thing with your mouse and zoom your screen?” Well, the answer is simple and, best of
When building survey questions in Storyline 2, the Likert question type is a popular option for gathering feedback from learners. After covering this question type in Storyline training, we can almost guarantee we’ll be asked this follow-up question: “Can I require learners to explain why they gave a low value on a Likert scale question?” Or, perhaps you want to gather those glowing review comments for a high rating. Or, find out why someone responded with a “No.” Due to the limitations of the form-based Likert scale question, we can’t