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 or where they’re pointing? We’ve probably all been there! (So frustrating, right?!) Well, here’s a facilitator question we get (all the time) that we love to share with fellow trainers: “What software do you use to do that thing with your mouse and zoom your screen?” The answer is simple and, best of all…it’s free! 1. Mouse Properties There are two tricks
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
During Articulate training sessions, we often encounter questions that make us think of the new possibilities within Storyline. For me, this happened recently when an attendee asked if it would be possible to create a timeline that could move back and forth (or up and down) using a slider. The more we talked, the more excited I became at the possibility of creating a timeline that would not only be a more robust course design, but also more memorable and engaging for the learner! Take a look at what I
Day 2 of the Articulate Storyline 2 training starts with quizzing…in fact, a lot of Day 2 focuses on quizzing. From regular and free-form questions to question banks, branched scenarios, and even screen recording and simulation quizzing, we cover it all! In almost every class, when I show a hotspot type question, I’m asked, “Can I make a hotspot question have more than one correct answer?” Well, a hotspot question in itself cannot. However, never fear…the beauty of Storyline is that we get to think OUTSIDE the box! Take a
While covering lightboxes in a recent Storyline 2 training session, someone commented, “I really like the way lightboxes look…how would I use them in my courses?” This question is always one of my favorites because it’s also one of my favorite Storyline features–lightboxes! Well, if you’ve been to one of our classes, you’ll know a common theme is “There’s never any one way to do something in Storyline.” The same goes for this feature. While there are numerous possibilities, let’s take a look at three common uses of lightboxes. 1.