A great question surfaced in a training class a couple of weeks ago – “How can I create a spotlight on a slide to highlight some information?” Storyline has some great ways for you to highlight information: Zoom Region, Zoom Picture, creative animations, markers, and state changes; just to name a few. There is a cool spotlight annotation in Studio 360, but there is not a built-in spotlight widget in Storyline. So, let’s show you one way you may accomplish this in Storyline. Step 1 Find or create a slide
In a previous blog entry, we addressed this and many other things to consider as you create your course. But this question comes up again, and again, so I wanted to revisit it, and provide you with yet another reason why it can be important. I like order rather than chaos. I like straight lines and properly spaced objects, and yeah…it probably makes me a little bit boring. And during the three days in Storyline 360 training, I find out that I’m not always alone. One of those ways I
In our last entry, we discussed how to make a dial look like a timer in a course. Because we know that there’s never any ONE way to do things in Storyline, this entry will focus on using some advanced options to make the timer user-controlled rather than timeline-based. When might we want the learner to be in control of the timer? Perhaps the question isn’t for assessment purposes, but more for self-reflection or challenging oneself. This allows the learner some freedom while incorporating time sensitivity. Note: This exercise builds
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.