We love getting these kinds of questions. Why? Because they address real issues that most developers deal with every day. If it were up to us, all e-Learning courses would look good with great graphics, with very few words, and everything would be highly interactive… and who knows, maybe even fun. We all want to build that kind of course. But the truth is, we have to work with real content. And real content does not always look good, and it’s not always a lot of fun. Finding the balance
When building courses in Storyline, an important final step is publishing the course. Recently, after covering publishing in a Storyline training, we were asked this follow up question: “How do you keep a Storyline course from autostarting?” When hosting your course on a website, it may be challenging for your learners if the course begins as soon as the site is opened. We find this most common with courses placed on sites with multiple purposes, not just used to host the course. Due to the fact that the course is
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.