We explore all the variables of variables during our hands-on Storyline 360 training, and in doing so, we so often stumble upon e-Learning interactions that would benefit from a variable reset. Join us today as we answer this “as heard in training” question: “Can I Reset a Variable?” In Storyline 360 e-Learning development, there are many motivations to reset a variable, otherwise known as “initializing.” (And luckily, initializing a variable is easier than you might think—often requiring just one additional trigger.) Not only can initializing variables become necessary when developing
Why Does My Custom Menu Lose Track of My Progress?
This question was sent to me just this month after a training session. Let me set it up for you… In our advanced class, we teach the students how to build a custom menu and control the navigation of that menu using True/False Variables (aka, Boolean–for the nerds out there). You can view a simplified version of the course here. You can also download that .story file at this link. What is happening in this example is the “visited” states of the buttons are designed to look like an “in
When Does Trigger Order Matter?
There’s one moment in particular that brings me extra delight as an instructor during our Storyline workshops. It’s that look of awe from participants when we draw attention to a trigger that works because of the sequential order of the triggers themselves. As you may know, triggers execute all of the action in our Storyline builds. Aside from a few timeline-based events, we see most of our slide actions listed in the Triggers Panel. However, the sequential order of triggers within the panel can also be significant. You may or
How Can I Use a Slider to Create a Moving Timeline?
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