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
What If I Need the Stops in My Slider to Be Uneven?
In the final portion of our hands-on Advanced Storyline 360 training, we end the session with some fun, easy, and favorite features of mine: sliders and dials! During this segment, we task the students with creating a fairly simple interaction that we use often: showing a timeline of events. In that exercise, the slider has eight stops, and the stops are equal distance apart. When teaching this, however, we’re often asked, “What if I need my slider to stop at points that aren’t equal distance apart?” While there are varying
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
Can I Change the Thumb on the Slider When It Moves Along the Track?
At the end of our Articulate Storyline Advanced Day of training, we teach a feature called Sliders. It’s such a great feature to end the day with because sliders are so slick and easy to use, and “out of the box” look absolutely beautiful! However, people usually want more, right? Quite often, we’re asked, “Can I change the thumb on the slider?” or better yet, “Can I change the thumb on the slider when it moves along the track?” In this blog entry, we’ll describe how to adjust the visuals on
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