When we cover Player design and publishing during our hands-on Articulate training, a very common “as heard in training” question arises from nearly every training: “How can I restrict the navigation of my course so the user can’t skip ahead?” Along with selecting the option to restrict navigation, there are a few related factors we need to consider. Let’s also look at some tips you may find helpful when using restricted navigation. Restricting Navigation Why would we want to restrict navigation? After all, hasn’t our course been developed so brilliantly
The questions we address here on The Articulate Trainer originate with questions that our students ask during our hands-on Articulate training. Some are unique, while others are more commonplace. When discussing the Player, one question we are frequently asked is whether or not it’s possible to leverage the simplicity of an e-Reader glossary feature. As usual, there are many ways to make something like this happen. Let’s take a look at one possible solution. Building Your Slides The first step is to build your slide just as you normally would.
We love getting these kinds of questions in our hands-on Articulate training. Why? They address real issues that most e-Learning developers deal with every day. If it were up to us, all e-Learning courses would look incredible with great graphics, with fewer words on screen, and everything would be highly interactive…maybe even fun. We all want to build that kind of course! The truth is, we have to work with real-life content that can make finding the balance between what is “incredible” and what meets the needs of your stakeholders
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