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Like sliders, interactive dials let learners manipulate data, explore cause-and-effect relationships, and control other objects on the course slide. What makes dials unique is that they move in an arc or circular path, which opens up lots of new design possibilities. Plus, they’re so easy to use. In Storyline 360 and Storyline 3, you can quickly add a ready-made dial or convert an object on your slide to a custom dial in just a few clicks.

We’ve collected several dial freebies from E-Learning Heroes community members to show you what’s possible. These folks have generously made their Storyline files available for download, so you can modify their work to add to your own project. Take a look!

  1. This module by Jordan Ash trains learners on how to use a compass by using a dial interaction.
  2. David Lindenberg shows how you can use a dial for course navigation in his interaction.
  3. In this download, Chris Undery makes a diagram interactive by adding a dial.
  4. Dials are handy for building games, like this one by Owen Holt, since they can control other objects on your slide.

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