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Software simulations allow learners to work with new software in a low-pressure environment. Safely contained within your e-learning course, there’s no “messing up” your software simulations: learners can’t switch off an important process or accidentally post a private document. They’re able to build confidence working in the tool so that when it’s time to use it IRL, they know just what to do.

Storyline makes it really easy to build screencasts and interactive software simulations. Here are four examples to show you what’s possible.

  1. Richard Watson places learners in a virtual classroom where they see step by step how to add triggers in Storyline.
  2. Nicole Legault demonstrates the value of using interactive software simulations instead of simpler process interactions in her example.
  3. David Anderson provides a guided software walkthrough plus a checklist to show learners what they’ve done and what’s left to do.
  4. Nicole Legault shows learners how to navigate the E-Learning Heroes hub in this software simulation.

Want to try building your own software simulation, but don’t have Storyline? Download a free 30-day trial of Articulate 360, which includes Storyline 360—the latest version of Storyline with continuously updated new features. We think you’ll love how easy it is to create software sims with Storyline! And come back to E-Learning Heroes regularly for more helpful advice on everything related to e-learning. If you have any questions, please share them in the comments.