Accordion Interactions in E-Learning #147

Accordion Interactions in E-Learning #147: Challenge | Recap

Accordion interactions are a great way to group a large amount of related content into single slide. 

Similar to tabs interactions, accordions let users explore content using vertical or horizontal layouts.

Accordions can be used to progressively reveal bullet points, quiz questions, module introductions, and summary slides.

Accordion interactions are so easy to build you can use anything from PowerPoint to Storyline. Let’s look at a popular example from our downloads hub:

Horizontal Accordion Template

The accordion interaction was first shared by David Fair. It features multiple tab number variants so that you can quickly adapt it for your course. You can learn more about building this interaction in David’s Word of Mouth blog post.

Horizontal Accordion Template

View the example | Download (Storyline) | Download (PowerPoint)

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that demonstrates how accordion interactions can be used in e-learning.

NOTE: Your entry can be anything from a rough concept to a polished example. The challenges are open to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level. If you need technical or creative help with your project, please ask in our forums and reference the challenge number you’re working on.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before toggle over to this week’s challenge, make some time to check out the interactive timelines your fellow community members shared over the past week:

Interactive Timelines in E-Learning
Interactive Timelines in E-Learning #146: Challenge | Recap

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

***NOTE: Please don’t use Google Drive or Dropbox to host your projects. Both companies have announced that they’re no longer going to support HTML projects.

You can use our Dropbox file request link to send me your zipped output: Please include your first and last name and challenge number in the file name:

Jackie Van Nice
Sujatha Jagdeep

Hi Everybody!! I am currently working on my consulting website and have created a Responsive Animated Accordion Effect to enable the users to actively interact with my parallax website and view my website content either on their laptop, iPad, or Phone. The color of the Accordion Panel and sub-headings change when the user hovers over them. The same effect can be used to provide an interactive learning experience for the learners while creating an e-Learning module. This effect helps the developer/designer to include a lot of related content on a web page/slide and create an effective interaction to keep the users/learners interested and engaged while interacting with the user interface. Of course, I have created the Responsive Animated Accordion Effect by hand-coding my website using... Expand

Joy singh
Anne Seller
Nancy Woinoski