What Are Your Favorite Interactive Graphics in E-Learning?
When you’re just starting out and learning to build e-learning courses, it’s helpful to identify interactions you’ll use the most in your projects. While there are hundreds of different ways to build interactions, you’ll likely only use a handful of them frequently.
Common interactions can include quizzes, practice activities, and simple click-and-reveals. I shared some of my favorite interactions last year. Now it's your turn to share your most commonly used activities and interactions.
Screencast Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to screencast at least one tutorial to help new users build a common e-learning interaction in Articulate Storyline.
I’ve listed some examples below, but feel free to share any example you think would help new users get up and running in Storyline.
NOTE: Don’t worry if someone already recorded a similar tutorial. Your teaching style and workflow will be unique to your experience and expertise.
Common E-Learning Interactions
Here are a few of the most common interactions you’ll find in today’s e-learning courses. Use one from the list or choose one from your own projects.
- Tabs Interactions
- Process and Step Graphics
- Drag-and-Drop Sorting
- Media Galleries
- Image Zooming
Techniques for Building Common E-Learning Interactions
- Button Sets
- Saving Interactions as Templates
- Add Interactivity with Triggered State Changes
- Add Interactivity with Triggered Layers
- Working with Sliders
Record Your Screencast
You can record your screencast using any tool you like. Storyline’s built-in screen recorder is one option. Replay works well for including webcam video with your screen recording. Another popular choice is Camtasia.
Share Your Screencast
Please use YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia to host your screencast. That will make it easy for me to embed the tutorials in the weekly recap post for each challenge. If you need help, I can post your video to one of our channels.
You’re also free to bundle your videos into a Storyline project (here’s an example). You’ll just need a place to host your published project.
Ready? Set? Record!
About the Screencast Challenges
The weekly screencasting challenges are ongoing opportunities to teach, learn, and demonstrate your e-learning expertise. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.
If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure. If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.