Simulating Real-World Tasks with Drag-and-Drop Activities
One way to engage your learners is to get them to interact with the content on the screen.
Whether it’s for evaluation, practice, or informal knowledge checks, drag-and-drop activities are a fantastic way to invite learners to lean forward and touch the screen.
Screencast Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to screencast a tutorial to help users learn to create drag-and-drop interactions in Articulate Storyline.
You can share basic tutorials for new users, or go with an out-of-the-box tutorial for more experienced users, or anywhere in-between. Just be sure it’s a tip you love!
NOTE: Don’t worry if someone already recorded a similar tutorial. The weekly screencast challenges are for you to show what you know using your own personal voice and style.
Topics or Areas to Demonstrate
- Drag-and-drop basics
- Creating freeform drag-and-drop interactions
- Working with drag-and-drop states
- Deconstructing your favorite drag-and-drop projects
- Combining triggers and variables with drag-and-drop activities
- Using drag-and-drop for more than quizzes
- Advanced drag-and-drop techniques
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 option 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.
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. If you need help, I can host your files on our servers.
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.