Showing Email, Chat, and Text Messaging Conversations in E-Learning #361

Interactive Conversations in E-Learning #361: Challenge | Recap

commonly-asked question popped up again in the forums this week. The user wanted to simulate an email exchange between multiple employees. Because email and text messaging are used frequently in business communications, I thought this would make a good challenge topic. 

For Storyline 360 users, this type of interaction is a great way to practice working with motion paths, conditional feedback, and text entry variables. 

And for all of you Rise 360 users, this is an opportunity to practice using blocks in different and creative ways.

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to show how dialogue can be shown in e-learning courses. You can focus on texting, mobile calls, video chats, or any other form of electronic communication.

To help you get started, I’ve rounded up a few community examples that feature creative ways to show dialogue.

Creating Conversations in Rise 360

In a recent Quick Tips episode, Elizabeth shared five ways to simulate conversations in Rise 360 using different types of blocks. 

Creating Conversations in Rise 360

View the example | View Quick Tips #76

Drag and Drop Text Message Quiz

Here's a fun way to simulate a text conversation with drag-and-drop interactions. Simply drag the choice to the target area, click Submit, and view the feedback.

Drag and Drop Text Message Quiz

View the project | Download

How to Spot Phishing Emails

Learn to recognize phishing attempts in this email scenario demo. The template is fully customizable to create unique scenarios for your own projects.

How to Spot Phishing Emails

View the project | Download

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start  your own thread and share a link to your published example..
  • Personal blog:  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.
  • Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

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.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you reply to this week’s email and messaging challenge, check out the ways designers use button starter kits to kickstart their course development: Challenge and Recap.

Button Starter Kits for E-Learning #360

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Janelle Chacon
Charity Malone

I wish I would've seen this challenge sooner- I'm late in posting, but this is my first time participating in a challenge! :) I saw the recap and wanted to share a slide from one of my projects that I developed during mid-2020 COVID. Working in a manufacturing environment, we met virtually using Teams whenever possible, which was a first for a lot of our employees - so I decided to incorporate Teams, employees wearing masks, social distancing signs, etc. The course is a 10-minute branching scenario designed to show the importance of asking questions and the potential consequences of making uncontrolled changes. In the scenario, the learner is behind schedule in producing parts and is presented with three decisions to choose from. The link below shows the last slide of one of the "incor... Expand