Gate Screens and Modal Boxes in E-Learning

Gate Screens RECAP #3: Challenge | Recap

How do you slow down the flow of information and give learners a chance to reflect or take action? Gate screens, of course!

This week’s challenge recap features gate screens for sharing resources, reviewing course material, self-evaluations, and so much more!

Hope you all enjoy the gate screen examples below. A big thanks to everyone who participated and made this week’s challenge a big success! Have a great week and see you in next week’s flat design challenge!

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Montse Anderson

Montse shared a course-review gate screen that presented the learner with options to review resources, collaborate in discussion threads, or continue to the next chapter.

Montse Anderson elearning gate screens

View Montse’s Gate Screen | Blog Post | @mLearning

Tracy Parish

Tracy shared an out-of-this-world gate idea that featured a summary gate with options to dig deeper into the topic or return to the navigation slide. Great idea, Tracy!

Tracy Parish gate screen

View Tracy’s Gate Screen | Blog Post | @TracyParish

Lucia Salters

Lucia shared a decision-making gate that asked learners to confirm their scenario choices or return to make a different selection. This is a practical approach for a lot of the courses we design in corporate e-learning.

Lucia Salters gate screen

View Lucia’s Gate Screen | Website | @lusalt

Blair Parkin

Blair took things in a creatively different direction by overlaying ribbon-styled gates over the in-slide video. While this approach is more subtle than the others, it’s an ideal solution that keeps the learner in the moment. Blair also shared his source files in this forum thread. Thanks, Blair!

Blair Parkin gate screens for elearning

View Blair’s Gate Screen

Joe Deegan

Joe added a playful admonition into his shark-infested gate example.  Be sure to view the minimum number of videos or Snuffy gets it!

Joe Deegan elearning gate screens

View Joe’s Gate Screen | Website | @joe_deegan

Byron Tik

Byron combined vector shapes and zoom regions to share a creative gate screen idea. If you’d like to check out his source file, you can download it from this forum thread. Thanks, Byron!

Byron Tik elearning gate screens

View Byron’s Gate Screen | Source File | Forum Thread

Jackie Van Nice

Jackie shared a gate screen concept that’ll keep learners yodeling all the way to their final quiz. 

Jackie Van Nice elearning gate screens

View Jackie’s Gate Screen | Blog Post | @jackietrains

Lesley Lewis

Lesley shared a gate screen to allow users to confirm their answers before proceeding to the results slide. Cool idea, Lesley!

Lesley Lewis elearning gate screens

View Lesley’s Gate Screen | Lesley Lewis

Daniel Adeboye

Daniel Adeboye

Learn more | Daniel Adeboye | Website

Mitchell Palsson

Mitchell Palsson

Download (PowerPoint) | Mitchell Palsson | Website

Pamela G.

Pamela G.

View demo | Pamela G. | Website | @pdgutman

Rich Cordrey

Rich Cordrey

View demo | Learn more | Rich Cordrey | @richardcordrey

David Lindenberg

David Lindenberg

View demo | Learn more | David Lindenberg | Website | @dvdlindenberg

Przemyslaw Hubisz

Przemyslaw Hubisz

View demo | Przemyslaw Hubisz | @phubisz

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

View demo | Learn more & download | Michael Jones | Website | @MPJ_InstrDesign

Bola Owoade

Bola Owoade

View demo | Bola Owoade

Kawstov Singh

Kawstov Singh

View demo | Learn more | Kawstov Singh | Website

Ashley Chiasson

Ashley Chiasson

View demo | Learn more | Ashley Chiasson | @amdchiasson

Dana Dutiel

Dana Dutiel

View demo | Learn more |  Dana Dutiel | Website | @danadutiel

Linda Lorenzetti

Linda Lorenzetti

View demo | Linda Lorenzetti | Website | @lindalor

Dax Lovett

Dax Lovett

View demo | Learn more | Dax Lovett | Website

Deanna Brigman

Deanna Brigman

View project | Deanna Brigman | Website | @DMBrigman

Alexander Salas

Alexander Salas

View project | Alexander Salas | Website | @stylelearn

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