Variables are a super-powerful feature in Storyline 360 that help capture and track learner information like names, question answers, number of attempts, and scores. With number variables, e-learning developers can create dynamic courses based on numbers that learners type into a box (or other actions they take), making for a totally personalized experience—no coding required.
Course creators can even use number variables to bring game-like elements into the learning environment. For instance, have learners choose items to create a meal under a time constraint or fulfill pizza orders for hungry customers by entering the correct fractions. There’s no limit to what you can create; just take a look at these six number variable examples by the skillful members of the E-Learning Heroes community to see what’s possible.
Check ’em out:
- Give learners the opportunity to think about how they want to spend their money with this simple but effective savings plan example by Alexandra Angelova.
- Use number variables to give learners personalized quiz feedback like Kelly Cooke does in this self health quiz example.
- This pizza order example by Anuradha Gopu combines number variables with a drag-and-drop to teach learners fractions.
- Teach learners how to budget like Nancy Woinoski does with this spending plan calculator.
- Students can practice their long addition skills and check their answers using this math example by Jodi Sansone.
- This health food store example by Veronica Budnikas uses both text and number variables to gather all sorts of information, from learner names to their food choices.
Ready to bring some more customization to your courses using number variables? We thought you might be. Check out this article on working with variables in Storyline 360 and create your own project. Then submit your work to the E-Learning Challenge. When you’re finished, visit the Building Better Courses forum for course design inspiration and great discussion with other e-learning pros.