How are Designers Using Random Number Variables in E-Learning? #334

Random Number Variables in E-Learning #334: Challenge | Recap

Knowing how to use variables is essential when you need to present content based on your learners' activity, choices, scores, and other defined conditions. And with Storyline's random number variables, you have even more options for designing dynamic e-learning.

Here are just a few examples of what’s possible:

  • Sales scenarios that present a new challenge each time the learner visits the course
  • Red flags that show random risk events each time a slide is visited
  • Customer service scenarios that randomize the number of customers, stock items, or shoplifters
  • Food and beverage industry scenarios that randomize the available waitstaff, customers, or food items
  • Skill and drill exercises for solving math problems

Using random number variables is just another way to design more dynamic e-learning. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about.

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to show ideas for randomizing course content in e-learning.

If you're new to variables, don't worry! We've got you covered. Let us know what you're working on or trying to build, and we'll help you figure it out. I don't want anyone sitting out this week because they thought variables were beyond their skillset. Storyline makes working with variables super easy.

Resources and Webinars

Here are some good resources to help you get started this week. If you get stuck or have questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comments below or in the Storyline forums.

User Guide


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.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you dive into this week's challenge, check out the e-learning portfolio examples and best practices your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

31 E-Learning Portfolio Examples and 60+ Tips For Getting Started #333

E-Learning Portfolio Examples RECAP #333: Challenge | Recap

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.

Noah Mitchell

Here's the link to check it out in my GitHub: Hey, y'all! Just happened to see this and recalled my recent use of a random number variables to create a "Random question" interaction I built for one of the courses for our clients. The visual presentation in what I'm sharing needs to be improved upon, though. I spent most of my time trying to figure out how I could get it to work the way I wanted to. Anyway, I've replaced "most" of the assets with placeholders and Pirate Ipsum text :P. Basically, it pulls a question from the questions you've created. Each question is a separate layer. If you answer correctly, you get a correct message. If you miss it, you get an error message and the question is "added back to the pile". Then, y... Expand

Drew Kunkel