How to Make the Perfect Fruit Smoothie #394

How to Make Perfect Smoothies #394: Challenge | Recap

"Hold on, cowboy! You can't blend it till you put the top on."

Making the perfect smoothie is like designing effective e-learning.

Just as you need to put the right ingredients in a blender to create a delicious and healthy smoothie, you need to mix the right content design and interactive elements into your e-learning course to make it meaningful. Smoothies are also a tasty way to practice building e-learning. And that's what this week's challenge is all about.

To help you find your perfect recipe, I've gathered some examples from the community.

The Perfect Smoothie

This delightful interactive smoothie demo was featured at DemoFest and the inspiration behind this week’s challenge. It features text-entry variables for capturing the learner’s name, sliders for setting difficulty levels, Vyond animations, drag-drop, custom graphics, and much more.

The Perfect Smoothie

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Green Monster

This project was one of the first demos Jenette built in Storyline 1. It features a rich blend of custom graphics, drag-and-drop, audio narration, and number variables. Storyline has come a long way in ten years, but this project is still an excellent example of good instructional and interactive design.

Green Monster

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Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to design an interactive example to teach learners how to make the perfect smoothie or fruit shake.


We have a related challenge on making cocktails and beverages that can help with ideas. Check out the Mixology and Beverage-Making Classes with E-Learning challenge for ideas.

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 mix the perfect blend of content and interactivity, check out the Halloween-themed examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

Interactive Examples to Help Learners Survive a Zombie Apocalypse #393

Halloween-Themed Examples RECAP #393: 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.

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


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