Using Dials and Knobs in E-Learning #151

Using Dials in E-Learning #151: Challenge | Recap

One of my favorite features in Storyline 360 is the new dials interaction. Not only are the prebuilt dials super easy to customize, any object, graphic, or image can be converted to a custom dial in a single click. 

How are Dials and Knobs Used in E-Learning?

Interactive knobs and dials are a great way to simulate real-world objects and tasks in your e-learning courses.

Dials are similar to sliders, but where sliders move along a straight path, dials move in an arc or a circular path. Dials also use less space than sliders, so learners can quickly scroll through large amounts of data.

Dials and knobs can be used to:

  • Explore cause-and-effect relationships
  • Scroll through a lot data quickly
  • Navigate menu items or options

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that demonstrates how interactive dials and knobs can be used in e-learning.

NOTE: Your entry can be anything from a rough concept to a polished example. The challenges are open to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level. If you need technical or creative help with your project, please ask in our forums and reference the challenge number you’re working on.

Resources

Community Examples of Dials Interactions

Tutorials

Downloads

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you dial into this week’s challenge, check out the countdown timers your fellow community members shared over the past week:

Animated Timers in E-Learning #150

Animated Timers in E-Learning #150: Challenge | Recap

Hoping your week goes to 11, E-Learning Heroes!

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.

***NOTE: Please don’t use Dropbox to host your projects. Dropbox recently announced that they’re no longer going to support HTML projects.

You can use our Dropbox file request link to send me your zipped output: https://www.dropbox.com/request/jrqHXAxWwbts234Y4xak. Please include your first and last name and challenge number in the file name: DavidAnderson_122.zip.

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