Whether you prefer scripts, blueprints, or rapid prototypes, chances are you’re using some type of storyboard to plan and organize your e-learning projects. In most cases, successful projects depend on the designer’s use of a storyboard.
Storyboards are also one of the most popular discussions in our forums. New designers ask to see examples, download templates, and learn more about workflows and using storyboards. Experienced designers share their favorite tools and tips while debating the use of storyboards and prototypes.
Regardless of your experience, storyboards are a critical element in the course design process. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
Challenge of the week
This week your challenge is to share an example of your preferred e-learning storyboard, blueprint, or scripting template. We want to see what you use and learn how you use it!
Share your storyboard templates
Do you have a storyboard template you’d like to share with the community? Great! Share your template in the comments and we’ll feature it in our downloads gallery.
Questions to answer
Whether you share a template this week or just want to join the discussion, I’d love to get your feedback on one or more of following questions:
- How do you define scripting, storyboarding, and prototyping? Which method do you prefer?
- Do you use different types of storyboards? When do you use each?
- How do you storyboard interactivity?
- What are your top three storyboard tips for new course creators?
You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, or PowerPoint to create your e-learning storyboard examples.
Here are a few resources to get you thinking about storyboards.
- Check out the free templates in our downloads gallery
- Storyboarding vs. rapid prototyping e-learning projects
- Storyboarding e-learning courses in Storyline
- E-Learning Storyboards and Examples
- Time-Lapse Demo: A Very Basic Storyboard Template
- Word vs. PowerPoint: Which do you use to storyboard your courses?
- Storyboarding a serious comic
- Using Storyline to storyboard projects
- Estimating storyboard development times
- Tips for working with e-learning storyboards
Share your e-learning work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your e-learning storyboard and blog post.
- Forums: Create your own thread in our E-Learning Heroes forums and share a link to your e-learning storyboard.
- Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your e-learning storyboard process. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Twitter: If you share your e-learning storyboards on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
- Facebook: Reply to this Facebook post with a screenshot of your e-learning storyboard and a link to your template or blog post.
Last week’s challenge
Before you storyboard this week’s challenge, take a moment to check out the e-learning call center demos your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:
More about the e-learning challenges:
The weekly 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.
Even if you’re using a trial version of Studio ’13 or Storyline, you can absolutely publish your challenge files. Just sign up for a fully functional, free 30-day trial, and have at it. And remember to post your questions and comments in the forums; we're here to help.