Circular menus are a great option when you want to provide users with an intuitive and stylish way to present navigation options in a compact format or when screen space is limited.
By using a circular layout, designers can present a large number of options in a compact space without cluttering the screen. This makes circle menus an ideal choice for apps (or e-learning courses) with a lot of features or options that need to be easily accessible to users. Let’s explore a few examples.
Circle Menu Navigation
In this example from Dave LeFevre, learners click the menu button to reveal the circular arrangement of menu options.
Circle Menu with Masking Effect
In this example from Montse, a folder graphic is used as the starting point for the menu options. I like how the folder graphic was layered to mask the animated menu items.
In this example, Jackie’s circle menu features menu items nested under the starting button. In addition, I like how the menu features a selected state that remains persistent even after the menu is closed. That’s a nice touch.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to create a circle menu example to show how they can be used in e-learning courses. Your example can be static or animated. In most cases, animated menus will require variables. If you need help or get stuck this week, jump into the forums and let us know.
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to link your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start a new 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 to your posts so your great work gets even more exposure.
- Social media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can follow your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
While you’re looking over this week’s challenge menu, take a few moments to check out the interactive audio examples your fellow community members shared over the past week:
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.
Next Week’s Challenge
Next week's challenge (3/4/23): New Feature Challenge: Microlearning in Rise 360.
With the new microlearning feature in Rise 360, you can create bite-sized, single-objective training easier than ever. See this user guide article for more on this new feature.
Got an idea for a challenge? Are you interested in doing a webinar showcasing how you made one or more challenge demos? Or do you have some comments for your humble challenge host? Use this anonymous form to share your feedback: https://bit.ly/ElearningChallengeForm.