Using characters in e-learning courses is one of the easiest ways designers can personalize the learning experience.
In a previous challenge, we looked at different ways learners can choose their avatars. Character selection techniques shared include text entry, drag-and-drop, click-to-select, surveys, dials, and sliders.
Regardless of the technique, you’ll need to work with variables to track the learner’s choice and display the correct character throughout the course.
Selecting Characters Using Sliders in Storyline 360
If you haven't worked with variables, dials and sliders make the process a little easier to get started.
When you insert a dial or slider, Storyline automatically creates a number variable for you. Thanks, Storyline! As you drag the slider, the variable's value is adjusted based on the range you define.
Based on the number variable's value, you can perform any number of actions such as jumping to slides, personalizing feedback, and identifying which character to use throughout the course.
I put together a simple demo and source file to help you get started.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an example that lets learners choose their avatar using either a dial or slider.
You don't have to create two examples. Choose either a dial or slider to use in your demo. If you have time, you're welcome to create two versions of your example using one of each.
Please consider sharing your source file this week.
- Getting Started with Variables in Storyline 360
- Using Number Variables in Storyline 360
- Using Text Variables in Storyline 360
- Using True/False Variables in Storyline 360
- 5 Ways to Personalize E-Learning Courses
- Use Learner's Name in E-Learning Course #222: Challenge | Recap
- Using True/False Variables in E-Learning #271: Challenge | Recap
- Using Variables to Compare Learner's Answers #292: Challenge | Recap
- Random Number Variables in E-Learning #278: Challenge | Recap
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 dial into this week’s challenge, check out the creative ways the glassmorphism design style can be used in e-learning:
Wishing you a great week, 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.