Using Custom Dials as Draggable Menus in E-Learning #355

Using Interactive Dials for Navigation #355: Challenge | Recap

Interactive knobs and dials are a great way to simulate real-world objects and tasks in your e-learning courses. To see how course designers use interactive dials, check out the examples in this challenge recap.

But what happens when the dial uses a custom graphic or image and is scaled well beyond the slide size? Let’s take a look at a couple of examples.

Dials as Draggable Menus

In this example, the dial is filled with a custom image and scaled well beyond the slide size. This creates an exciting approach to menu navigation.

Dials as Draggable Menus

View the project | Joanna Kurpiewska

Dials as Draggable Timeline Interactions

Here’s another example using similar techniques. In this case, the custom dial is a circular timeline interaction that lets learners drag through a series of dates.

Dials as Draggable Timeline Interactions

View the example | Eric Chamberlin

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that shows how custom dials can be used for draggable navigation.


You can learn more about working with Storyline’s dials in the following articles and webinars.

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Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you dial into this week’s challenge, check out the colorful ways designers are using Pantone’s 2022 color of the year in e-learning:


Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year RECAP #354: Challenge | Recap

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