Using Interactive Dials in E-Learning #453

Using Dials in E-Learning #453: Challenge | Recap

Interactive 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.

The best part? Dials are super easy to use and customize. With just one click, you can easily format pre-made dials or convert any object, graphic, or image into a unique dial. 

Here are a few ways dials are commonly used in e-learning:

🏆 Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that demonstrates how you're using interactive dials in e-learning.

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📅 Next Week’s Challenge

  • Challenge #454 (03.22): Using variables in e-learning. This variables challenge will be different because you'll be asked to share a demo that uses all three variables.

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I found some broken links last week when I pulled the recap together. You spend a lot of time building creative examples, and your work deserves all the attention it can get.

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Ron Katz

Hello Heroes! Here is my entry for the week. This interaction utilizes the masking technique that I saw recently introduced on LinkedIn ( ) during the opening slide (Thanks, Nejc!). This interaction uses 9 different dials and a slider. The magic happens by having them all refer to the same dial variable. Some Storyline features I used include: text to speech; triggers to show layers when the dial reached several different values, emphasis animations and Zoom Region. Special call out to Tom Kuhlmann for providing the warehouse character "Carl" in mult... Expand

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