Using Lightbox Slides for Just-In-Time Learning #433

Using Lightbox Slides in E-Learning #433: Challenge | Recap

Looking for a way to present any type of content in an engaging, focused, and interactive way without requiring learners to navigate away from the current slide? Look no further than lightbox slides. 

Course designers use lightbox slides to load various types of content, such as images, videos, text, and job aids, in an overlay or modal window that appears above the current slide. This allows learners to focus on the displayed content without branching out to a new slide.

Here are some common ways to use lightbox slides in e-learning:

  • Quick reference guides: Use lightbox slides to present concise summaries of important information, such as key terms, formulas, or procedures. 
  • Quizzes and knowledge checks: Integrate quizzes or assessments within lightbox slides to check learners' understanding and provide immediate feedback. 
  • Supplemental resources: Lightbox slides can be used to present additional resources, such as PDFs, articles, or external websites, that support and expand upon course content. 
  • FAQs and help sections: Include a lightbox slide with frequently asked questions and answers or a help section to address common challenges or misunderstandings. 
  • On-demand video tutorials: Lightbox slides can be used to create step-by-step interactive tutorials that guide learners through a process or concept. 

🏆 Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to show how lightbox slides can be used as performance support in e-learning. 

🗂️ Resources

We’ve hosted a couple of lightbox challenges over the years. Check out the following recap posts to get an idea of how designers use this simple-yet-powerful tool in e-learning:

📒 User Guide

🖥️ On-Demand Training

✨ 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:

Before you share your lightbox examples, check out the creative ways escape room techniques can be used in e-learning:

16 Ways to Use Escape Room Interactions in E-Learning #432

Escape Room Examples in E-Learning RECAP #432: Challenge | Recap

👋 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.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article

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:

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