How Are You Using Lightbox Slides in E-Learning? #200

Using Lightbox Slides in E-Learning #200: Challenge | Recap

Lightbox slides give course designers an elegant solution for presenting learners with important resources without leaving the current slide. Some of the most common use cases for lightbox slides include:

  • Job aids and handouts
  • Tables of contents and menu navigation
  • Extended resources and reading lists
  • Video how-tos and other types of media

How Do Lightbox Slides Work?

Lightbox slides are loaded on top of the current slide and resized to 80% of the original slide. To help learners focus on the lightbox content, the main slide background is dimmed so all emphasis is on the lightbox.

Storyline 360 Lightbox Slides

The best part about Storyline’s lightbox slides is that any slide in your course can be used as a lightbox slide. This means any slide in your course (menu, dashboard, quiz results, interaction) can double as a lightbox slide.

There are dozens of practical uses for lightbox slides. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share one or more examples that demonstrate how lightbox slides can be used in e-learning courses.

Resources

Here are some general articles to help you get started using lightboxes.

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.
  • Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you dive into this week’s challenge, check out the fresh batch of tabs interactions your fellow community members shared over the past week:

Tabs Interactions in E-Learning

Tabs Interactions in E-Learning RECAP #199: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a light-tastic 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.

204 Comments
Joe Waddington
John Shelton
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Katie Bright
Katie Bright
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David Anderson
David Anderson
Michael McFarland

Here's what our lightbox slides are used for: https://indianamichael1.s3.amazonaws.com/elearning%20Challenge%20%23200-%20how%20are%20you%20using%20lightbox%20slides%20in%20E-Learning%3F/story.html http://indianamichael1.s3.amazonaws.com/elearning%20Challenge%20%23200-%20how%20are%20you%20using%20lightbox%20slides%20in%20E-Learning%3F/help%20slide.PNG My company currently uses lightboxes for Help slides. One concern I would have with using something like a lightbox for video is that the dimensions of the video would actually be smaller in viewing them than if they were just embedded as video regularly on the slide. I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade. I love that there are other uses for lightboxes. I'm just wondering if anyone else would be concerned with losing video aspec... Expand

David Anderson
David Anderson