Progress indicators are a great way to let learners see how much they’ve finished, and how much there is to go.
And since they’re one of the most popular questions in the community, I thought they'd make a great weekly challenge.
Before you progress through this week's challenge, take a look at a few of the creative examples your fellow community members have shared.
Achievements and Badges
Creative idea from Articulate Super Hero Jeff Kortenbosch for providing learners with progress badges.
A simple approach is to use images to represent the progress of each slide like Tom shared in his security demo.
Employee Security: View
Keep your learners informed about their progress with this avatar-based progress indicator.
Articulate Super Hero Bruce Graham shared a thermostat-themed progress indicator.
Challenge of the week
This week your challenge is to show how progress indicators can be used in e-learning.
Here are some helpful discussions, demos, and downloads to help you get started. We're happy to give you a hand with ideas or technical help. If you get stuck, let us know!
This video workshop on creating feedback meters in Storyline uses similar techniques for progress indicators.
Forum discussions and tutorials:
- Course progress with percentage
- Fake Progress bar shared by Phil Mayor
- Client wants progress bar
- Owen Holt shared a creative solution for using Excel to create progress indicator graphics
- Bookmark Progress demo from Phil Mayor: View | Download
- Progress Tracker Template for Storyline 2
- Progress Tracker for Storyline 1
- Progress Bar by David Dye
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.
- Facebook: Share your work on our Facebook page by replying to this Facebook post with a link to your example.
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The weekly 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.
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.
If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.