Using Slide Numbers and Pagination in E-Learning Courses #282

Using Slide Numbers and Pagination in E-Learning #282: Challenge | Recap

When you’re developing e-learning courses, it’s a good practice to show learners their progress. The built-in course menu in Storyline 360 and course sidebar in Rise 360 are great solutions that automatically help learners know where they are in the course.

A more advanced approach is to create your own progress bars using custom variables and graphics. We have some amazing examples (and downloads) in this e-learning challenge.

Another approach is to add slide numbers to display learner progress. While we don’t see a lot of slide numbers used in custom projects or even the weekly challenge demos, slide numbers are frequently used in compliance and internal training courses. And with Storyline 360’s slide number variable, it’s never been easier to add, exclude, and customize slide numbers in your courses.

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share one or more ways pagination can be used in e-learning. You can use Storyline’s slide number variable or go with your own custom solution.

Resources

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Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you slide into this week’s challenge, check out the compliance makeover examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

Ethics Training Makeovers

Ethics Training Makeovers #281: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!

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129 Comments
Jodi Sansone
Nicki Berry

Since lockdown, we have been really busy! I haven't really had the time or inclination to do these challenges. This one is something I'd been thinking about for a while though, so it prompted me to just add a very simple line of text to our footer bar. I used the built-in variables: Scene.SlideNumber and Scene.TotalSlides. I think this might be a change I'll implement for all future projects, as it must be pretty frustrating not knowing how far through each module you are. https://360.articulate.com/review/content/b90b77f9-b30a-4bd6-ac51-81cca23c83a6/review EDIT: I suddenly decided I wanted to have a go at making some kind of progress bar to go with the slide numbers. I'll probably end up using one or the other. Does anyone have a preference? For AT users, maybe slide numbers work... Expand

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