Why Should I Learn to Use Variables?
Great question. Articulate Storyline's core authoring features (states, layers, and triggers) are the building blocks that make it easy for virtually anyone to create interactive e-learning.
But when you want to create more personalized learning experiences, you’ll need to know how to use variables.
Using Storyline’s variables, you can present dynamic content based on your learner’s activity and other defined conditions. Variables can store learner input and use the information to present personalized content based on specific criteria.
3 Ways to Personalize E-Learning
To get an idea of common ways designers personalize the e-learning experience, check out the following challenges. You're welcome to cross-post your entries this week if your demo fits in a previous challenge.
- Use Learner's Name in E-Learning Course #222: Challenge | Recap
- Choose Your Own E-Learning Characters #195: Challenge | Recap
- Adaptive Path Branching in E-Learning #196: Challenge | Recap
🏆 Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an example that shows how learners can personalize their learning experience.
If you’re new to e-learning or working with variables, don’t sweat this one. We’re here to help. If you get stuck or want us to look at your project, post a question in the forums, and we’ll be happy to take a look.
- Webinar: 5 Ways to Personalize E-Learning Courses
- Storyline 360: Working with Variables
- Storyline 360: Adding Variable References
✨ 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 get started personalizing this week’s challenge, check out the interactive fashion advice your fellow challengers shared over the past week:
👋 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 challengesanytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.
📆 Next Week’s Challenge & Webinar
- Next week's challenge #441 (Nov 24, 2023): Using background audio to establish a scene or location, set the mood, and add context to your course.
- Upcoming webinar (Nov 21, 2023): Introduction to Variables in Storyline 360
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: https://bit.ly/ElearningChallengeForm.