Can Storyline Do This??

My company is trying to determine if Storyline is the best rapid dev tool to use for a particular project.  Typically, we code all of our projects by hand which ensures our courses function in a specific way.  That said, I'm curious as to whether Storyline can do a couple of things:

1. The course in question begins with the learner choosing a particular item at the beginning of the course.  Then, at the end of the course, the student is reminded of their choice.  Can you create this type of function within Storyline??

2. Can Storyline show/hide documents at particular points within a course?  

I appreciate any and all comments!!

4 Replies
Ryan W

My apologies for the delayed response.  We have decided to go with Storyline and, so far, I'm enjoying it.  Lots of very cool things can be done in a lot less time than coding by hand.  

Regarding point 1 in my initial post -- the scenario includes 4 images and a simple question ('Who do you think is the guilty party?).  The learner is directed to select the person they suspect is guilty.  Once selected, I need to store their selection until the end of the course.  At that time, the learner will be reminded as to who they selected initially before hearing recorded narration that details who was the actual guilty party.  

If I were programming this by hand, I'd probably store the data in suspend data and, then, call it up when needed.  I'm not sure how that works in Storyline and would really appreciate any help you can offer!

Mike Taylor

No problem...you can create a variable to store their choice. The variable could be either text or numeric depending on your preference. 

For example, you could create a numeric variable named something like "GuiltyParty" and then add an "on click"  trigger to each image that adjusts the variable appropriately. 1 for the first image, 2 for the second, etc etc.

From there you can reference that variable from anywhere else in your course. 

I've attached a quick & dirty example.