Custom Interaction Help / Ideas

The current course I'm building includes an interaction that is supposed to work in this manner (instructions straight from the script):

...place your cursor on the green icon of the employee. When the timer starts, move the green employee to the exit door as quickly as possible, trying not to touch the maze walls. 

When the learner succeeds in doing this, they are, then, instructed to do it with the opposite hand.  The point being that you're able to do things faster with your dominant hand as opposed to your non-dominant hand.

In Flash, creating this is a no-brainer.  In fact, I thought about creating it in Flash and importing it into Storyline...but that defeats the purpose in using Storyline as the SWF won't be visible on an iPad.  

Is it possible to create an interaction like this in Storyline?  If not, does anybody have any alternative ideas?

I really appreciate your help!

10 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Ryan,

I haven't seen an example like you're describing, but there are some great "game" styled courses in this thread, and specifically the first one from Phil is a maze interaction that you may be able to get some ideas from. 

You may also want to look in the Building Better Courses  forum as folks often share examples there. 

Good luck with your project! 

Daniel Brigham

Hi, Ryan: A drag-n-drop might achieve a similar effect. I mocked up a truly basic one where a learner is dragging a hockey puck around a barrier. They are able to go through the barrier of course, but if the goal is to get the learner experimenting with the mouse in different hands, it might do the trick. Might go you thinking about different ways to go about it. Happy Holidays. --Daniel