Excited! Wary... Curious? ~Anxious~ - Encouraging use of Storyline
Jan 29, 2014
Hello Storyline Community!
I'm the excited, wary, curious, and anxious new user of Storyline (and BOY am I impressed, too) but I have a group of talented people that I need to help settle on a single emotion - MOTIVATED!
I'm a tinkerer and I love to play with software tools and see what neat things I can do to give my eLearning some much needed oomph, but I work in a RAPID eLearning world that is still deeply entrenched in the old recorded delivery of PowerPoint days. Many would love to change, but the rapid development timelines are not getting any shorter and free time is something you get when you decide to ignore your family for a few days after work.
We produce a variety of content with a heavy focus on some technical products (data communications and networking) and related positioning and customer engagement. My dedicated and talented people are ready to make the change but they are OVERWHELMED with the possibilities! It's the same reason I've never picked up scrapbooking... waaaaaaay too many choices and time consuming "research" for just the right way to present my memories!
Here's my ask: what are some suggestions for ways to make my team feel less intimidated and overwhelmed by the limitless creative potential of Articulate Storyline? I want them to do more than simply import PowerPoint slides, but I don't want them to feel they need to spend a week, or even several full days, exploring the myriad choices available to them. I want them to start small and simple then gradually expand their Storyline vocabulary as they master some useful fundamentals.
The tutorials on here are simply spectacular and the advice from the Heroes and other participants has been beyond helpful, but if I were to send my team on the same scavenger hunt I've conducted, they'd quit after 5 minutes. I need to spoon feed until they are ready for some solid Storyline food!
What does the hive mind recommend? A select few tutorials on basic topics? A template with only a couple of features included? We had some well-intended internal training that did not hit the mark, so I need to take a new and comforting approach.
I anxiously await your words of wisdom!
Your new Storyline convert and potentially cult-like devotee - Lori Greenberg
(P.S. - I'm officially head over heels for Storylion. MORE STORYLION PLEASE, BRUCE GRAHAM!)