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Jamie Jewer

Hey Christine,

That's a great question - I should have put that in the initial posting.

The client didn't really specify, however, my assumption would be that ideally, the learner should have the option to save the notes, print them, or maybe even email them to themselves. Potentially, they could even be able to go back into the lesson and modify their existing notes.

Essentially, we're looking for some sort of integrated window within the lesson.

Not sure how much of this is possible, but we're looking to provide the client with a few options to choose from.



Christine Hendrickson

Hi Jamie,

It might be best to find out what your client would prefer, simply because it becomes a bit complicated with some of the examples you mentioned. For instance, emailing results isn't something that's built into Storyline. Unfortunately, there’s no way to email results easily, accurately, and consistently. For example, if you use Gmail or your computer’s security settings are high, you can’t email results. Also, you run the risk of learners tampering with results since they can access the email before it’s sent. Given these limitations, we decided not to include the email results feature in our products anymore.

To submit information through email, you'd need to use JavaScript (which isn't supported by Articulate). However, there are some pretty helpful and informative posts around the forums from community members on this topic that may be helpful. 

Now, if you're just wanting this panel to display for the user and have them review it later, you could certainly do this with variables. Then, if you wanted the learner to view the content they entered, you could call upon that variable to display it in a final slide. Again, just a thought though, since I'm not sure how you'd like to design the course.

Another suggestion you may want to consider; try posting over in our Building Better Courses section, as well. You'll get some additional exposure to your question. I'm sure some of our awesomely talented community members can share some awesome ideas on this.

I'm curious to see what you end up using. Please feel free to share!

Jamie Jewer

Hey there,

It's not really that important that they can be changed - this is about notes, not scores or pass/fa

But it's a great point about the Gmail and web-based mail clients.

Therefore, it's about being able to take notes inline with the course and make those notes available to the learner.

Thanks for the feedback - I will also post in the other forum as you suggested.



David Anderson

Hi Jamie - 

For some design inspiration, you should check out the Meeting Missteps demo in our Showcase. The course uses a learning journal approach similar to what Tom wrote about in a blog post.

The suggestions Christine gave you should help you get started. If you run into any roadblocks, just let us know!