Flip card + trigger to next item/slide

Sep 01, 2020

Hi all,

I'm a newbie! Trying to build an articulation exercise, where a child would click the card, say the word, then click and say the next one. The pictures have to appear in a set sequence. I made this flip card activity with selected states but can't figure out how to move to the next slide without additional swipe/next click. Would this require an additional trigger to the card? Is it possible to add multiple triggers to items so that they are activated in a sequence? Or is there a more elegant way all together to make this kind of activity?

Thanks for any help!



10 Replies
Judy Nollet

Hi, Iina,

You can add as many triggers as you want to a given object. They will execute in sequence. (Tip: Many issues are due to triggers being in the wrong order, so plan carefully.)

Keep in mind that the triggers execute immediately. So if the user may need time to view something, you don't want to automatically interrupt that. In other words, sometimes it's okay that the user needs to take an action before proceeding. 

BTW, if you search "flip card" or "flashcard" in the Forum, you might find some helpful examples.

Best wishes for success with your project!

Sarah Hodge

Hello Iina and welcome to E-Learning Heroes! 😊 Judy shared some awesome tips when creating flip cards. If you want to learn more about how triggers work, take a look at this user guide. It includes how to rearrange triggers. You can also download these free examples to get started:

Hope that helps!

Iina Heikurainen

Flashcard's the key! Thank you for the tips and examples, they were really helpful!

The triggers are tricky, I just want to be sure that I've understood them right. Because the triggers execute immediately, it is not possible to add multiple triggers to a single item if they are meant to make things happen one after another (first click > reveal, second click > next slide/layer/action).  Is this correct? Would layers or variables be of any help here?

Sarah Hodge

Great question, Iina! Are you looking to add a Next button only after the card is clicked? Or is this a timed exercise, where once the card is clicked, the learner has, for example, 5 seconds to read it before the next card automatically pops up?

For option 1 with the Next button, I edited your story file Scene 1. I added a Next button and edited the state to Hidden. Then added a trigger to change the state to Normal when the card is Selected. 

For option 2 with a timed exercise, I edited the story file Scene 2. I removed the Selected States and put that on a different slide with the 5-second example time limit. After the timeline ends, it jumps to the next slide. I also added a seekbar for those slides so you can see when the time will run out. 

See the attached story file. I hope that helps! If you are looking to do something a bit different than that, please let me know!

Iina Heikurainen

Thank you Sarah! I may have to find another way to do this. I would want to avoid both the second click on next button and time limit, as the child should gradually say the words faster and faster. So flashcards with pictures visible right away would do the trick. Also yesterday I came across the idea of making a trigger to unlock disabled cards so that they have to be clicked in a set sequence. Your webinars are great!

Sarah Hodge

I like how you set up the cards using the states feature, Iina! In order for the progress meter to display across multiple slides, you have to include a variable and leverage the Master Slide, which you did. Allison wrote up this awesome article on how to make a progress meter in Storyline 360. It takes you through the steps with some awesome tips to make sure everything works smoothly. I hope that helps! 

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