Making Storyline projects easy for SME review?
Feb 11, 2013
As part of our approval process, we need several geographically-dispersed SMEs to review our courses. We need them to see and hear the course as learners will, so limiting their review to the initial PowerPoint files is not an option. In the past, we have used the following strategies, each of which has been problematic:
1. Just post the course on our server (or Articulate online). Let the SMEs type up their notes in a Word document or an email, referring to the specific screen numbers.
2. Adobe Captivate reviewer. This is a deeply flawed application-- and Adobe's lack of support for it is one of the many things that helped me switch to Storyline. However-- the idea itself was good: Providing SMEs with a way to play the course and add comments to specific screens. Too bad it was an unreliable hassle. And too bad for Adobe that Storyline has leapfrogged Captivate in terms of most of the capabilities that matter to us.
3. Print the course out as a Word document or PDF with screen shots. Unacceptable: We need them to hear the audio, see the animations, and try the interactions.
Has anybody found a better way? We want a product or strategy that's simple enough for SMEs with basic computer skills to be able to use. Any insights would be appreciated.