newbie needs basic building course

Dec 12, 2021

I need to watch a basic course being built and follow along. I started the 'make a basic game' course and that is very good. I have watched a number of tutorials, Devlin Peck, Daniel Brigham, a number of them here, but I need to watch a course be started from scratch. Any suggestions? Thank you! 

7 Replies
Sarah Hodge

Hi Nancy and welcome to E-Learning Heroes! 😊

It sounds like you're off to a great start! I'm sure the community will have some amazing resources to share. I just wanted to chime in and share a few that I hope help:

I hope that gives you some new places to look! 

Thaddeus Ashcliffe

These are the steps I always try to do before I start working.

  1. Know what is your project about. 
  2. Understand the project's purpose.  For instance you will design a different project if it a reference or if is for certification. 
  3. Know the scope of your Project. 
  4. Know who your audience is.   Are they professionals or the general public.  What is the assumed background knowledge.
  5. Understand the core principles that you wish to convey.  Your audience won't tolerate the amount of text that you could put in a web page.  Therefore your words must be memorable and impactful.

    Finally figure out the size and aspect ratio of the project.  This is the one thing that can be very hard to fix latter on. 
Holly MacDonald


Are you looking for the "technical" stuff - how to get started on Articulate? 


Are you looking for instructional design stuff - how to structure, sequence, select instructional activities?

If it's the latter, let me know and I'll see if I can help you out (it actually sounds like a great potential blog post).


Nancy Sutton

Hi all, 

Thank you for your responses. Holly, I am looking for the technical stuff, watching someone build a project slide by slide. So that as I am building, it becomes natural whether I should use a layer, a state, etc. I guess best practices for each slide, or what designers use most often for each slide. Actually triggers have been the easiest to understand. 

Holly MacDonald

Hi Nancy - I haven't forgotten this, but haven't had much time to tackle this. To buy myself some more time, I wondered if you had seen this older article: - most of it is still relevant to decisions.