SOS! Drowning in bullet list items!

Apr 23, 2019

Please help me brainstorm my way out of this bullet ocean!

I'm building a module in Storyline where I want to present different options on employee benefits one can implement in their small business (like health insurance, PTO, etc.).

My original idea was doing a virtual shop type of theme where the learner could "shop" for benefit options on a tablet device. They would select their budget level, and then based on that selection they can browse different benefits.

I'm now realizing that I have over 30+ different types of benefits to present. For example, if I talk about PTO (paid time off), that could lead to unlimited/limited/segmented PTO, special birthday PTO, volunteer PTO, and bereavement PTO. Or if I discuss medical benefits that could lead to flex spending accounts, health savings accounts, health reimbursement accounts, different types of insurances that are health related.

It seems like there are a lot of categories that split off into a bunch of mini solutions under each one. And some of them need an explanation (like a flex spending account, for example).

I want to give people a good idea of what options they have, but there are literally SO MANY. I'm overwhelmed. At this point my brain just wants to build a nice bullet point list, but that won't do. The course I'm building is unique because of the interactive/themed modules, and I want to keep it that way.

Do you have any ideas on what I can do? Different theme? Scale WAY back? A way to segment my ideas to where the learner doesn't get bored half way through?

If you're looking to brainstorm on your project - I'd be happy to help as well!

Thank you!

4 Replies
Ned Whiteley

Hi Alina,

In the attached pdf I have outlined my version of your Benefits Shop. Selecting a budget level gives you credits, which you then exchange for different levels of benefits and thus select a suitable combination of Gold, Silver and Bronze benefits that most appropriately suits you and your budget. Additional benefit information is available at any time via lightbox slides, which can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be. At the end, when you arrive at the checkout, you are able to get a printout of your selected benefits. This could also include some of the information contained on the lightbox slides that is pertinent to the benefits that were selected.

All of this should be achievable with careful use of variables and triggers. I'm not sure if you would need javascript for the printing as I haven't done that before, but there are plenty of threads on it in the community, so help should be at hand if needed.

Hope this helps.

David Tait

I have quite a simple suggestion that should be pretty straight-forward to implement consistently across a number of slides.

You could list the top level benefits one one slide and when you click in to them you could take the learner to a specific slide that covers all sub-benefits pertaining to each benefit header.

Using the PTO as an example you could jump to a PTO slide. When you arrive at the slide you could use an accordion to list the sub-benefits, you could then expand the accordion headings to learn more about each option: unlimited/limited/segmented PTO, special birthday PTO, volunteer PTO, and bereavement PTO etc.

You could add visual interest to each individual benefit slide by creating a watermark/icon/image that represents each of the top-level benefits.

There have been a couple of challenges showcasing accordions if you're looking for inspiration:

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