What happens when you combine 3 weekly challenges into one?

I was looking through the challenges in 2018 and realized 3 challenges were already posted (and now a 4th today)! Looking at the topics of the first three, I pondered combining them into one solution. In the real world, we all do that daily; combine multiple ideas, approaches and technologies to create our e-learning.

Here are the first 3 weekly challenges of 2018:

  • 187 - Top 10 Things You Need Know About E-Learning
  • 188 - Using Random Number Variables to Create Dynamic E-Learning
  • 189 - Circular Menu Navigation in E-Learning

I created an Automatic Tip Selector that will draw from a random pool of my top 10 e-learning tips using the new random number trigger and display this in a circular format using a dial interaction.

When you start the selector, Storyline will use the random number trigger to pick a number from 1 to 10. It will cycle through the number pool until it finds a tip that hasn’t yet been viewed. Once it finds a tip, clicking on the tip number displays the tip. Closing the tip returns to the selector where it works to find the next available tip.

Give it a try!

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Stephanie Harnett

Thanks! This was done using Storyline's built-in features so lots of variables/triggers, particularly with large ranges of number pools (I've attached my story file for reference), Owen Holt offered a solution that utilizes the random number feature along with JavaScript to streamline variables/triggers usage in this thread https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/ensuring-a-random-number-is-not-re-picked