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Framing advice as do’s and don’ts is a classic strategy for creating clear, easy-to-understand learning. But presenting information as a long list can get overwhelming and tedious—two things that mean your content is likely to be forgotten.

Thankfully, you can shake things up with a few simple e-learning techniques. Let’s explore how to grab attention and create memorable learning with a few examples of the approaches you can try.

Storyline: Do’s and Don’ts Knowledge Check

And e-learning screen titled "Dos and Don

Give real-world context and coaching with this interaction from Aman Vohra. Here, learners select which email comment they believe is best for each situation. They’re then given feedback on which option is most effective and why. 

Storyline: Flip Card Do’s and Don’ts

And e-learning screen titles "Web conferencing dos and don

A combination of elegant design and animations makes this interaction from Ridvan Saglam stand out. The individual tip cards chunk out advice about web conferencing—making it eye-catching and memorable.

Storyline: Do’s and Don’ts Spoke Template

An e-learning screen titled "Do/Don

Empower learners to work at their own pace with this downloadable template created by Jodi Sansone. The template uses button interactions and an attractive layout so that learners can concentrate on each tip one at a time. 

Storyline: Do’s and Don’ts Slider Interaction

And e-learning screen titled "Check your understanding". Below that is a question with a slider interaction underneath. One side of the slider says "do" the other says "don

This example from Montse Anderson is a handy reminder that there’s more than one way to input an answer. Here, learners use an unexpected mechanism—a slider bar—to indicate whether an action is helpful or harmful.

Storyline: Do’s and Dont’s Drag-and-Drop

An e-learning screen titled "Email encryption do

Checking knowledge is as easy as moving a mouse in this do’s and don’ts sorting activity from Kristi Oliva. In this interaction, learners put their email encryption knowledge to the test as they move information into the correct “Do” or “Don’t” circle.

Storyline: Designing for Accessibility

And e-learning screen titled "Designing for users with low vision". The slide has a table with two columns: one titled "dos" and the other "don

Sometimes all you need is a solid design to make content feel more approachable. In this example from Kimberly Fields, simple language, chunking, illustrations, and whitespace work together to improve the learning experience. The end result makes the advice easy for learners to understand and apply in their own work.

Wrap-Up

The projects above share creative approaches for making do’s and don’ts feel less like a lecture and more like good advice. For even more inspiration, check out the regular updates to our weekly challenges, downloads, and examples.

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