Converting Static Content Into Interactive E-Learning #299

Converting Static to Interactive E-Learning #299: Challenge | Recap

How to Make Static E-Learning More Interactive

Storyline’s convert to freeform option offers six super easy ways to transform slide content into interactive slides. The process is the same for each question type, so it’s really up to you to choose the interaction type that best suits your new question.

Storyline 360 Convert to Freeform Question Types

Technically, there’s nothing challenging about using convert to freeform. You design your slide, click a button, and select the choices and feedback. That’s easy. 

The challenge lies in seeing the different ways to present your static content interactively. Because you’re working with existing content, the context for the activity is already in place; you just need to reframe the content into a meaningful question.

Here’s How Convert to Freeform Can Make You a Better E-Learning Designer

One of the easiest ways to practice moving static content to something more interactive is to reframe your existing content into the form of a question. This is a great way to create informal, interactive knowledge checks without extending your project’s timeline.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Begin with your static slide
  2. Duplicate the slide
  3. Convert the slide to a freeform question
  4. Reframe the static content into the form of a question

Rinse and repeat for each question type.

Here’s How Convert to Freeform Can Make You a Better E-Learning Designer

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to take a static content slide and convert it into each of the six freeform question types.

The only new content you should add to the freeform questions is instruction and feedback. You shouldn’t have to create new content to make the questions work.

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Last Week’s Challenge:

To help you kickstart this week’s challenge, check out the animated timer examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:


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Hello Rachna. Indeed, there is a small bug on your hotspot slide. I can see it. I (and you) can fix it. But I can't explain it. If you look closely at your slide with the incorrect layer, you can see on the base layer that the rotating selection marker is visible on your submit button (it shouldn't). This means that we press the Submit button AND choose that (incorrect) area at the same time, every time, even though we clicked red first. In other words, when you click the Submit button, you are simultaneously clicking an incorrect area. The proof: if you use the submit button of the player (after having clicked on the red one), the correct layer appears, of course. Look again: if you remove the freeform from your slide and then put it back, you need to reassign the click zone (unass... Expand