Using Sliders to Create Interactive Documents
In a recent post, John Berendes from Yukon Learning, shared a fun tutorial on using sliders to page through a document or policy manual. While this may not be an everyday use case for sliders, it’s a great way to begin seeing new ways to navigate information-heavy content in e-learning. Check out his post and download the source file to see how he put it together.
Using Sliders to Create Interactive Instruction Manuals
One way to approach your slider document is to align the visual elements to your content. Below is a simple example that uses a custom background and slider thumb to align with the LEGO instruction manual.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to show how sliders can be used to create interactive documents or instruction manuals.
I’ve included some slider resources below. If this is your first time working with sliders, let us know in the forums if you get stuck or have questions.
Articles and tutorials
- Storyline 360: Working with Sliders
- 4 Pro Tips for Working with Sliders
- How to Build a Simple Process Interaction Using Sliders in Storyline
- Storyline 360 Essentials: Using and Customizing Sliders
- Storyline 360: Create Parallax Effects with Sliders in Storyline 360
- Storyline 360: NSA: Interactive Characters and Slider Interaction
- Using Sliders in E-Learning #205: Challenge | Recap
- Parallax Scrolling Effects in E-Learning #253: Challenge | Recap
- Combining Sliders for Interactive Infographics #260: Challenge | Recap
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example..
- Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you slide into this week’s document challenge, check out the creative ways static content can be transformed into interactive e-learning:
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.