Designing Custom Table of Contents Menus in E-Learning #182

Table of Contents in E-Learning #182: ChallengeRecap

Create a Custom Table of Contents to Help Learners Navigate Through the Course

Today’s authoring tools make it easier than ever to customize how the menu looks and where it’s placed in the course player. But there will be times when designers want to move beyond the default menu options and design their own course menu. 

While DIY menus take longer to design and implement, they’re worth the time if they help learners get more from their training. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about.

Moving Beyond the Default Player Menu

Storyline’s menu options on the Player Properties window allow you to control how the player menu appears in your published course. This is a classic table of contents–style menu that provides all the functionality most courses need.

Moving Beyond the Default Player Menu

Using a Table of Contents Style Menu

When you want even more control over your menu design’s fonts, colors, graphics, bookmarking, and types of menu information, you’ll need to create everything yourself. The good news is: tools like Storyline make this really easy!

Using a Table of Contents Style Menu

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example of a custom table of contents menu. What other types of information can you include in your TOC that go beyond learner progress?

You don’t need to build out a real project this week. Use placeholder slides and content to allow more time for your custom table of contents menu.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you lay your e-learning cards on the table, take a look at the interactive “choose your own adventure” examples your fellow community members shared over the past week:

Choose Your Own Adventure in E-Learning

Choose Your Own Adventure in E-Learning RECAP #181: Challenge | Recap

Looking forward to seeing what you bring to the table this week, E-Learning Heroes!

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.

David Anderson