Lightbox slides give course designers an elegant solution for presenting learners with important resources without leaving the current slide. Some of the most common use cases for lightbox slides include:
- Job aids and handouts
- Tables of contents and menu navigation
- Extended resources and reading lists
- Video how-tos and other types of media
How Do Lightbox Slides Work?
Lightbox slides are loaded on top of the current slide and resized to 80% of the original slide. To help learners focus on the lightbox content, the main slide background is dimmed so all emphasis is on the lightbox.
The best part about Storyline’s lightbox slides is that any slide in your course can be used as a lightbox slide. This means any slide in your course (menu, dashboard, quiz results, interaction) can double as a lightbox slide.
There are dozens of practical uses for lightbox slides. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share one or more examples that demonstrate how lightbox slides can be used in e-learning courses.
Here are some general articles to help you get started using lightboxes.
- Using Lightbox Slides as Course Resources in Articulate Storyline
- Here are Two Great Ways to Use the Lightbox Tool in Storyline
- All About Lightboxes
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.
- Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
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Wishing you a light-tastic 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.