Using timers is a great way to create a sense of urgency or pressure in learning games and activities. And with Storyline 360's new elapsed time variables, it's never been easier to create engaging, time-based activities in e-learning. And that's what this week's challenge is all about.
Ideas for Timed Examples
- Combine 360° images with countdown timers to create a gamified new hire orientation activity
- Simulate real-world tasks that involve time constraints
- Gamify decision-making activities
- Create timed skill and drill exercises
- Show hints or clues to quiz questions
Using the Elapsed Time Variables in Storyline 360
Check out this recent article from Amanda to learn more about the elapsed time variables and ways to use them in your projects.
Accessibility and Timed Interactions
Timed activities aren't recommended for accessible courses or learners with limited language proficiencies. You can find more guidance on using time limits in the WCAG 2.0 guidelines and success criteria.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an example that shows how time-based activities can be used in e-learning. You can use Storyline’s new elapsed time variables or any other approach that triggers events based on time.
If you use Storyline’s elapsed time variables, please consider sharing your .story files this week. I know it’s not always possible to share project files, and that’s okay. The variable is new to everyone, so your project files will help other designers learn from your work.
- Storyline 360: Elapsed Time Variables
- 3 Reasons You’re Going to Love Elapsed Time Variables in Storyline 360
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 make some time for this week’s challenge, check out the light and dark templates your fellow challengers shared over the past week:
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.