Using Web Objects for Performance Support in E-Learning #220

Using Web Objects in E-Learning #220: Challenge | Recap

Storyline’s Web Objects are similar to lightbox slides in that they give course designers a solution for loading on-demand content and resources when they need it. What makes web objects unique is how they allow learners to access external content such as web pages and intranet sites directly inside the course.

Ideas for using web objects include:

  • Pulling in compliance documents from intranet sites
  • Loading synchronous discussion forums and chat rooms for performance support
  • Playing educational podcasts and explainer videos

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that demonstrates how web objects can be used in e-learning.

If you’re not using Storyline or Studio, feel free to show something comparable in whatever tool you’re using.


Here are a few resources to help you get started. If you get stuck or need some help, please post in the forums and we’ll be glad to help you out.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you get started with this week’s challenge, take some time to check out the Valentine’s Day e-learning examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week: 


Valentine's Day Interactions #219: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a great 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.

Richard Watson
Richard Watson

Jess, From my understanding, the x-Frame Options is more of a policy that allows the website admin to determine how the webpage is allowed to be framed. There are three options: (Deny): page cannot be displayed in a frame (SAMEORIGIN): page can be displayed in a frame on the same origin as the page itself (same domain, protocol, port) (ALLOW-FROM url): page can only be displayed in a frame on the specified origin When the website sends the X-Frame-Option: SAMEORIGIN, it means the site can only be framed by pages with the same origin as the framed page. On the other hand, setting up a link to open in a new window (target="_blank") will cause a browser to open a new window/tab in your browser. There is much debate about the value of using it but it is often used to... Expand

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Hi Heather! You can use Notepad to edit HTML files, it's enough to edit the texts for this example. Unfortunately, I can't see your example, because it's located on your computer, not on a server. You can try to publish it in Storyline and share the Review link with me, so I can see how does it look like on your end. Here is the description of how to edit the example - Inside the downloaded files you will find a folder called 'Web Object'. Inside this folder you will find an index.html file where you can see all the information that is shown on the right panel in the demo. Edit this information and you will see how easily the tabs adapt to it and make space for a larger amount of text or additional images. Once you put the file on your computer you will have to change the location... Expand

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