How Do You Build E-Learning Interactions in Articulate Storyline? #3

Common E-Learning Interactions #3: Challenge | Recap

What Are Your Favorite Interactive Graphics in E-Learning?

When you’re just starting out and learning to build e-learning courses, it’s helpful to identify interactions you’ll use the most in your projects. While there are hundreds of different ways to build interactions, you’ll likely only use a handful of them frequently.

Common interactions can include quizzes, practice activities, and simple click-and-reveals. I shared some of my favorite interactions last year. Now it's your turn to share your most commonly used activities and interactions.

Screencast Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to screencast at least one tutorial to help new users build a common e-learning interaction in Articulate Storyline.

I’ve listed some examples below, but feel free to share any example you think would help new users get up and running in Storyline.

NOTE: Don’t worry if someone already recorded a similar tutorial. Your teaching style and workflow will be unique to your experience and expertise.

Common E-Learning Interactions

Here are a few of the most common interactions you’ll find in today’s e-learning courses. Use one from the list or choose one from your own projects.

  • Tabs Interactions
  • Timelines
  • Flashcards
  • Notecards
  • Checklists
  • Process and Step Graphics
  • Drag-and-Drop Sorting
  • Media Galleries
  • Image Zooming

Techniques for Building Common E-Learning Interactions

Record Your Screencast

You can record your screencast using any tool you like. Storyline’s built-in screen recorder is one option. Replay works well for including webcam video with your screen recording. Another popular choice is Camtasia.

Share Your Screencast

Please use YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia to host your screencast. That will make it easy for me to embed the tutorials in the weekly recap post for each challenge. If you need help, I can post your video to one of our channels.

You’re also free to bundle your videos into a Storyline project (here’s an example). You’ll just need a place to host your published project.

Ready? Set? Record!

About the Screencast Challenges

The weekly screencasting challenges are ongoing opportunities to teach, learn, and demonstrate your e-learning expertise. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos. 

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. If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness. 

Tracy Parish

I chose one that I happened to be working on yesterday. The premise is a slide with a button(s) on it, click the button(s) and the video opens on a layer, when the video ends the layer closes, and the button’s state changes to show complete. I broke this video into 3 parts so that those that don’t want to watch the whole thing can skip to the section that interests them. • Part 1 walks through the interaction we are going to create and the basic setup. Then moves on how to how to create your own buttons and insert icons making each state look different. • Part 2 walks through how to set up the variables and triggers to make this interaction function as intended. • Part 3 is a quick troubling shooting tip I discovered as I was creating this interaction. I had some issues when I ... Expand

David Anderson