This page is all about Storyline. Storyline is a great tool for creating online learning. It’s developed by a company called Articulate, which has one of the most active, friendly and supportive online communities I’ve ever come across.
Every Friday, Articulate’s Community Manager David Anderson sets a challenge for the community. The challenge is to use an Articulate product (Storyline is one of several) to come up with a solution to an eLearning dilemma. I love these challenges: I get to learn Storyline in a new way, stretch my creativity muscles and stay up-to-date with design trends.
In this post, I’ve collected the Storyline interactions I’ve developed for the community challenges so you can see them in one place. I started doing the challenges in May 2015 when I was between contracts. My paid work always dictates how much time I can spend on a challenge. (I think David posts them on Fridays so we can work on them over the weekend.)
After I finish a challenge, I write a regular blog post that explains something about how I built the interaction, what I encountered and what I learned. Each of the links below opens in a new window. I would love to hear your thoughts on any of my examples.
On-Screen Dialogue (#105): I like how BranchTrack displays its dialogue. To do this in Storyline would require lots of manual steps. Here, I’ve just embedded the BranchTrack into a SL file. Blog Post.
Before and After (#100): Several developers from the community have asked me how I did this. So I finally posted the Story file so they can download it and de-construct it. This was fun to figure out. Blog Post.
Grab Attention (#93): Many instructional designers go overboard on this one. I like to keep my attention grabbing antics to a minimum. This example is a bit over-done, but shows a variety of possibilities. Blog Post.