One of the best things about on-demand/self-paced learning is its ability to be non-linear. Courses full of exploration and learner control are great, but how do you help the learner track their progress? The Articulate Storyline Player Menu works well for page-turners, but not as well for non-linear exploration. Have you ever considered using an interactive custom menu slide but didn't know where to start? Are you intimidated by variables and triggers? Have you ever looked at other people's courses and wished yours could be just as cool?

In this BYOD session you will learn the basics of Articulate Storyline variables and triggers. Without any prior understanding of computer programming you will walk out knowing that you, too, can use advanced features of Storyline to wow your stakeholders. Together we will dissect and demystify variables and triggers in non-technical terms. We will then use these two concepts to build an interactive course menu that tracks completion of course activities and changes dynamically to show the learner what has (or has not) been accomplished. By the end of this session you will know that you, too, can utilize advanced features of Storyline to wow your stakeholders.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The definition and purpose of Storyline variables and triggers
  • How variables and triggers can enhance the learner experience
  • How to use variables and triggers to set actions that are dependent on learner progress
  • How you can use these features to create an interactive menu that informs the learner of their progress through the course
  • How to apply these concepts to 360 images for a truly immersive menu experience

Technology discussed:

Articulate Storyline 360

Participant technology requirements:

An internet connected laptop or other device with Articulate Storyline 360 installed and activated. Trial versions will work for this session. The presenter will provide sample files for download that will be used during the session. Note that the sample files may not work in earlier versions of Storyline. Please ensure that Storyline 360 is installed prior to the session to ensure that you can participate in the hands-on portion.

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