Each week when I start a new project at work, I love trying to think up ways to put a slightly unique spin on the experience while still staying true to the format I’ve been using. There’s something about consistency that is both helpful and boring at the same time. One on hand, the learner can concentrate on the content because they know what to expect out of the user experience–so no guessing on “How do I interact with this object,” or “what am I supposed to do here?”
But at the same time, the user can quickly become bored and think, “Not another lame eLearning.” This is where a slight tweak comes in handy.
I think it’s possibly to have unique “slides,” each serving their own purpose but still having the tie in of a theme through use of:
- Image theme
This week I created a Storyline 2 template that is a blue photography theme. I’m hoping this will inspire others out there to download and modify the theme as needed. Change the images, modify the colors, choose a new font! Go crazy.
Download the Template
I use Articulate on a daily basis to create interactive eLearning activities, but this eLearning Heroes Challenge was definitely a…challenge. This week, “Articulate Dave” asked the community to create a parallax using sliders in Articulate Storyline.
As Dave defined, a parallax is:
…a motion effect that’s used to simulate depth by animating background images slower than foreground images.
Basically, it’s that fancy feature with your new iPhone that makes it seem like the background on the phone is moving when you tilt the phone around from side to side.
I plan to update later about what I did to create this effect. I’ve got to be honest; it took me forever (or so it felt like it), but I’m really excited about the end result.
And I always feel like I need to make the challenge relevant to some kind of subject matter. So…here ya go.
This week’s eLearning Heroes Challenge is Zooming and Panning. In this brief eLearning, I’ve used the zoom in feature in Articulate Storyline 2 to create the perspective of a learner as they look around the room to locate possible violations in a laboratory setting.
I have not used the zoom feature in my trainings yet in a professional setting, but this eLearning challenge has helped me become more familiar with this feature. Each time I start a new project, I like to see if I can utilize something new or advanced. So here’s to looking forward to new functionality in an upcoming project! 🙂