E-learning Heroes Challenge #86

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It’s been a long time since I participated to a ELH Challenge proposed by Articulate! But this time, I had more time and was very interested in the challenge: create an interactive map to show where we live. I arrived in my neighborhood only 8 months ago, and I use Google Map a lot to discover the area, and to drive with the GPS feature of the app. So, I decided to create an interactive map looking like Google Map, in ‘Earth’ mode.

To create this interactive map, I had to create a looooooot of layers, Layers are life. Really. Your can play with then so much, with the correct triggers and settings. I also used sliders, one of the new features of Storyline 2. I had to be careful with all the variables used by the triggers, to ensure the proper picture is shown at any time.

It was very challenging, because I faced a few issues and had to find a solution to ensure my map would work properly, as expected, any time, after revisiting a layer, etc.

I hope you will enjoy this interactive map! You will discover 10 places in my neighborhood, in the beautiful city of Santa Clara in California.

View the map

How to use animations, motion paths and layers to create an animated course

I continued my work with Fables characters; this time, I decided to create an animated course. I used three main features of Storyline 2: animations (entrance and exit), motion paths (the best new feature of Storyline 2, even if it could be improved), and layers. The structure of my course (welcome slide / navigation menu / conclusion) is contained in one single slide made of many layers:

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I had to use some triggers to configure the show/hide layer settings, and also to be very careful with each layer settings, especially the ‘revisiting’ settings. Indeed, the content of the course itself is not contained in this slide, but in new ones. Of course, for this example I didn’t create any content so my chapters are made of one single slide, but we can imagine full chapters with many slides, even in a separated scene.

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Those settings are crucial to ensure some triggers will work properly.

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Here we have only one slide per chapter, for the example, but we can imagine full chapters.

You can access the demo here.

Examples of cover slides

Hey I know it’s been a long time since I wrote my last post, but I’ve been very busy the last weeks. A few days ago, I had a little bit of free time, so I decided to work with Storyline, and to create a few slides I could use as covers for my future e-learning modules. Also, on May 19th, the 10th volume of the deluxe edition of Fables, a comics by Bill Willingham, was published (and I’ve waited it a long time). So, I decided to use some Fables illustrations for my covers. Yes, I’m a big fan of Fables. If you don’t know this comics yet, I recommend you to buy the beautiful deluxe edition to discover this great comics, and to play the amazing videogame The Wolf Among Us by TellTale Games, based on Fables universe and characters.

Of course, it’s only for the example. You can replace the pictures but whatever you want…

I hope it will give you some inspiration!

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