A presentation of Santa Clara with Storyline 2

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Last time I created an interactive map about Santa Clara, where I live, for the e-learning heroes challenge #86. Then, I decided to continue this work on Santa Clara and created a presentation of the city with Storyline 2. I only did a few slides with basic information you can find on Wikipedia, and reused my interactive map!

You can access the presentation by clicking on the picture above. Next time, I will show you a few charts and pies created with storyline, to show you how you can present data nicely with Storyline 2; I will add details about animation/triggers/layers to explain you how to recreate the same effect! So, I hope you will enjoy this short presentation, and see you next time!

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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